Egidio Viganò – The centenary of the death of Saint Mary Domenica Mazzarello


  • Introduction
  • A new gift of the Spirit to the Church
  • Need for clarifying the distinctive ethos

  • Preconceived ideas to be rejected
  • In recalling the past we plan for the future
  • Many persons and events go to make up a unified project
  • A few of the innumerable facts of history
  • Names and dates worth pondering
  • Significant coincidences
  • A wide margin for initiative at Mornese
  • The Salesian heritage of our Founder
  • Valdocco: the burdens of a Founder
  • Our Founder’s uniqueness
  • Constituents of the Salesian heritage: the distinctive contribution of Mother Mazzarello; stars in the firmament of our Salesian origins;
  • The distinctive light of Mother Mazzarello
  • The deep significance of her death
  • Final perfecting touch
  • Solemn testament
  • The role of Co-foundress
  • The spirit of Mornese
  • Frame of reference
  • Sallest characteristics of the spirit of Mornese
  • Features of the Mornese mystique
  • The august personage
  • Visible characteristics
  • The supporting ascetic and religious framework
  • Under the spell of the Salesian identity at Mornese
  • A long journey
  • A clear task to be achieved
  • Conclusion

Reference time period: 1981

E. Viganò, The centenary of the death of Saint Mary Domenica Mazzarello, in «Acts of the Superior Council» 62 (1981) 301, 3-71.

Reference institution:
Direzione Generale SDB
Direzione Generale SDB

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