Salvatore Cirillo Dama – “Cuarenta y cinco dias a orillas del rio Azopardo” in “Ricerche Storiche Salesiane”

En el museo salesiano “Maggiorino Borgatello” de Punta Arenas cayó bajo mis manos un manuscrito dactilografiado en que no se mencionaba el autor con el título “Cuarenta y cinco días a orillas del rio Azopardo” posteriormente pude averiguar que fue escrito por el padre Lorenzo Massa y el contenido corresponde a un relato testimonial del padre Luis Carnino a la época, director de la misión salesiana San Rafael de la isla Dawson (1889-1911), el mismo Carnino encabezó una expedición al occidente de Tierra del Fuego, proyecto ideado y organizado por Mons. José Fagnano sdb, Prefecto Apostólico de la Patagonia meridional, Tierra del Fuego e Islas Malvinas (1883-1916).

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Grzegorz Jaskot – “Andrzej Świda (1905-1955): salesiano con una mente aperta e sguardo lungimirante” in “Ricerche Storiche Salesiane”

Don Andrzej Świda, sacerdote SDB, polacco, nato il 23 marzo 1905 a Malecz, nell’attuale Bielorussia – morto a Warszawa il 19 febbraio 1995. Allora la città di Malecz era sotto il dominio russo, per effetto delle ben note spartizioni della Polonia per opera della Russia, Prussia e Austria, avvenute nella seconda metà del XVIII secolo.

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Stanisław Zimniak – “Gli anni viennesi del giovane Mario Marega futuro missionario salesiano in Giappone (1916-1918)” in “Ricerche Storiche Salesiane”

Nel pieno della Grande Guerra il giovane Mario Marega trascorse due anni a Vienna, dal 1916 al 1918, nel convitto affidato dal Ministero degli Interni alla direzione della Congregazione Salesiana.

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Miguel Canino Zanoletty – “Los cardenales protectores de la Congregación Salesiana (1879-1970). Esbozo histórico de una institución singular” in “Ricerche Storiche Salesiane”

El objetivo principal de este estudio es ofrecer una visión histórica de conjunto sobre una institución que jugó un papel relevante, sobre todo, en las primeras décadas de vida de la Congregación.

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Thomas Anchukandam – “Kristu Jyoti college, Bangalore: the history and significance of the opening of the first Salesian institution in the archdiocese of Bangalore – Part III” in “Ricerche Storiche Salesiane”

Jan Pietrzykowski – “L’arcivescovo Antoni Baraniak: salesiano zelante, vescovo indomito” in “Ricerche Storiche Salesiane”

Dagli esempi elencati si può concludere che l’arcivescovo Baraniak, fino alla fine della sua vita, si sentì un salesiano e molte volte ci diede prova di questo.

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Stanisław Zimniak – “Sulle obiezioni circa i nove voti positivi espressi dai consultori teologi sulla «positio» per il processo di beatificazione e di canonizzazione del servo di Dio cardinale August Hlond, primate della Polonia” in “Ricerche Storiche Salesiane”

Il 9 marzo 2017, nel corso del Congresso peculiare dei Consultori teologi, è stata votata la Positio super vita, virtutibus, fama sanctitatis del Servo di Dio cardinale August Hlond, primate della Polonia, socio della congregazione salesiana e fondatore della Societatis Christi Pro Emigrantibus (1881-1948).

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Mathew Kapplikunnel – “Father Philip Thayil: visionary and innovator (1917-2003)” in “Ricerche Storiche Salesiane”

It is quite natural that anyone who intends to profile a Salesian personality in South India would quite naturally think of Fr. Philip Thayil as someone deserving of being made known to a wider Salesian readership.

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Thomas Anchukandam – “Kristu Jyoti college, Bangalore: the history and significance of the opening of the first Salesian institution in the archdiocese of Bangalore – Part II” in “Ricerche Storiche Salesiane”

Kristu Jyoti College, built and launched on its mission of theological formation of the Salesians in the whole of India, was envisioned and realized in a fast-changing post-colonial world which was throwing up daunting challenges for the Church and consecrated life in general and for the Salesian Congregation with its professed goal of catering to the young and the needy in particular and that at a time when newly independent India was seeking to find its place in the comity of nations.

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Maria Maul – Fragility in the life of Mary Mazzarello

In the altar of the large church to St. Mary Domenica Mazzarello in Mornese-Mazzarelli, a vertebra of her backbone has been inserted as a symbol of her upright personality and her inner strength. It is not surprising, therefore, that Fr. Alberto Cavaglià, in his celebratory lecture on 14 May 1932, at the end of the Jubilee Year with which the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA) celebrated the 50th anniversary of Mary Mazzarello’s death, compared her to the “strong and wise women” of the Book of Proverbs (cf. Prov 31). Continue reading “Maria Maul – Fragility in the life of Mary Mazzarello”

Anthony Nguyen – God as father and Don Bosco as father

Don Bosco is a saint who is honored as the “father and teacher” of the youth. However, we may be curious to ask ourselves: In what sense do we understand the term “father” as it is attributed or applied to Don Bosco? Surely, it is not in “biological” sense of the word. But it is not simply in spiritual sense because Don Bosco did not only provide spiritual nourishment (heaven) to the young, but also “work and bread” (something for bodily/biological needs). Continue reading “Anthony Nguyen – God as father and Don Bosco as father”

Savio Hon – Back to Don Bosco: Da mihi Animas Response of Fr. Savio Hon Don Bosco Hall, Berkeley, Symposium July 20, 2007.

The article of Fr. Arthur Lenti is very well documented, succinct, and concise. In my response, I would like to focus on two points. One is to appreciate the sapiential dimension of the motto that has permeated all aspects of the life of Don Bosco and the Salesian Family. Another is to call to mind the inter-cultural aspect which deserves more of our attention nowadays. Continue reading “Savio Hon – Back to Don Bosco: Da mihi Animas Response of Fr. Savio Hon Don Bosco Hall, Berkeley, Symposium July 20, 2007.”

Arthur Lenti – Da Mihi Animas in Don Bosco. Don Bosco’s life and work for the “Salvation of Souls”

The motto Da mihi animas; cetera tolle expresses the primary objective and spirit of Don Bosco’s incessant activity and the pastoral and ascetical program that he wished to hand on to his Salesians. How this driving ideal powered Don Bosco’s life and work-that is, his manifold pastoral choices-is the object of this paper. Continue reading “Arthur Lenti – Da Mihi Animas in Don Bosco. Don Bosco’s life and work for the “Salvation of Souls””

Francis Preston – Response to Paper of Fr. Joe Boenzi

Towards the end of his paper, Fr. Boenzi makes reference to the “pastoral heart” of Francis de Sales and how “as he looked at the separated city of Geneva, his longing converted into a program of action and a journey of continual conversion.” And with reference to Don Bosco Fr. Boenzi comments: “At the end of the day, the Da mihi animas is a prayer and a gesture that becomes a life long investment. Continue reading “Francis Preston – Response to Paper of Fr. Joe Boenzi”

Joseph Boenzi – Da Mihi Animas. Cry of the pastoral heart of Francis de Sales

Don Bosco claimed that the motto Da mihi animas cetera tolle came from Francis de Sales, and we Salesians presume that this was the cherished phrase that the saintly Bishop of Geneva claimed for his own. And yet… was this really Francis de Sales. motto? On his own coat of arms as bishop we find a totally different phrase. Continue reading “Joseph Boenzi – Da Mihi Animas. Cry of the pastoral heart of Francis de Sales”

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