Juan Bottasso – “Don Rua e le missioni dell’Ecuador”, in “Don Michele Rua nella storia (1837-1910)”

Più che una cronaca della difficile fondazione delle missioni salesiane in Ecuador, il mio vuole essere un tentativo per contestualizzare questo fatto storico, mettendo in risalto le difficoltà che ne resero laborioso l’inizio, ed i problemi politici che ne frenarono lo sviluppo. Continue reading “Juan Bottasso – “Don Rua e le missioni dell’Ecuador”, in “Don Michele Rua nella storia (1837-1910)””

Gaetano Compri – “The beginning and the development of the salesian work in Japan” in “The beginning of the Salesian presence in east Asia”.

To write this paper, I used a great part of the materials gathered by the deceased Fr. Alfonso Crevacore in the “Cimatti Museum” of Tokyo (CMT), situated in the Salesian Seminary of Chofu. It deals specially with the mail correspondence. The originals are found according to the container, or in the Vatican Archives, or in the Central Salesian Archives of Rome (ASC) or in the archive of the China Province in Hong Kong or in the said Cimatti Museum. Fr. Mario Rassiga’s manuscript “Breve cenno storico dell’opera salesiana in Cina” (vol. II, chapter XCIX, pp. 125-136), which reported the correspondence between the Holy See and the Superiors in Turin before the foundation of the Salesian work in Japan. One should note that the actual Japanese Province, up to I January 1928, was part of the Visitatoria of China, of which the superior was Fr. Ignazio Canazei. Continue reading “Gaetano Compri – “The beginning and the development of the salesian work in Japan” in “The beginning of the Salesian presence in east Asia”.”

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