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Arthur Lenti The life of young Dominic Savio Recalling the fiftieth anniversary of the beatification of St. Dominic Savio, Arthur Lenti reflects ... 1842 - 1857
Michael Mendl "The zeal of the salesians is just the thing". Founding of the salesian work in New York Over one hundred years ago, on November 28, 1898, three Salesians arrived in New York to initiate a ... 1897 - 1911
John Dickson An introduction to Don Rua's letters to England Michael Rua (1837-1910) was a pupil, then the lifetime collaborator and finally, the first successor... 1889 - 1909
Arthur Lenti Madonnas for times of trouble The question of the circumstances in which Don Bosco became the champion of the Virgin Mary under th... 1842 - 1872
Christopher Ford Quality, culture and charism In the article Fr. Christopher Ford investigates the theme of "culture of education" in Catholic sch... 1971 - 1994
Nancy J. Bowden Unwrapping the gifts: Francis de Sales, Jane de Chantal and the salesian vision of women This article furthers the theme of collaboration between women and men, showing this as central to S... 1700
Mary Greenan Towards intimacy: beyond power games and control needs Sr. Mary Greenan, FMA presents the theme of collaboration in a commentary on the recent letter of Fr... 1906 - 1998
Arthur Lenti Politics of the "Our Father" and the holy father: Don Bosco's mediation in Church-State affairs Fr. Arthur J. Lenti tells the story of Don Bosco' s efforts to mediate between the Holy See and the ... 1858 - 1878
Rik Biesmans Aesthetics in Don Bosco's educational system The word "Aesthetics" sounds somewhat abstract in English, but it represents a theme that has been e... 1876 - 1884
Arthur Lenti Don Bosco's beatification and canonization This article is written by our own Arthur J. Lenti, of the Institute of Salesian Spirituality in Ber... 1890 - 1953
Francis Desramaut Contemporary spirituality of the salesian family A noted Salesian scholar and author, Fr. Desramaut has recently undertaken a work of major proportio... 1950 - 1998
Francis J. Moloney Salesians beyond 2000 In the article, Fr. Frank looks at the images of God and Community and poses questions that young pe... 1980 - 1999
Giovanni Bosco “Memoirs of the oratory” Written over several occasions between 1873 and 1875, the manuscript of the Memoirs of the Oratory r... 1815 - 1855
Giovanni Bosco Exemplary biographies The biographical profiles of Louis Comollo (in the 1854 edition), Dominic Savio, Michael Magone and ... 1844 - 1878
Giovanni Bosco Spiritual Testament The sixth part contains most of what, in Salesian tradition, is known as the “Spiritual Testament”. ... 1841 - 1888
Giovanni Bosco Zeal for the salvation of souls Don Bosco’s models Efforts to reform society along Christian lines, undertaken in the Turin diocese after the fall of N... 1860 - 1868
Giovanni Bosco The marian dimension of salesian spirituality Don Bosco, a tireless apostle of Marian devotion, emphasised the role of the Blessed Virgin for salv... 1858 - 1877
Giovanni Bosco Spiritual advice for friends, cooperators and benefactors Don Bosco’s correspondence with the Cooperators and friends, lay and clerical, always contains detai... 1862 - 1878
Giovanni Bosco Cooperators in the salesian mission The first text (no. 272) included here is an extract from a long conference which Don Bosco gave at ... 1877 - 1878
Giovanni Bosco Spiritual resources of the christian All the means of salvation are to be found in the Church, where holiness and charity flourish. Don B... 1856 - 1868
Giovanni Bosco Formation of the Salesians through conferences and dream accounts The years of foundation and consolidation of the Salesian Society and the Institute of the Daughters... 1858 - 1881
Giovanni Bosco Personal letters to Salesians and Daughters of Mary Help of christians These brief items of correspondence, written in familiar tone, contain simple advice on spiritual li... 1863 - 1884
Giovanni Bosco Circular letters to Salesians and the Daughters of Mary Help of christians Don Bosco’s Circular letters to the Salesians and Daughters of Mary Help of Christians are small mas... 1867 - 1886
Giovanni Bosco Constitutional documents The first document contained in this part (no. 225) is the oldest text of the rule that we have. It ... 1858 - 1885
Giovanni Bosco Don Bosco’s ‘theology’ of religious life As an introduction to the first Italian edition of the Salesian Constitutions, published in 1875, Do... 1875 - 1885
Giovanni Bosco Spiritual formation of the young through preaching, “goodnights” and dream accounts In Don Bosco’s educational system preaching has special importance, both that which is bound up with... 1858 - 1878
