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John Itzaina "My Charitable Mademoiselle" ... strikingly revealed in his series of letters to Mademoiselle Clara Louvet, one of the first French Salesian cooperators. The contents of these fifty-eight letters reveal Don Bosco as a spiritual guide, sens... 1832 - 1885
Arthur Lenti Don Bosco's Boswell: John Baptist Lemoyne-the man and his work ...dination Meeting with Don Bosco One Year with Don Bosco and Perpetual Profession Director of the Salesian School at Lanzo (1865-1877) Local Spiritual Director of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians a... 1839 - 1916
Michael Ribotta 'The road not taken"--The Salesians' circuitous road to North America ...all to send missionaries to the city of San Francisco in 1870: "It is our intention to dispatch our Salesians to St.Vincent's (Orphan Asylum] some time during the first six months of 1871 -but certainly no la... 1850 - 1884
Philip J. Pascucci Once upon a time in old New York ...n the whole of the United States. From this essay which covers only the first early years of the Salesian presence in the eastern United States some important facts stand out. Contents: 1. The Backgroun... 1842 - 1954
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 was equating fidelity to our Society with the broad road of "Salesianity" mapped out in... 1835 - 1877
Arthur Lenti Don Bosco's missionary dreams (Part I) ...the missions; and then, the two "South American" missionary dreams, projecting the expansion of the Salesian work in that subcontinent.   Contents: Prefatory Note Introduction Part One: Preliminar... 1871 - 1885
Michael Ribotta Peter Enria Remembers ...d in the copious documentation that comprises the chronicles and annals of the early history of the Salesian Society in the Salesian archives in Rome, there is a treasure trove of diaries, journals, memoirs, ... 1841 - 1898
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 major. He authored eleven books (three of them m... 1870 - 1932
Michael Ribotta Discovering America: Father Raphael Pipemi and the first salesian missionaries in North America ...h steamship, the Werra, approached New York harbor. Clutched in his hand was a letter from the then Salesian superior general, Father Michael Rua, which informed him of the impending arrival of a group of fou... 1892 - 1927
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 bitterly fought phase of the conflict... 1872 - 1882
Mary Treacy Mother Marie-Louise-Angelique Clarac and Don Bosco - an idea matures of Charity of Good Counsel. Until recently this complex and dynamic woman was little known in Salesian circles and even now few people in the English-speaking world are conversant with the details of he... 1817 - 1887
Arthur Lenti Don Bosco's last years, his last illness and saintly death from eyewitness accounts ... attitudes. For this it will rely on eyewitness accounts, the chronicles and memoirs authored by Salesians close to the saint. The Biographical Memoirs and other Lives of Don Bosco, reliable though they be... 1884 - 1888
Arthur Lenti Key-concepts, concerns and fears of a founder- Don Bosco in his declining years ...which saw the light of day in this Journal, was based on chronicles and memoirs held in the Central Salesian Archive. Besides these chronicles and memoirs, there are other important documents to be found in t... 1875 - 1888
Arthur Lenti Key-concepts, concerns and fears of a Founder-Don Bosco in his declining years Part II ...cade of his life. That article, based almost entirely on unpublished minutes held in the Central Salesian Archive, dealt chiefly with one area of concern, namely, the admission of candidates to the Salesia... 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 Jane Frances de Chantal, has attracted ren... 1700 - 1995
Philip J. Pascucci Out of our past an american venture into seminary training ...nother transplanting, another wandering. It is the story of the long, hard struggle of the early Salesians in the United States to found a permanent house for the training of young Salesians.   Cont... 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 microfiches. This boon has made arch... 1895 - 1897
Stephen Whelan The Catholic Readings: writing for the masses ...eals how much St. John Bosco involved others, laity, diocesan clergy, religious and, later, his own Salesians, in the apostolate of the press for the sake of the Gospel and the mission of the Church.   ... 1853 - 1888
Arthur Lenti The founding and early expansion of the salesian work in the San Francisco area from Archival Documents, Part II ...o my readers' attention this body of original archival material pertaining to the beginnings of the Salesian work in the United States while the celebrations of the centenary of the founding proceed apace tow... 1897 - 1910
