Dominic Veliath – “Encounter of the salesian charism. South Asian context” in “Journal of Salesian Studies”

The theme of this reflection, entitled: “Encounter of the Salesian Charism: South Asian Context, is self-explanatory. Drawing out its implications, the topic can be articulated in three focal points, implied in the very title, that is, “Salesian charism,” “South Asia,” and finally, the issue of the “Encounter…”.

The method will be that of moving from one focal point to the other with the climax being that of “encounter.”



  • The Salesian Charism
  • The Early Days
  • The Founding of the Salesian Congregation
  • The Mission of the Salesian Congregation
  • The Kairos of Vatican II
  • Vatican II – A Renewed Articulation of the Church
  • Envisaging the Church as Organic Communion
  • Situating the Religious in the post-Conciliar Church
  • The Special General Chapter
  • The South Asian Context
  • Characteristics of the South Asian Context
  • The Contemporary Scenario in the India Subcontinent
  • The Encounter of the Salesian Charism with the South Asian Context
  • The Undergirding Hermeneutics
  • Fostering this Creative Encounter
  • Suggestions for the Revitalization of the Salesian Mission in South Asia
  • Tracing a Tentative Profile of the Paradigmatic Salesian in India
  • Ecclesial Characteristics
  • Characteristics pertaining to the Charism
  • Cultural Characteristics
  • Human Characteristics
  • Concluding Remarks

Reference time period: 1841 – 1971

D. Veliath, Encounter of the salesian charism. South Asian context, in «Journal of Salesian Studies» 16 (2015) 2, 189-207.

Reference institution:
Institute of Salesian Studies
Institute of Salesian Studies

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