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

The Rector Major emphasized the profound sacrifice and invaluable contribution Mamma Margaret made to the success, ethos, familial atmosphere, and spirit of compassion and selflessness that still define all Don Bosco’s institutions today. Expressing gratitude to God, he called for prayers for the swift and favorable progress of her cause.


  • Introduction
  • A lived experience
  • Two fundamental convictions
  • The paths to be followed
  • The redrafting of the Constitutions
  • The spirit of the Founder
  • From the ‘mission’ to the rediscovery of the ‘charism’
  • The duration of the reinterpretation and those involved
  • Sensitive points in the process of discernment
  • The urgent need of a practical methodology
  • Animation and government
  • A visit of the Holy Spirit
  • We have a valid and updated ‘identity card’

Reference time period: 1995

E. Viganò, Letter of the Rector Major, in «Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco», 76 (1995), 352, 3-35.

Reference institution:
Direzione Generale SDB
Direzione Generale SDB

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