Egidio Viganò – The Don Bosco centenary and our renewal


  • lntroduction
  • A rapid look back over the celebrations: The Jubilee Year; enthusiastic participation
    by young people; Appreciation on the part of civil authorities; Studies and publications; Artistic cultural and sporting manifestations; Lived experiences in the Congregation; Vitality of the Salesian Family; lnterest of the Bishops and of so many diocesan and parochial communities; Wholehearted particlpation ot the Holy Father.
  • Some priorities to be fostered: Our ecclesial dimension; The urgent need for the christian education of youth; The careful and competent development of a “Laity-project”; A more modern use of the means of social communication as a means of evangelization.
  • The overriding impression: “an event of grace”.
  • The primacy of an internal apostolic conviction.
  • The surprising vitality of the Salesian Family.
  • The Youth Movement.
  • Lay involvement.
  • The Marian dimension.
  • Devotion to Don Bosco, the Saint.
  • The two great commitment before us: the 1989 Strenna; the GC23.
  • Conclusion.

Reference time period: 1989

E. Viganò, The Don Bosco centenary and our renewal, in «Acts of the General Council» 70 (1989) 330, 3-50.



Reference institution:
Direzione Generale SDB
Direzione Generale SDB

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