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Ángel Fernández Artime "Do all through love, nothing through constraint” (Saint Francis de Sales). In the fourth centenary of the death of St Francis de Sales: two giants in continuity with one another in the Salesian charism Contents: 1. Nothing through constraint. Freedom is God’s gift This is why our system of educatio... 2022
Ángel Fernández Artime A past that throws light on our present. In dialogue with Fr. Paul Albera Contents: 1. A salesian who belonged to the "earliest times" 1.1. From a boy who breathed in t... 2021
Ángel Fernández Artime Moved by hope: “See, I am making all things new” (Rev 21:5) Contents: Introduction 1. A global situation that challenges us and one that we cannot ignore 2... 2021
Ángel Fernández Artime «Signs and bearers of the love of god for young people, especially those who are poor» (C. 2) Six years tht demand boldness, prophecy and fidelity Contents: 1. A precarious time 2. A believing manner of looking at reality and the world 3. The... 2020
Ángel Fernández Artime Celebration of important anniversarie. 1st Centenary of the death of Fr Paul Albera - 2021 4th Centenary of the death of Saint Francis de Sales - 2022 Contents: 1. Letter of the rector major 1.1 Fr Angel Fernandez Artime celebration of important... 2020
Ángel Fernández Artime “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (Mt 6:10). Good christians and good upright citizens Contents: Introduction. 1. Good christians and upright citizens in Don Bosco. 1.1. Good chris... 2019
Ángel Fernández Artime "Entrust, have trust and smile! Letter on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the Association of Mary Help of Christians (ADMA) - 18 april 1869" in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" This letter commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Association of Mary Help of Christians (ADMA) ... 2019
Ángel Fernández Artime "So that my joy may be in you, (Jn 15,11). Holiness for you too" in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" In his New Year message for 2019, the leader of the Salesian Family addresses members across 140 cou... 2019
Ángel Fernández Artime "Following a path of fidelity. A greeting as GC28 fast approaches" in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" This abstract highlights the publication of the letter convening GC28 in the Acts of the General Cou... 2018
Ángel Fernández Artime "What kind of Salesians for the youth of today? Letter convoking the 28th General Chapter" in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" This letter discusses the upcoming GC28, the next General Chapter of the Salesian Congregation. It r... 2018
Ángel Fernández Artime "Lord, give me this water" (John 4:15). Let us cultivate the art of listening and of accompaniment" in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" This letter introduces the Strenna, an annual message to the Salesian Family, focusing on the theme ... 2018
Ángel Fernández Artime "100 Years for God and for the World". Letter of the Rector Major to the Volunteers of Don Bosco on the Centenary of the Foundation of the Institute" in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" This letter highlights the celebration of the Centenary of the Institute of the Volunteers of Don Bo... 2017
Ángel Fernández Artime "We are family! Every home, a school of life and love" in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" On January 1st, 2006, my predecessor Fr. Pascual Chávez Villanueva introduced the yearly Strenna wit... 2017
Ángel Fernández Artime "Merciful like the Father. Jubilee Year Salesian Letter" in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" This letter discusses the significance of recognizing and sharing God's mercy, echoing the words of ... 2016
Ángel Fernández Artime "With Jesus let us journey together in an adventure of the Spirit!" in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" This letter discusses the significance of the bicentenary celebration of Don Bosco's birth within th... 2016
Ángel Fernández Artime "Letter of the Rector Major" in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" This letter reflects on the conclusion of the Bicentenary year of Don Bosco's birth, emphasizing bot... 2015
Ángel Fernández Artime "Belonging more to God more to the confreres, more to the young" in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" The Rector Major reflects on the significance of the first letter they're writing since the conclusi... 2014
Pascual Chavez Villanueva "«Da mihi animas, cetera tolle». Let us draw upon the spiritual experience of Don Bosco, in order to walk in holiness according to our specific vocation. «The glory of God and the salvation of souls». Third year of preparation for the Bicentenary of his birth" in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" In this letter to fellow members of the Congregation, the Rector Major extends warm Christmas greeti... 2014
Pascual Chavez Villanueva "Vocation and formation: gift and task" in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" In this letter, the Rector Major addresses concerns regarding vocation and formation within the Cong... 2013
Pascual Chavez Villanueva ""Like Don Bosco the educator, we offer young people the Gospel of joy through a pedagogy of kindness". Second year of preparation for the Bicentenary of his birth"in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" This letter, written on the Birth of the Lord, urges fellow Congregation members to embrace the joy ... 2013
Pascual Chavez Villanueva «Witnesses to the radical approach of the Gospel». Called to live in fidelity Don Bosco’s apostolic project. “Work and temperance” in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" The General Council, having convened for the plenary session, deliberated on the forthcoming General... 2012
Pascual Chavez Villanueva "Spirituality and mission. Disciples and apostles of the Risen Lord" in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" In this letter, the Rector Major extends Easter greetings and discusses significant events, includin... 2011
Pascual Chavez Villanueva "«Come and see» (Jn 1,39) The need for vocation ministry" in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" In this letter, the Rector Major extends warm wishes for a meaningful celebration of the Incarnation... 2011
Pascual Chavez Villanueva "«I am the vine, you the branches» (Jn 15,5a) The vocation to remain always united to Jesus to have life" in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" In this letter, the Rector Major acknowledges the anniversary of Don Bosco's birthday and extends th... 2010
Pascual Chavez Villanueva "Bringing the Gospel to the young. Strenna 2010. Centenary of the death of Don Michael Rua" in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" In this letter, written on the 150th anniversary of the Congregation's founding, the author reflects... 1910 - 2010
