Downloadable Resources - tagged "Spirituality"

tagged "Spirituality"

A Rosary: Mary in May

A Rosary: Mary in May

Tue, 05 May 2020

Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB and Sr Sr Susan Richert PBVM offer a new way to use your rosary to honour Our Lady in her month of May:

Using your rosary beads – in a different way: Take an event in Mary's life and reflect on it. You might use one event each day and either over 1 decade or 5 decades – say the short refrain on the small beads.

Alternatively, you might wish to say the rosary in the usual way but reflect on these events of Mary's life.

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.

Praying as Salesians

Praying as Salesians

Mon, 06 Apr 2020

The Salesian style of prayer was inspired by the simplicity of St Francis de Sales. Part of the Salesian Foortprints series of resources introducing Salesian history and spirituality.

Bontà - a spirit of 'goodness'

Bontà - a spirit of 'goodness'

Mon, 06 Apr 2020

Don Bosco's approach was revolutionary in the harshness of the nineteenth century - he used a spirit of kindness and encouragement at his Oratory, the Salesian concept of Bontà or goodness. Part of the Salesian Footprints series of resources introducing Salesian history and spirituality.

Salesian skills in working with the young

Salesian skills in working with the young

Fri, 03 Apr 2020

Working with the young in Don Bosco's way means drawing on skills related to the approach we take to the work, and how we relate to young people. Part of the Salesian Footprints series of resources introducing Salesian history and spirituality.

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.

The Salesian approach to young people

The Salesian approach to young people

Thu, 02 Apr 2020

Don Bosco instilled in us the importance of letting the young know they are loved. How can the Salesian Family support and engage with young people in today's society? 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.

Salesian Snippets from Scripture 1

Salesian Snippets from Scripture 1

Fri, 27 Mar 2020

Thoughts on the compassion of Jesus, which inspired Don Bosco. Part of the Salesian Footprints series of resources introducing Salesian history and spirituality.

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.