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Egidio Viganò "Don Bosco - 88" Contents: Following Jesus Christ Don Bosco, apostle of the Oratory Prophetic example of his you... 1985
John Dickson The origins of the Salesian work in London. A Centenary Lecture The aim of this article is to examine, first of all, what connections there were between the Oratory... 1887 - 1987
Jacques Schepens Human nature in the educational outlook of St. John Bosco The present article is offered as a contribution to a deeper understanding of the image of man as pr... 1863 - 1886
Arthur Lenti The earliest biographies of Don Bosco and their english translations Therefore, all early biography on Don Bosco, including Fr. Lemoyne's and his successors', should be ... 1881 - 1924
John Dickson Refounding or renewal? A historical case study What strategies are to be adopted to make religious communities arise from the trough of aging and t... 1841 - 1934
John Itzaina "My Charitable Mademoiselle" Eugenio Valentini, SDB, in his "Presentazione" to the Fourth Volume of the Epistolario de S. Giovann... 1832 - 1885
Arthur Lenti Don Bosco's Boswell: John Baptist Lemoyne-the man and his work Part I will present a biographical sketch of the man; Part II will deal with the sources and the edi... 1839 - 1916
Michael Ribotta 'The road not taken"--The Salesians' circuitous road to North America In the fall of 1870, for reasons that have never been documented, Don Bosco did not answer Archbisho... 1850 - 1884
Michael Ribotta Don Bosco's battle against illiteracy in this article M. Ribotta explains Don Bosco's commitment to promoting education in Turin. ... 1844 - 1923
Arthur Lenti "The most wonderful day of my life"-The sesquicentennial of Don Bosco' s ordination remembered This paper will survey that period in Don Bosco's life that saw him ordained a priest. It will not b... 1841 - 1991
Michael Ribotta Don Bosco's venture into popular education-The Gentleman's Almanac When New Year's Day dawned in Turin in 1854, the subscribers to Don Bosco's Catholic Readings (Lettu... 1854 - 1879
Richard Wanner Don Bosco's gift to the Church: a spirituality for youth St. John Bosco (1815-1888) was a product of Piedmont in northern Italy. His seventy-two years spanne... 1815 - 1888
Michael Ribotta The day they shut down the oratory school On June 30, 1879, after numerous attempts to stave off the inevitable, Don Bosco was finally compell... 1855 - 1879
Arthur Lenti Don Bosco's vocation - mission dreams Don Bosco's vocation dreams hold an important place in Don Bosco's vocational development and in the... 1824 - 1884
Michael Mendl St. John Bosco's dealings with the Cavour family In carrying out his humble apostolate on behalf of poor and abandoned boys, Saint John Bosco (1815-1... 1814 - 1866
Michael Ribotta Peter Enria Remembers Included in the copious documentation that comprises the chronicles and annals of the early history ... 1841 - 1898
Philip J. Pascucci Once upon a time in old New York During the years following the late nineteenth and early twentieth century the Italian immigrant mad... 1842 - 1954
Peter Rinaldi Blessed Philip Rinaldi as I knew him Father Philip Rinaldi was my granduncle on myfather's side. For us youngsters he was the tall, smili... 1856 - 1931
Arthur Lenti The Convitto Ecclesiastico - "Where one learnt to be a priest" Don Bosco then goes on to describe the nature and purpose of the Convitto. It was a kind of ' finish... 1814 - 1882
Michael Ribotta Hero or villain: Don Bosco as seen in the press of his time One spring day in 1860 Don Bosco was startled by a newsvendor's cry. "Read all about it! Don Bosco i... 1848 - 1888
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
Arthur Lenti Don Bosco's missionary dreams (Part I) Because of the vastness of the subject and of the amount of material involved, this essay will be pr... 1871 - 1885
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
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
Michael Ribotta Training boys to earn a living: the beginnings of vocational education at the oratory Don Bosco's biographer, Father John Baptist Lemoyne, notes that most of the boys who attended Don Bo... 1844 - 1862
Michael Ribotta, Natale Cerrato EXPO' 84 and Don Bosco's peerless-to- paper-to-print presentation Turin's EXPO '84 was to become the bittersweet culmination of Don Bosco's remarkable and varied care... 1860 - 1884
Arthur Lenti The Bosco-Gastaldi Conflict (1872-82), Part I The conflict between Archbishop Lawrence Gastaldi and Don Bosco may at first sight appear to have be... 1872 - 1882
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 Mendl Personnel of the New Rochelle province: increase and decrease (1946-1988) The years following World War II saw a great rise in the number of ecclesiastical vocations in North... 1946 - 1988
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 Discovering America: Father Raphael Pipemi and the first salesian missionaries in North America A young Italian immigrant, Angelo Petazzi, watched anxiously as the English steamship, the Werra, ap... 1892 - 1927
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
Arthur Lenti Key-concepts, concerns and fears of a Founder-Don Bosco in his declining years Part II In an article which appeared in an earlier issue of this Journal, I described some of Don Bosco's co... 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
Philip J. Pascucci Out of our past an american venture into seminary training That is part of the well known talk which Don Bosco gave to his boys when they were forced to move f... 1903 - 1992
Arthur Lenti The founding and early expansion of the salesian work in the San Francisco area from Archival Documents Recently the Central Salesian Archives released the files of the Rua rectorate on some 1,750 microfi... 1895 - 1897
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
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
Michael Mendl Salesian Beginnings in New York. The extraordinary visitation of Father Paolo Albera in march 1903 Fr. Paolo Albera concluded his extraordinary visitation of the Americas (September 1900 to March 190... 1903


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