Gaetano Compri – “Implantation of the salesian charism in Japan. Reflections of Fr Cimatti on the formation of personnel in loco” in “Implantation of the Salesian charism in Asia – Ideals, challenges, answers, results”

The first nine Salesian missionaries arrived in Japan on 8 February 1926 under the leadership of Fr Vincenzo Cimatti. They were entrusted with the two provinces of Miyazaki and Oita, far away from the big cities, where they succeeded the missionaries of the Foreign Missions of Paris (MEP).

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Enrico Danieli – “The salesian charism in the new cultural environment of the kingdom of Siam in the first 30 years” in “Implantation of the Salesian charism in Asia – Ideals, challenges, answers, results”

This paper aims to present the situation prevailing in the Kingdom of Siam at the time of the arrival of the first Salesians and the unexpected turn of evens which posed challenges to them.

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Carlo Socol – “The implantation of the salesian charism in China (1906-1936): ideals, challenges, answers and results” in “Implantation of the Salesian charism in Asia – Ideals, challenges, answers, results”

The Salesians landed in Macao on 13 February 1906 to take over the management of a diocesan orphanage and set up a school of arts and crafts, with the aim of expanding gradually into China proper, which they first did in 1911, shortly after the Portuguese republican revolution forced the them out of the enclave.

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Francesco Motto – “Catholic church and the missions in the twenty years between the world wars. Salesian missionary strategy” in “Implantation of the Salesian charism in Asia – Ideals, challenges, answers, results”

This paper could be considered precisely the second part of the one presented at the previous seminart. It is my intention to present a general framework within which many of the other papers that follow will find their place – at least those which will directly or indirectly refer to the third decade of the XX century.

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Nestor Impelido – “Salesians in the Philippines (1949-1963): historical notes” in “The beginning of the Salesian presence in east Asia”.

The aim of the Seminar is to present the beginnings of the Salesian Presence in East Asia and Oceania. The Philippines, as part of this Salesian Region, has also its beginnings and origins from the first Salesian Presence in East Asia: China. For in the two times that the Salesians started to root themselves in the Philippines, they came from China to negotiate and to concretise what they negotiated. Continue reading “Nestor Impelido – “Salesians in the Philippines (1949-1963): historical notes” in “The beginning of the Salesian presence in east Asia”.”

Amador Anjos – “The first salesians in east Timor: 1927-1929” in “The beginning of the Salesian presence in east Asia”.

The purpose of this work is to show the process of the first presence of the Salesians in East Timor, between 1927 and 1929. It is a meteoric presence for it did not last two whole years and it is also intriguing due to questions that rose. In fact, how is it possible that the Salesians decided to abandon the Island shortly after a year and a half, when the Salesians had accepted the administration of a school of arts and crafts existing already in Dili (capital of the territory) – after having celebrated a contract with the Bishop of Macau, Josè da Costa Nunes, for a sexennium – what important reasons led the Major Superiors to take such a decision before the bilateral contract celebrated in January 1927 come to an end? Continue reading “Amador Anjos – “The first salesians in east Timor: 1927-1929” in “The beginning of the Salesian presence in east Asia”.”

Enrico Danieli – “The initium of the salesian presence in Thailand” in “The beginning of the Salesian presence in east Asia”.

In the years 1924-25, the Salesian Congregation was preparing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Salesian missions and to this purpose some qualified confreres were giving talks on Salesian Missions, in parishes, schools, to cooperators and alumni to animate them about the missionary work and to get their support. On the 25h of February 1924,Msgr. Dante Munerati, the Salesian Procurator in Rome, wrote a letter to inform the Superiors in Turin that he had received an unofficial note from His Excellency Cardinal Van Rossum, Prefect of the Congregation of Propaganda Fide, saying that he would like to entrust a new mission in the Kingdom of Siam to the Salesians. Continue reading “Enrico Danieli – “The initium of the salesian presence in Thailand” in “The beginning of the Salesian presence in east Asia”.”

Gaetano Compri – “The beginning and the development of the salesian work in Japan” in “The beginning of the Salesian presence in east Asia”.

To write this paper, I used a great part of the materials gathered by the deceased Fr. Alfonso Crevacore in the “Cimatti Museum” of Tokyo (CMT), situated in the Salesian Seminary of Chofu. It deals specially with the mail correspondence. The originals are found according to the container, or in the Vatican Archives, or in the Central Salesian Archives of Rome (ASC) or in the archive of the China Province in Hong Kong or in the said Cimatti Museum. Fr. Mario Rassiga’s manuscript “Breve cenno storico dell’opera salesiana in Cina” (vol. II, chapter XCIX, pp. 125-136), which reported the correspondence between the Holy See and the Superiors in Turin before the foundation of the Salesian work in Japan. One should note that the actual Japanese Province, up to I January 1928, was part of the Visitatoria of China, of which the superior was Fr. Ignazio Canazei. Continue reading “Gaetano Compri – “The beginning and the development of the salesian work in Japan” in “The beginning of the Salesian presence in east Asia”.”

