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

In this heartfelt message, the Rector Major addresses his confreres, reflecting on his recent election and the responsibilities it entails. He expresses gratitude for the support and grace he experiences in his role. Writing during the Easter Octave, he emphasizes the profound impact of the Resurrection on understanding our mission and values. He invites the community to reflect on their relationship with the Virgin Mary, drawing inspiration from her example of pondering meaningful events.


  • Let us make a place for Our Lady in our home!
  • Let us build on objective reality.
  • The motivations behind the renewal in our devotion.
  • The Marian choice of Don Bosco.
  • Characteristic elements of his devotion.
  • The Help of Christians and the Salesian Charism.
  • The concrete nature of our proposal for a Marian renewal.
  • Conclusion.

Reference time period: 1978

E. Viganò, Letter of the Rector Major, in «Acts of Superior Council» 59 (1978) 289, 3-36.

Reference institution:
Direzione Generale SDB
Direzione Generale SDB

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