- 1.1 In memory of Fr Egidio VIGANO: A message of hope
- 1.2 Message of the Holy Father and the Homily of Vicar General
The biographical profiles of Louis Comollo (in the 1854 edition), Dominic Savio, Michael Magone and Francis Besucco are among the spiritual and pedagogical documents which are most representative of Don Bosco’s outlook. From these stories comes a horizon of meaning, a way of thinking and acting thoroughly rooted in his cultural context. At the same time however, beyond historical contingencies, they highlight a range of elements which better illustrate the characteristic features of the saint’s spiritual pedagogy.
L’immaginario escatologico nei sogni di don Bosco è analizzato da Morand Wirth, che ripercorre i numerosi riferimenti alla morte e all’aldilà presenti nei racconti dei sogni, rilevandone i punti di contatto con la concezione dei “novissimi” presente nella religiosità dell’Ottocento e la ricchezza di spunti pedagogici con cui don Bosco sa presentare ai suoi ragazzi la tensione verso il definitivo. Continue reading “Morand Wirth – La morte e l’aldilà nei sogni di don Bosco. Tra spiritualità e pedagogia”
Perhaps of all the leading political personages of the Italian Risorgimento with whom Don Bosco enjoyed some measure of friendship, Urbano Rattazzi’s name, like Abou Ben Adam’s, led the rest.
But if Marseilles was so close, why did “Paolino” Albera not come to Turin during those final days of January 1888? Why was he not at Don Bosco’s bedside? How did the death of his spiritual father and mentor impact on him?
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.
Father Philip Rinaldi was my granduncle on myfather’s side. For us youngsters he was the tall, smiling priest who, when visiting our home, would dig into his pockets and invariably come up with all sorts of goodies.
In occasione del 25° dell’Istituto Storico Salesiano, a sei mesi di distanza dalla scomparsa del professor don Pietro Stella, è stato organizzato un convegno sulla storiografia salesiana. Continue reading “Aldo Giraudo – Storiografia Salesiana – Realizzazione e prospettive”