The autumn equinox has officially marked the end of summer as we transition into autumn. Leaves are falling, temperatures are dropping and days are becoming shorter. October brings us harvests festivals, atmospheric morning mists, shimmering light in bronzed woodlands and, of course, home comforts. So, grab your jumper, plump up your cushions and delight in the season that is tailor-made for curling up with a good book.

The Educational Preventive System of Don Bosco Today

The Educational Preventive System of Don Bosco Today

Carlo Nanni SDB


An outline of the origin and development of Don Bosco's educational preventive system and how it is applied in our society to meet the needs of young people facing contemporary issues.

ISBN 978-1-909080-38-6

Paperback portrait 148mm x 210mm



Education is not only a matter of instruction and the acquisition of skills. We must be concerned with the formation of intelligence, of freedom, of the capacity to love and to do good to others.

St John Bosco is among those saints who, in the history of the Church, were totally committed to education as their mission, in order to form "good Christians and honest citizens". In the mind of Don Bosco this is intended to meet the needs of young people in their search for meaning and happiness.

In this book, Professor Carlo Nanni SDB, renowned educational philosopher and Rector of the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome, presents the educational system of Don Bosco in the conviction that it still has great influence in educating young people to the good life as shown in the Gospel.

Originally published in 2012 as Educare con don Bosco alla vita buona del Vangelo, this English edition has been translated by Jim Gallagher SDB and Brian Jerstice SDB, by kind permission of the author.