Egidio Viganò – “Letter of the Rector Major” in “Acts of the Superior Council of the salesian society”

The recent General Chapters have treated the topic of “Salesian Brother” with deep concern, and the current state of affairs presents an urgent challenge. This matter concerns not only the Brothers but each individual within the community. It affects the entire body, the community, and a fundamental dimension of the Congregation. It’s not just about “him” but about “us” collectively.


  • 1. The uniqueness of our Society
  • 2. The Salesian Brother delineated
  • 3. Identity struggle
  • 4. In what does this lay aspect consist?
  • 5. The true mark of the Salesian Brother
  • 6. Parlous situation
  • 7. Today’s most urgent task
  • 8. The crucial task of formation
  • 9. Two authoritative appeals

Reference time period: 1980

E. Viganò, The lay element in the Salesian community, in «Acts of the Superior Council of the salesian society», 61 (1980), 298, 3-51.

Reference institution:
Direzione Generale SDB
Direzione Generale SDB

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