Bernard Francis Grogan – “Dominic Savio and England: another hypothesis” in “Ricerche Storiche Salesiane”

Prompted by the visit of the Holy Father and the Beatification of Cardinal Newman in England in September 2010, the author considers Dominic Savio’s wellknown dream about England and the Catholic Faith, and, after considering the explanations provided by others, offers another hypothesis based on Don Bosco’s own considerable personal knowledge and interest in events in that country at the time.

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Bernard Francis Grogan – “Novices in the history of the GBR Salesian Province” in “Ricerche Storiche Salesiane”

This note is an attempt to provide the conclusions of an extensive statistical survey covering the last 120 years of Salesian vocations nurtured and cultivated in the «English Province» under its various guises, by the various communities, and with particular reference to the Novitiates during this period.

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John Dickson – “The origins of the Salesian work in London. A Centenary Lecture” in “Ricerche storiche salesiane”

The aim of this article is to examine, first of all, what connections there were between the Oratory and England, and to try to provide some explanation for Dominic Savio’s keen interest in that far off land. Secondly, it is hoped to examine the actual circumstances which led thirty years later, to the foundation of the first Salesian mission at Battersea in London in November 1887. Continue reading “John Dickson – “The origins of the Salesian work in London. A Centenary Lecture” in “Ricerche storiche salesiane””

Mary Treacy – “Lo stato della storiografia presso le FMA nella Gran Bretagna” in “La storiografia salesiana tra studi e documentazione nella stagione postconciliare”

La conferenza si concentra sulla conservazione del patrimonio culturale attraverso la valutazione dello stato attuale degli archivi storici nelle ispettorie e l’utilizzo dei documenti conservati.

Periodo di riferimento: 1900 – 2012

M. Treacy, “Lo stato della storiografia presso le FMA nella Gran Bretagna” in “La storiografia salesiana tra studi e documentazione nella stagione postconciliare“, LAS, Roma, 2014, 639-640.

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Bernard Francis Grogan – “The situation regarding historical writing by SDB in Great Britain” in “La storiografia salesiana tra studi e documentazione nella stagione postconciliare”

125 years ago, in November, the first three Salesians arrived in Battersea, London, marking the beginning of the Salesian community in England. Continue reading “Bernard Francis Grogan – “The situation regarding historical writing by SDB in Great Britain” in “La storiografia salesiana tra studi e documentazione nella stagione postconciliare””

Peter Roebuck – The Foundation Decade at Shrigley. Seminary, Church & Shrine (1929-1939)

The case study which is the subject of this book is drawn from an earlier era of expansion and optimism. Based upon a very full collection of contemporary records, it deals with the foundation of the junior seminary for boys established by the Salesian Congregation in 1929 at Shrigley Park, near Macclesfield in Cheshire, and with its development during the course of the decade leading up to the outbreak of the Second World War.

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William John Dickson – Prevention or repression. The reception of Don Bosco’s educational approach in british salesian schools

The question that this paper seeks to explore is to what extent Don Bosco’s educational approach was received and accepted in England and to what extent it was itself modified in the process of meeting a new and alien culture. Part of the debate involves the English perception that some aspects of Don Bosco’s Preventive System to the eyes of some foreign Salesians the existence of corporal punishment in Salesian schools was a direct contradiction of Don Bosco’s approach to education. In order to understand this cultural incomprehension, this essay looks at the nature of the English educational context in Victorian England. It will highlight one particular issue where the Salesian approach to education was significantly modified by its experience in England i.e. how corporal punishment came to be incorporated into the practice in the English Salesian schools.

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Pascual Chavez Villanueva – “Passe en Macédoine, viens à notre secours!” (Ac 16,9) Présentation de la Région Europe Nord

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Pascual Chavez Villanueva – «¡Ven a Macedonia y ayùdanos!» (Hch 16,9) Presentación de la Región Europa Norte

Índice:

William John Dickson – “Don Bosco, Trade Union Patron in Scotland: how the Scottish catholic teachers’ guild took don Bosco as their patron” in “Percezione della figura di don Bosco all’esterno dell’Opera Salesiana dal 1879 al 1965”

John Dickson – “L’influsso di don Rua sull’Ispettoria inglese emergente dalle lettere ai salesiani”, in “Don Michele Rua primo successore di Don Bosco. Tratti di personalità, governo e opere (1888-1910)”.

In tutta la sua corrispondenza don Rua manifesta una preoccupazione profonda per ogni persona e una cura pastorale per ognuno. Per lui, le strutture altamente  centralizzate del governo che hanno caratterizzato la Società Salesiana sin dalla sua fondazione non intralciano, ma al contrario promuovono la crescita della fiducia e lo sviluppo sia del singolo che della comunità locale. Continue reading “John Dickson – “L’influsso di don Rua sull’Ispettoria inglese emergente dalle lettere ai salesiani”, in “Don Michele Rua primo successore di Don Bosco. Tratti di personalità, governo e opere (1888-1910)”.”

John Dickson – La qualità delle relazioni educative: un caso di studio storico

Nel contesto della crisi odierna nella Chiesa di abusi sui minori e la perdita di credibilità delle autorità ecclesiastiche e le critiche della risposta del’gli ordini religiosi, è opportuno che come salesiani guardiamo ancora una volta la qualità delle nostre relazioni educative.

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Pascual Chavez Villanueva – “Come over to Macedonia and help us” (Acts 16,9). Presentation of the Northern European Region

Contents:

  • 1. “Come over to Macedonia and help us” (Acts 16,9)
  • 2. Beginnings of Salesian work in the Northern European Region
    • 2.1 Great Britain, Ireland-Malta, Holland and Northern Belgium

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John Dickson – An introduction to Don Rua’s letters to England

Michael Rua (1837-1910) was a pupil, then the lifetime collaborator and finally, the first successor of St. John Bosco as Rector Major of the Salesian Society (1888-1910). During his Rectorate the Salesians grew from 1030 members in 64 houses to 4420 confreres scattered across the globe. Don Rua’s letters to England offer the reader a glimpse of the character of their writer and of the pastoral care he took of a small group of relatively insignificant Salesians in what was very often the inhospitable atmosphere of the British empire at the height of its power.

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