Pascual Chavez Villanueva "«He summoned those He wanted and they came to Him» (Mk 3,13). On the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Salesian Congregation" in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" Significant events have influenced our Congregation, including the winter plenary session of 2008-20... 2009
Pascual Chavez Villanueva "Letter of the Rector Major" in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" The Rector Major announces the publication of the Project of Animation and Government for the 2008-2... 2008
Pascual Chavez Villanueva "Let us educate with the heart of Don Bosco" in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" In this letter, the author reflects on recent Salesian events and beatifications, emphasizing the si... 2008
Pascual Chavez Villanueva "This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me" (1Cor 11,24). Making the Eucharist in order to become Eucharist" in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" In this letter, the author shares their reflections on the Eucharist, acknowledging that some may fi... 2007
Pascual Chavez Villanueva "You love everything that exists, and nothing that you have made disgusts you... Lord lover of life (Wisdom 11, 24. 12, 11)" in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" The letter begins with reflections on the new year and the importance of peace, intertwined with the... 2007
Maria Fe Nuñez Muñoz, Pascual Chavez Villanueva "Appendix" in "The beginning of the Salesian presence in east Asia". The following extract is the Appendix written by Rector Major Pascual Chavez Villanueva  and Sr. Mar... 2004
Pascual Chavez Villanueva "Da mihi animas, cetera tolle". Charismatic identity and apostolic zeal. Starting again from Don Bosco to reawaken the heart of every Salesian" in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" The letter acknowledges the unexpected passing of Fr. Valentín De Pablo, a General Councillor for th... 2006
Pascual Chavez Villanueva “You who seek the Lord; look to the rock from which you were hewn” (Is 51,1). Presentation of the Interamerica Region" in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" The letter recounts the author's recent travels to Sri Lanka, India, China, and South Africa, reflec... 2006
Pascual Chavez Villanueva "And Jesus increased in wisdom and in years and in favour with God and man (Lk 2,52)" in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" The letter reflects on the significance of Mary, Mother of God, in the context of Jesus' humanity an... 2006
Pascual Chavez Villanueva "And preach as you go, saying 'the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand', (Mt 10,7) Presentation of the America South-Cone Region" in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" The letter begins with warm greetings and a sense of unity among the recipients, emphasizing the imp... 2005
Pascual Chavez Villanueva "With the courage of Don Bosco on the new frontiers of social communication" in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" The letter begins with greetings and gratitude to the recipients, following the recent celebration o... 2005
Pascual Chavez Villanueva "Come over to Macedonia and help us" (Acts 16,9). Presentation of the Northern European Region" in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" The letter extends Easter wishes and gratitude for condolences on the author's father's passing. It ... 2005
Pascual Chavez Villanueva «Christ loved the Church and gave himself up for her» (Eph. 5,25). Commentary on the Strenna 2005" in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" The letter opens with Easter greetings and gratitude for condolences on the author's father's passin... 2005
Pascual Chavez Villanueva "I give thanks to God each time I remember You" (Phil 1,3). Presentation of the Western European Region" in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" The letter extends warm greetings and gratitude to the recipients in the Western European Region. It... 2004
Pascual Chavez Villanueva ""Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life" (Jn 6,69). The word of God and Salesian Life today" in "Acts of the Superior Council of the Salesian Society" The letter celebrates Corpus Christi and reflects on the centrality of the Eucharist in the life of ... 2004
Pascual Chavez Villanueva ""You will be my witnesses... even to the ends of the Earth" (Acts 1, 8b). Presentation of the Italy-Middle East Region" in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" The letter begins with warm greetings to the recipients, highlighting recent events within the Sales... 2004
Pascual Chavez Villanueva ""But who do you say that I am?" (Mk 8,28). Looking at Christ through the eyes of Don Bosco" in "Acts of the Superior Council of the Salesian Society" The letter, written during the Christmas season, reflects on the significance of the Incarnation and... 2004
Pascual Chavez Villanueva "Whether I am near you or far away, I am always thinking of you" in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" The Rector Major adopts a more informal tone in his letter, reflecting on the request from GC25 to v... 2003
Pascual Chavez Villanueva "«You are a letter from Christ, written not with ink, but with the spirit of the living God». News and reflections on recent journeys" in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" The letter expresses solidarity with Salesian missionaries facing challenges in Africa and emphasize... 2003
Pascual Chavez Villanueva "You are my God. My happiness lies in you alone" in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" The Rector Major reflects on the feast of Pentecost and hopes for the renewal of the Holy Spirit's f... 2003
Pascual Chavez Villanueva "Priority of animation and main lines of action" in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" The Rector Major presents the Project of Animation and Government for the six-year period 2002-2008,... 2002 - 2008
Pascual Chavez Villanueva "My dear salesians, be saints!" in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" The Rector Major's circular letter reflects on the impact of the GC28's Chapter Documents and emphas... 2002
Juan Edmundo Vecchi "«When you pray say; Our Father....» (Mt 6,9). The Salesian a man and teacher of prayer for the young" in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" The article discusses the changing landscape of prayer in contemporary society, with a focus on the ... 2001
Juan Edmundo Vecchi "«I have come to do your will». Our obedience: a sign and prophecy" in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" The text explores the changing perception of obedience in modern society, acknowledging skepticism a... 2001
Juan Edmundo Vecchi "Sickness and old age in the salesian experience" in "Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco" The letter shares the author's reflections on a year of illness, expressing gratitude for God's grac... 2001


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