Arthur Lenti Saint with a human face: Don Bosco in Father Giulio Barberis original chronicle ...The Central Salesian Archive contains numerous eyewitness reports of Don Bosco's words and deeds, particularly in the fo... 1847 - 1927
John Rasor Early salesian regulations: formation in the Preventive System ...The first part of this study, however, will examine that other body of Salesian particular law, the Regulations. It will trace their development from their earliest beginnings aro... 1850 - 1972
Paul Formosa Historical sketch of the oratory of Don Bosco in Malta island country in the Mediterranean with a distinct tradition and culture from that in which the Salesian story first began and developed in Turin, Italy. I will place special emphasis on the Salesian Orat... 1861 - 1970
Arthur Lenti Community and mission. Spiritual insights and salesian religious life in Don Bosco's Constitutions ...o identify and discuss Don Bosco's chief proposals for the religious life and the apostolate of his Salesians (Part II). This latter part of the work will require a fairly close examination of a number of fo... 1858 - 1879
Joseph Boenzi Chastity in the salesian constitutions ...In a letter dated May 24, 1966, Fr. Luigi Ricceri (1901-1989), then Rector Major of the Salesian Society, introduced a new edition of the Constitutions to his confreres. Nearly one year had elapse... 1966 - 1984
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 Berkeley. The article studies "Don Bosco' s Beatification and Canonization Story: H... 1890 - 1953
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 Salesian history and spirit. Dr. Nancy J. Bowden brings us back to Francis de Sales and Jane-Frances de Chan... 1700
Arthur Lenti Madonnas for times of trouble ...the new impetus for these forms of devotion to Mary, and to note the impact that these forms had on Salesian life, work, and spirituality. Literature of Salesian origin on the subject is not lacking, and the... 1842 - 1872
John Dickson An introduction to Don Rua's letters to England ...the lifetime collaborator and finally, the first successor of St. John Bosco as Rector Major of the Salesian Society (1888-1910). During his Rectorate the Salesians grew from 1030 members in 64 houses to 4420... 1889 - 1909
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 Salesian apostolate among the Italian immigrants of that metropo... 1897 - 1911
Arthur Lenti The life of young Dominic Savio ... the beatification of St. Dominic Savio, Arthur Lenti reflects on Don Bosco's Life of Savio. Modern Salesian youth spirituality traces back to this Life that Don Bosco proposed as a model for young people. ... 1842 - 1857
Charles N. Bransom Sons of Don Bosco, successors of the apostles, salesian bishops ...Charles N. Bransom, Jr. has graciously offered his study of Salesian Bishops for our publication. This study of 196 Salesian bishops stands as a historical record of Sa... 1884 - 2001
Josephine Giorgi St. Luigi Versiglia and Bishop Walsh of Maryknoll ...of Bishop James Walsh of Maryknoll by Raymond Kerri son exemplifies the apostolic spirit of the two Salesian martyrs along with Bishop Walsh's deep esteem for them. ... 1930 - 1931
Michael Mendl New information on the salesians'coming to New York ...dl, in his research has discovered "a long missing letter'' that states Don Bosco's refusal to send Salesians to New York in 1848. This letter completes Michael Mendl 's article in the Journal on founding Sal... 1884 - 1885
Arthur Lenti Don Bosco's Oratories in 1849-1852. Conflict, Crisis and Resolution ... Don Bosco's Cenni Storici (Historical Outlines) of 1862 2.4. Don Bosco's Article in the Bolletino Salesiano, September 1877, on the Early Salesian Cooperators 2.5. Comment 3. Critical Phase in the Oratory... 1849 - 1852
Arthur Lenti Da Mihi Animas in Don Bosco. Don Bosco's life and work for the "Salvation of Souls" ... Bosco's incessant activity and the pastoral and ascetical program that he wished to hand on to his Salesians. How this driving ideal powered Don Bosco's life and work-that is, his manifold pastoral choices-i... 1884 - 1888
Rik Biesmans Assistance. The essence of Don Bosco’s preventive system (1876-1884) – Part 1 ...e young. It was also a new system which was finding widespread approval and recognition outside the Salesian Congregation. Expounding on his theme within the Preventive System, Fr. Biesmans asserts that Don B... 1876 - 1884
Eunan McDonnell Holy indifference. Freeing the heart for pure love ...The theme of Pure Love is essential to understanding a Salesian spirituality as lived within the Visitandine tradition. This article explores pure love through the... 1700 - 1800

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