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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Arthur Lenti – Margaret Occhiena Bosco (1788-1856). Don Bosco’s Mother, Educator and Vocational Support

Who was Margaret Occhiena Bosco? What do we know about her, and how? Don Bosco’s biographer, Fr. John Baptist Lemoyne, and ultimately Don Bosco, are our chief sources. The Biographical Memoirs contain abundant biographical material pertaining to Don Bosco’s mother. Volume I in particular, especially in its first part (Chapters 2-25), gives much more space to Margaret (affectionately known as Mamma Margaret) than it does to John. Where did Lemoyne get the information? Father Lemoyne had not known Mamma Margaret personally. She had lived at the Oratory from 1846 until her death in 1856, and Lemoyne had joined Don Bosco only in 1864, 8 years after Mamma Margaret’s death. However, passionately engaged as he was in collecting and recording everything that had to do with Don Bosco and his work, he was eager to gather information also on Don Bosco’s mother. Continue reading “Arthur Lenti – Margaret Occhiena Bosco (1788-1856). Don Bosco’s Mother, Educator and Vocational Support”

Juan Edmundo Vecchi – Letter to the Don Bosco Volunteers, to the Salesians and all groups of the Salesian Family. On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Institute

Juan Edmundo Vecchi – Carta a las voluntarias de don Bosco, a los salesianos y a todos los grupos de la Familia Salesiana, con ocasiòn del 80 aniversario del comienzo del Instituto

Juan Edmundo Vecchi – Lettera alle volontarie di don Bosco, ai salesiani e ai gruppi della Famiglia Salesiana in occasione dell’80° dell’inizio dell’Istituto

Egidio Viganò – Lettre aux volontaires de Don Bosco, aux salésiens et aux groupes de la Famille salésienne à I’occasion du 80° anniversalre de leur lnstitut

Sommaire:

Juan Edmundo Vecchi – La Familia Salesiana cumple veinticinco años

Índice:

Juan Edmundo Vecchi – La Famiglia Salesiana compie venticinque anni

Indice:

  • Introduzione. – Una storia aperta al futuro.
  • La nuova sensibilità ecclesiale.
  • Ripartire dalle Costituzioni.
  • La Famiglia Salesiana: principi costitutivi.
    • 1. È un insieme;
    • 2. Un insieme di gruppi;
    • 3. Una precisazione necessaria: l’ecclesialità;
    • 4. L’esigenza definitiva: essere gruppi “istituiti”.

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