Francesco Motto – “Salesian missionary activity while blessed Filippo Rinaldi (1921-1931) was Rector maior with particular reference to eastern Asia” in “The beginning of the Salesian presence in east Asia”.

On 6 February l922,Pius XI (1939) ascended the Papal throne: he would become known as a “Pope of the Missions” (as was his predecessor, Benedict XV). Two months later, on 24 April, Fr. Filippo Rinaldi ( 5 December 1931) was elected Rector Major: his ten years in office would be recalled for the great re-launching of the Salesian missionary movement. After a rapid glance at the “missionary policy” of the Papacy during the same period, we shall concentrate on that. Continue reading “Francesco Motto – “Salesian missionary activity while blessed Filippo Rinaldi (1921-1931) was Rector maior with particular reference to eastern Asia” in “The beginning of the Salesian presence in east Asia”.”

María Andrea Nicoletti – “Entre la utopía y la realidad: las misiones en la Patagonia en tiempos de don Rua a través de las visitas extraordinarias (1900 y 1908)”, in “Don Michele Rua primo successore di Don Bosco. Tratti di personalità, governo e opere (1888-1910)”.

La Patagonia fue el motor de las misiones salesianas ad gentes. Aquella tierra que surgió tras la intuición de don Bosco y que claramente se transformó en utopía, se constituyó como el mito fundador del carisma misionero salesiano. Tras la muerte de don Bosco (1888) y durante el rectorado de don Rua (1888-1910), la Patagonia comenzaba a abandonar aquel ideal utópico y a transitar por un camino que buscaba reorganizar y ordenar aquella desbordante realidad fundacional. Continue reading “María Andrea Nicoletti – “Entre la utopía y la realidad: las misiones en la Patagonia en tiempos de don Rua a través de las visitas extraordinarias (1900 y 1908)”, in “Don Michele Rua primo successore di Don Bosco. Tratti di personalità, governo e opere (1888-1910)”.”

Michal Vojtáš – Religione, Bastone e Preventività. Implicazioni metodologiche del principio religioso nell’educazione salesiana

Nella presente riflessione vorrei analizzare il rapporto tra il principio della religione e la metodologia educativa salesiana. Come modello di riferimento prenderò due filoni diversi di mentalità preventiva che si collocano in periodi storici diversi sintonizzati con gli sviluppi dell’educazione salesiana.

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Grazia Loparco – Le Figlie di Maria Ausiliatrice dinanzi ai cambi socio-culturali nell’ottica del governo

Un’indagine sulle risposte delle FMA alle sfide prodotte ai processi mondiali in atto tra fine ‘800 e metà ‘900 deve tener conto della natura e della missione educativa dell’istituzione, della sua struttura organizzativa e di governo, e dei destinatari. Questi fattori connotano la percezione della realtà da parte delle religiose e l’interazione tra governo centrale e locale. Le fonti che sono state selezionate per questo studio sono inerenti al governo centrale e questo indica l’angolatura della ricerca, al contempo delimita la tipologia dell’informazioni e le conseguenti valutazioni.

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Pietro Ricaldone – Circolare ai Direttori sull’osservanza religiosa e sui loro doveri particolare: Rendiconto – L’esercizio della Buona Morte – Le due Conferenze mensili – Riunioni del Capitolo della Casa – Soluzione del Caso – Lezione del Nuovo Testamento. Consigli pratici per facilitarne l’attuazione

Don Ricaldone crede utile portare a conoscenza una circolare inviata ai Direttori: essa è stampata a continuazione di queste parole introduttive, in questo stesso numero degli Atti del Capitolo. Dalle relazioni fatte dai Visitatori straordinari i Superiori si sono persuasi della necessità, non solo d’insistere sopra alcuni punti della vita religiosa, ma di renderne agevole e controllata la pratica a vantaggio dei Soci e delle Opere nostre. A tal fine vengono suggeriti e ordinati ai Direttori alcuni mezzi pratici che è bene conoscano tutti, acciocché si possa contribuire efficacemente alla loro costante attuazione. Continue reading “Pietro Ricaldone – Circolare ai Direttori sull’osservanza religiosa e sui loro doveri particolare: Rendiconto – L’esercizio della Buona Morte – Le due Conferenze mensili – Riunioni del Capitolo della Casa – Soluzione del Caso – Lezione del Nuovo Testamento. Consigli pratici per facilitarne l’attuazione”

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