Arthur Lenti – The founding and early expansion of the salesian work in the San Francisco area from Archival Documents, Part II

As in the earlier article, so also in the present one, besides transcribing and translating pertinent archival documents (chiefly letters), I will try to provide an essential historical framework designed to make the sequence intelligible.

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Arthur Lenti – The founding and early expansion of the salesian work in the San Francisco area from Archival Documents

Recently the Central Salesian Archives released the files of the Rua rectorate on some 1,750 microfiches. This boon has made archival research in that rectorate possible even for students residing away from the Central Archives.

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Arthur Lenti – Don Bosco’s last years, his last illness and saintly death from eyewitness accounts

The present essay has a rather modest aim. Steering clear of the complexities of a biographical reconstruction, it will simply describe Don Rosco’s last years, including his last illness and death, with focus on the person, and with emphasis on words and attitudes.

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Michael Ribotta – Discovering America: Father Raphael Pipemi and the first salesian missionaries in North America

A young Italian immigrant, Angelo Petazzi, watched anxiously as the English steamship, the Werra, approached New York harbor. Clutched in his hand was a letter from the then Salesian superior general, Father Michael Rua, which informed him of the impending arrival of a group of four Salesians in New York. At their head was Father Raphael Piperni.

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Arthur Lenti – The earliest biographies of Don Bosco and their english translations

Therefore, all early biography on Don Bosco, including Fr. Lemoyne’s and his successors’, should be approached with the right understanding of its popular medieval religious roots. On no account ought it to be dismissed as novelized history, which it is not.

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Paolo Albera – Disposizioni della S. Sede vietanti la lettura dei giornali ai Chierici studenti

Nella presente lettera, Don Paolo Albera tratta il tema delle disposizioni della S. Sede che vietano la lettura dei giornali per gli ecclesiastici e riporta alcune indicazioni di Don Bosco e Don Rua in riferimento di tali disposizioni.

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Paolo Albera – L’XI Capitolo Generale – Elezione del nuovo Rettor Maggiore – In udienza dal Papa Pio X – Programma da lui tracciato – Notizie varie

In questa lettera, il Rettor Maggiore Paolo Albera scrive a riguardo della memoria di Don Rua, dell’Undicesimo Capitolo Generale, di Papa Pio X, delle scuole professionali e della persecuzione in Portogallo.

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