Downloadable Resources - tagged "History"

tagged "History"

Prevention or repression

Prevention or repression

Mon, 06 Apr 2020

Don Bosco identified the prevailing educational approach of his times as 'represssive', in contrast to his successful model which used encouragement to 'prevent' young people falling into difficulty. This article considers the early preventive approach alongside modern theories of empowerment, and its continuing evolution. Part of the Saesian Footprints series of resources introducing Salesian history and spirituality.

Don Bosco - Vocation

Don Bosco - Vocation

Mon, 06 Apr 2020

An account of Don Bosco's early life and his path to fulfilling the vocation he felt from an early age. Part of the Salesian Footprints series of resources introducing Salesian history and spirrituality.

St Francis de Sales

St Francis de Sales

Fri, 03 Apr 2020

The gentleness and humanity of St Francis de Sales inspired Don Bosco, who placed his congregations under his patronage. Part of the Salesian Footprints series of resources introducing Salesian history and spirituality.

Don Bosco: Builder

Don Bosco: Builder

Thu, 02 Apr 2020

Don Bosco began with a tumbledown rented building for his oratory, and left us with magnificent monuments to the Glory of God and Mary Help of Christians. Part of the Salesian Footprints series of resources introducing Salesian history and spirituality.

Don Bosco - Founder

Don Bosco - Founder

Wed, 01 Apr 2020

Don Bosco's work with the young began with a chance meeting with a young orphan sheltering from the cold in the church. Part of the Salesian Footprints series of resources introducing Salesian history and spirituality.

St Mary Mazzarello: Vocation

St Mary Mazzarello: Vocation

Tue, 31 Mar 2020

Inspiration for discerning our vocation in everyday events, from the life of St Mary Mazzarello, co-founder with Don Bosco of the Salesian Sisters. Part of the Salesian Footprints series of resources introducing Salesian history and spirituality.

St Mary Mazzarello: Foundress

St Mary Mazzarello: Foundress

Mon, 30 Mar 2020

The path taken by the foundress of the Salesian Sisters began with her awareness of a need for the young women and girls near her home. Part of the Salesian Footprints series of resources introducing Salesian history and spirituality.

A History of the Salesians in Britain

A History of the Salesians in Britain

Thu, 19 Mar 2020

Written by Fr John Dickson in 2013, this history looks at the arrival and development of the Salesians of Don Bosco in Great Britain, beginning with the youthful dream of St Dominic Savio.

Memoirs of the Oratory, 1815-1855: Don Bosco

Memoirs of the Oratory, 1815-1855: Don Bosco

Mon, 16 Mar 2020

In 1858 Pope Pius IX asked Don Bosco to write about his life and work. Don Bosco was slow to respond, out of humility or perhaps sheer lack of time, but after a more explicit command in 1867 he started the 'Memoirs of the Oratory'. The book gives a fascinating insight into Don Bosco's thought and has been the basis of much further study.

The published English edition, with introduction and footnotes, is out of print, but you can download it as a pdf here.