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The turning point in the life of St Francis de Sales (2/2)

(continuation from previous article) Beginning of a new stage            From this moment on, everything would happen quickly. Francis became a new man: “At first he...

The turning point in the life of St Francis de Sales (1/2)

              After ten years of study in Paris and three years at the University of Padua, Francis de Sales returned to Savoy shortly before...

Communications from the Rector Major

Caught between admiration and sorrow

Today I bid you farewell for the last time from this page of the Salesian Bulletin. On 16 August, the day we commemorate Don...

When an educator touches the hearts of his children

The art of being like Don Bosco: “Remember that education is a matter of the heart, of which God alone is the master, and...

Don Bosco

How to find the resources to build a church

A secret to be foundIt is well known that Don Bosco’s reputation for getting things done had spread throughout Italy. Since he succeeded in so many enterprises, many people asked him for advice on...

Don Bosco and the Consolata

            The oldest pillar in the Becchi area appears to date back to 1700. It was erected at the bottom of the plain towards the “Mainito”, where the families who lived in the ancient...

Edmond Obrecht. I had lunch with a saint

In the biography of a famous abbot, the emotion of meeting Don Bosco.Today it is quite easy to meet a Saint, as has happened to me several times. I have met several: the Cardinal...

Don Bosco and Italian

            Piedmont in the early 19th century was still a peripheral area compared to the rest of Italy. The language spoken was Piedmontese. Italian was only used in special cases, just like one wears...

Dream of the Ten Diamonds

One of Don Bosco’s most famous dreams was the one called the "Dream of the Ten Diamonds" which he had in September 1881. It is a warning dream that will never lose any of...

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