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Luigi Ricceri Convocation of the 21st General Chapter Contents: 1.1 Convocation of the 21st General Chapter 1.2 "We are undertaking a matter of the gr... 1976
John Itzaina "My Charitable Mademoiselle" Eugenio Valentini, SDB, in his "Presentazione" to the Fourth Volume of the Epistolario de S. Giovann... 1832 - 1885
Jack Ayers The "Salesianity" that wins all hearts The reader may be surprised to learn that at the first canonical assembly of Salesians, Don Bosco wa... 1835 - 1877
Michael Ribotta Peter Enria Remembers Included in the copious documentation that comprises the chronicles and annals of the early history ... 1841 - 1898
Arthur Lenti Don Bosco's Missionary Dreams (Part II) In Part One of the present installment (Part Four overall), we shall discuss the last two dreams in ... 1885 - 1886
Pietro Stella An Assessment of our Knowledge of Don Bosco and of the Works about Him Summary:  1. Salesian study of Don Bosco’s system of education up to the end of the second world ... 1886 - 1988
Michael Mendl A man for his times: Father Peter Ricaldone as Rector Major (1932-1951), Part I Peter Ricaldone was a major superior of the Salesian Society for forty years, half of them as rector... 1870 - 1932
Michael Ribotta Don Bosco's history of Italy: a morality play or an exercise in history? "If Don Bosco during his student years had one special preference, it was for reading history," note... 1845 - 1859
Arthur Lenti The Bosco-Gastaldi conflict (1872-82), Part II Thus the approval of the Salesian Constitutions in April 1874 was followed by a second and more bitt... 1872 - 1882
Mary Treacy Mother Marie-Louise-Angelique Clarac and Don Bosco - an idea matures In the first part of his study on the "Bosco-Gastaldi conflict", Arthur Lenti drew attention to anot... 1817 - 1887
Michael Ribotta The Roman Letter of 1884 and its aftermath In retrospect, one can appreciate why Don Bosco had become so distraught by the message that was pla... 1884 - 1927
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 reco... 1884 - 1888
Joseph Boenzi Paolo Albera's visits during Don Bosco's last illness But if Marseilles was so close, why did "Paolino" Albera not come to Turin during those final days o... 1852 - 1892
Michael Ribotta "School days ... golden rule days" ... John Bosco's public school years The road traveled by John Bosco, as child and teenager, in his quest for an education, proved to be ... 1822 - 1835
Joseph Boenzi Reflections on virtue. St. John Bosco's heroic faith reported by eyewitnesses in his beatification process This study does not go into the long process that led to Don Bosco's beatification, which took place... 1890 - 1929
Arthur Lenti Don Bosco's love affair with "poor and abandoned" young people and the beginnings of the oratory The present study aims, not at any new interpretation, but simply at describing some aspects of the ... 1840 - 1862
Michael Ribotta Tough love is not the answer- Don Bosco's views on punishment In our essay we shall examine the meaning and application of "punishment" and "discipline" as found ... 1843 - 1883
Arthur Lenti Key-concepts, concerns and fears of a founder- Don Bosco in his declining years My article on Don Bosco's last years, which saw the light of day in this Journal, was based on chron... 1875 - 1888
Joseph Boenzi St. Francis de Sales, bibliography of publications in English Over the last number of years "Salesian Spirituality," first articulated by Francis de Sales and Jan... 1700 - 1995
Michael Ribotta The "Big Rat" and the "Mad Priest of Turin"- Don Bosco's relationship with Prime Minister Rattazzi Perhaps of all the leading political personages of the Italian Risorgimento with whom Don Bosco enjo... 1850 - 1873
Stephen Whelan The Catholic Readings: writing for the masses The Letture Cattoliche or the Catholic Readings was St. John Bosco's imaginative brainchild in his e... 1853 - 1888
Eunan McDonnell Salesian imaging of God's love without equal Francis de Sales' use of imagery is an acknowledgment that reason alone is insufficient to plumb the... 1700
Anthony Bailey Salesians and the Internet As early as 1989 Pope John Paul II alerted the Church to the pastoral possibilities that technology ... 1989 - 1996
Juan Edmundo Vecchi Centennial celebration of the salesian presence in the United States of America. Homily in San Francisco, February 2, 1997 For the beginning of our centennial celebration we are gathered together here as a family in the pla... 1997
Luc Van Looy Bringing Don Bosco into the mainstream. Lecture in San Francisco, February 24, 1997 Congratulations on your hundred years of faithful work with and for Don Bosco, with and for young pe... 1997
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 pertinen... 1897 - 1910
Paul Wynants Writing the history of a religious teaching institute: guidelines for research, sources and methods (19th and 20th Centuries) In the framework of such a short introduction, I would like to recall some basic principles, obvious... 1800 - 1995
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 Contents: Introduction The originality of the Spirit of God The ministry of the Rector Major ... 1947 - 1997
Mary Greenan Our sacred story: a changing story or a story of change? The call today then is to honor our story. It is a precious story. It is a unique story. It is sacre... 1950 - 1980
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
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
Christopher Ford Quality, culture and charism In the article Fr. Christopher Ford investigates the theme of "culture of education" in Catholic sch... 1971 - 1994
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
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
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
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 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
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
Arthur Lenti The life of young Dominic Savio Recalling the fiftieth anniversary of the beatification of St. Dominic Savio, Arthur Lenti reflects ... 1842 - 1857
Josephine Giorgi St. Luigi Versiglia and Bishop Walsh of Maryknoll A different type of writing comes to us from Josephine Giorgi, the second cousin of St. Luigi Versig... 1930 - 1931
Arthur Lenti Don Bosco's political and religious concerns during the liberal revolution Fr. Arthur Lenti, in a second article, invites us to enter the political and ecclesiastical world of... 1858 - 1871
Joseph Boenzi What is salesian in Don Bosco? Joseph Boenzi writes of the many times that the figure of St. Francis de Sales enters into the life ... 1833 - 1876
Mary Greenan Salesian mysticism: towards the ectasy of action Reflecting on Salesian spirituality brings us to the writings of St. Francis de Sales along with mod... 1980 - 2003
Michael Mendl The dreams of Don Bosco Michael Mendl presents us with his essay on the dreams of Don Bosco. His study is a corrective for t... 1864 - 1888
Arthur Lenti Don Bosco's definitive vocational commitment (1844-1846) With his well-known capacity for research, Arthur Lenti details the year of 1846, critical for DonBo... 1844 - 1846
Pascual Chavez Villanueva «Christ loved the Church and gave himself up for her» (Eph. 5,25). Commentary on the Strenna 2005 Contents: The reason Rejuvenating the Church: a gift and a task A testimony, a model, an image ... 2005
Pascual Chavez Villanueva "You love everything that exists, and nothing that you have made disgusts you... Lord lover of life" (Wisdom 11, 24. 12, 11) Contents: The World Congress of Salesian Cooperators The Seminar "Europe Mission Territory" The... 2007
Pascual Chavez Villanueva «He summoned those He wanted and they came to Him» (Mk 3,13). On the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Salesian Congregation Contents: 1. “AN ACT OF GREAT SIGNIFICANCE” 1.1. A start is made in the name of Our Lady 1.2 ... 2009
Joseph Boenzi Reconstructing Don Albera's Reading List In qualità di Direttore Spirituale Generale, tra il 1892 e il 1910, don Paolo Albera doveva orientar... 1892 - 1910
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 Ap... 2014




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