Giovanni Bosco Sodalities and spiritual friendships Christian education of youth in popular works with a markedly missionary character like the Oratorie... 1847 - 1857
Giovanni Bosco Spiritual counsel in Don Bosco’s letters to boys and older youth St John Bosco’s correspondence mirrors his manifold activities as a promoter of educational and welf... 1860 - 1879
Giovanni Bosco The companion of youth The first edition of Il giovane provveduto (in English The Companion of Youth) appeared in 1847 and ... 1847 - 1887
Giovanni Bosco Deliberations of the last General Chapters Don Bosco presided over (1883-1886) Amongst the documents drawn up by the third (1883) and fourth (1886) General Chapter of the Salesian... 1883 - 1886
Giovanni Bosco The two “official” regulations (1877) In the years from 1853 to 1862, Valdocco was transformed from a festive Oratory—an open institution—... 1877
Giovanni Bosco School and boarding house at Mornese Nizza Monferrato - FMA (1873-1878) The Programme—also called Regulations—of the school in Mornese was printed by Don Bosco at the Orato... 1873 - 1878
Giovanni Bosco First salesian colleges founded outside Turin (1863-1864) “One and not the last study by Don Bosco this year,” writes J. B. Lemoyne referring to 1863 “was the... 1863 - 1864
Giovanni Bosco Summary of goodnights to the boys at Valdocco (1864-1877) Amongst the more original practices put in place as part of the educational praxis at Valdocco, and ... 1864 - 1877
Giovanni Bosco Educational reading and spreading good books (1860-1885) “Don Bosco,” Fr Michael Rua writes in a brief note in 1867 “sad at seeing the great evil that was ha... 1860 - 1885
Giovanni Bosco Pedagogical and didactic principles and disciplinary matters (1846-1879 The ten brief documents that follow—some perhaps less known than the previous ones in Salesian histo... 1846 - 1879
Giovanni Bosco Reminders to practise the Preventive System (1884-1885) In his 1877 booklet on pedagogy, Don Bosco highlights the advantages of the Preventive System and ot... 1884
Giovanni Bosco Prevention and education (1877-1878): The Preventive System in the Education of the Young The Preventive System in the education of the young (1877) is one of the most important and widespre... 1877 - 1878
Giovanni Bosco Guidelines for running salesian houses (1863-1887) The origin of this authoritative document, the Confidential Reminders, is a letter written to Fr Mic... 1863 - 1887
Giovanni Bosco Don Bosco’s educational method in confidential discussions with a politician (1854) and an elementary school teacher (1864) “Even though these were written down later (1881-1882), two presentations which Don Bosco made regar... 1854 - 1864
Giovanni Bosco Educational experiences in the school and family setting (1855) The “document that properly begins the representation of Don Bosco’s real experience as an educator ... 1855
Giovanni Bosco Appeals to private charity The financial contributions asked for and obtained from public authorities and institutions were cer... 1851 - 1886
Giovanni Bosco Recourse to public charity As we have just said, for the financial resources needed to supply the everincreasing costs of his w... 1847 - 1876
Giovanni Bosco A missionary project in rapid development What were Don Bosco’s missionary plans for Argentina once he had set foot in that land? With the inf... 1876 - 1886
Giovanni Bosco Sources prior to the first missionary expedition The first seven documents offered here belong in some way to the first missionary expedition which s... 1874 - 1875
Giovanni Bosco Difficult relationships with the Archbishop of Turin Relationships between Don Bosco and Archbishop Gastaldi went through two different stages, one of gr... 1871 - 1882
Giovanni Bosco Interventions to solve the matter of Bishops’ ‘Temporalities’ (1872-1874) The Law of Guarantees on 13 May 1871 and decrees applying to this required that for newly appointed ... 1872 - 1874
Giovanni Bosco Indicators to the Holy see for the choice of new bishops for vacant sees (1867-1877) One of the most difficult conflicts to resolve in relationships between the HolySee and the new King... 1867 - 1877
Giovanni Bosco Confidential letters to the Pope concerning the political situation (1858-1867, 1873) In the years immediately preceding and following Italian Unity (1858-1866), Don Bosco kept constantl... 1858 - 1873
Giovanni Bosco Salesian Cooperators Association The Salesian Cooperators association, which came into being in 1876, just two years after the approv... 1874 - 1888

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