Egidio Viganò – “Letter of the Rector Major” in “Acts of the General Council of the salesian society of St John Bosco”

The Rector Major is composing this letter on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, a significant precursor to the birth of Christ at Christmas. This day holds special significance for the Salesian Family, as it prompts gratitude for their origins while also inspiring them to embrace future opportunities with courage and enthusiasm.

He extends his greetings to each member of the Salesian Family, wishing them hope and trust as they journey through the Advent season.


  • The most vital theme for measuring our spirit and activity
  • Don Bosco and the Eucharist: Mass, Communion, Adoration
  • The eucharistic outlook of Vatican II
  • The Father’s masterpiece: “making Christ the heart of the world”
  • The insuperable paschal work of Christ
  • The living and permanent nature of the event of the New Covenant
  • The wonder of the Church’s sacramental character
  • Adoration and mission
  • The pastoral obligation of creating “church”
  • Some concrete requirements of Don Bosco’s eucharistic pedagogy
  • A Marian devotion which leads to the Eucharist

Reference time period: 1987 – 1988

E. Viganò, Letter of the Rector Major, in «Acts of the General Council of the salesian society of St John Bosco», 69 (1988), 324, 3-52.

Reference institution:
Direzione Generale SDB
Direzione Generale SDB

Comments are closed.

Proudly powered by WordPress | Theme: Baskerville 2 by Anders Noren.

Up ↑