Henri Bouquier – Le pas dans les pas de Don Bosco ou Spiritualité Salesiénne

Le Salésien, disciple de Don Bosco, devra se sanctifier comme lui dont la manière de sainteté a été authentifiée, canonisée, si l’on peut dire, par l’autorité infaillible de l’Eglise.

En d’autres termes, la « perfection de’ l’Evangile », point de départ de toute sainteté, dans son application pratique au problème particulier de l’éducation, nous est parvenue à. travers un saint éducateur, Don Bosco, qui, de ce fait, se présente à tous comme le modèle achevé, mieux que cela comme le type idéal et le chef-d’œuvre par excellence à reproduire.

C’est donc son mode de sainteté, reproduit d’aussi près que possible, qui marquera pour nous Salésiens le point culminant de la perfection à réaliser. Continue reading “Henri Bouquier – Le pas dans les pas de Don Bosco ou Spiritualité Salesiénne”

Pascual Chavez Villanueva – «Da mihi animas, cetera tolle». Let us draw upon the spiritual experience of Don Bosco, in order to walk in holiness according to our specific vocation. «The glory of God and the salvation of souls». Third year of preparation for the Bicentenary of his birth

Contents:

  • Premise: A reflection on the inescapable task of evangelisation, in reference to the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii gaudium of Pope Francis
  • Commentary on the Strenna for 2014
  • 1. Features of Don Bosco’s spirituality

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Francis Desramaut – Contemporary spirituality of the salesian family

A noted Salesian scholar and author, Fr. Desramaut has recently undertaken a work of major proportions, a dictionary of Salesian spirituality. The title of the work is: Les cent mots-clefs de la spiritualite salesienne (One Hundred Keywords in Salesian Spirituality). It is being published in installments in Cahiers Salesiens, the journal of the Center of Salesian Studies in Lyons (France), over which Fr. Desramaut presides. The first installment of the work (containing entries from A to C) is prefaced by an introductory essay on Salesian spirituality. This is the essay which is given here in English as meticulously translated by Fr. Arthur J. Lenti.

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Emmanuel Camilleri – Characteristic traits of the spiritual accompaniment of the young. As an integral part of the educational system of Don Bosco – Part 1

The following four-part article has as its objective a particular aspect of Don Bosco’s charism: the spiritual accompaniment of the young. This theme, which is very relevant for today, is significant since it is fundamental to Don Bosco’s educational system and it is a characteristic of us Salesians, as accompaniers of the young.

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John Roche – Salesian evangelization. At the threshold of the bicentennial of Don Bosco’s birth – Part 2

MaryJo Leddy explained that in her act of accompaniment with many of the young adults assisting in her ministry to the refugees, she found herself taking a lead from them. She has found a voice of conscience and concern in this generation. She is touched by their thirst and hunger for holiness and authenticity.

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