Don Bosco

Salesian History Congress

INTERNATIONAL
SALESIAN HISTORY CONGRESS

Rome, 19 - 23 November 2014

 

" Development of Don Bosco's charism
up to the middle of the 20th century "

 

Contents

Program

Reports

 

 

Program
 
Wednesday 19 November
The Salesian charism in the world today

 

16.00
  • Beginning prayer
  • Afternoon moderator: Fr Francesco Cereda
  • Greeting participants
    Fr Francesco Cereda
    Vicar of the Rector Major
  • Presentation of aims
    Sr Grazia Loparco,
    President of the Salesian History Association
16.45
  • The Salesian charism in today's world: significance and challenges
  • Presentation in video or power point for 10 minutes each
  • Salesians Don Bosco
    Fr Fabio Attard
  • The FMA.
    Sr Anna Rita Cristaino
  • Salesian Family
    Fr José Pastor Ramirez
17.15
  • Presentation of "Salesian Sources"
  • Historical sources, Fr Francesco Motto
  • Pedagogical sources, Fr José Manuel Prellezo
  • Spiritual sources, Fr Aldo Giraudo
18.00
  • Interval
18.30
  • The critical edition of Don Bosco's correspondence
    Fr Francesco Motto
19.00
  • Interval
19.20
  • Vespers
  • Goodnight: Fr Ángel Fernández Artime - Rector Major
20.00
  • Supper

 

 

 
Thursday 20 November
History of Salesian work

Morning

 

06.30
  • Personal meditation
07.00
  • Eucharistic celebration and homily
    "In honor of Don Bosco" Main celebrant: Fr Ángel Fernández Artime - Rector Major of the Salesians
08.00
  • Breakfast
09.00
  • Introduction to the day: Fr Giorgio Rossi
  • Morning moderator: Fr Giorgio Rossi
09.15
  • The extension of the Salesian presence and works, SDB and FMA
    Fr Francesco Motto,  Bro. Marco Bay and Sr Maria Teresa Spiga
10.15
  • The political, social, cultural, economic and religious changes that have affected the situation of the young
    Prof. Mario Belardinelli
11.15
  • Interval
11.45
  • The Salesian response to the social, cultural, economic and religious world processes from the end of the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth century
    Fr Bruno Bordignon and Sr Grazia Loparco
12.45
  • Interval
13.00
  • Lunch

 

Afternoon

 

15.30
  • First half
17.00
  • Interval
17.30
  • Second half
19.00
  • Interval
19.20
  • Vespers
  • Goodnight: Mother General of the FMA
20.00
  • Summer

 

 
Friday 21 November
History of Salesian pedagogy

Morning

 

06.30
  • Personal meditation
07.00
  • Eucharistic celebration and homily
  • "Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary"
    Fr Ivo Coelho
    General Councillor for Formation
08.00
  • Breakfast
09.00
  • Introduction to the day: Sr Piera Ruffinatto
  • Morning moderator: Sr Piera Ruffinatto
09.15
  • The contribution of the Salesians and the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians to pedagogy and education in the first half of the 20th century
    Prof. Giorgio Chiosso
10.15
  • Study of pedagogy and educational practice in the formation programs of Salesians and Daughters of Mary Help of Christians
  • Fr Rachele Lanfranchi and Fr José Manuel Prellezo
11.15
  • Interval
11.45
  • Pedagogical guidelines of the Salesian Congregation and of the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians
    Fr. Michal Vojtáš and Sr Piera Ruffinatto
11.45
  • Pedagogical guidelines of the Salesian Congregation and of the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians
    Fr Michal Vojtáš and Sr Piera Ruffinatto
  • Presentation of the afternoon groups: Sr Piera Ruffinatto
12.45
  • Interval
13.00
  • Lunch

 

Afternoon

 

15.30
  • First half
17.00
  • Interval
17.30
  • Second half
19.00
  • Interval
19.20
  • Vespers
  • Goodnight: Fr Francesco Cereda - Vicar of the Rector Major
20.00
  • Supper

 

Saturday 22 November
History of Salesian spirituality

Morning

 

06.30
  • Personal meditation
07.00
  • Eucharistic celebration and homily
  • "Memory of St Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr "Main celebrant: Fr Guillermo Basañes
    General Councillor for the Missions
08.00
  • Breakfast
09.00
  • Introduction to the day: Fr Aldo Giraudo
  • Morning moderator: Fr Aldo Giraudo
09.15
  • St Francis de Sales and the impact of his spirituality on the 19th century Church
    Fr Joe Boenzi
10.15
  • Reflection on Don Bosco's "spirit" and on Salesian "asceticism" in history: the more significant contributions by some authors
    Fr Aldo Giraudo
11.15
  • Interval
11.45
  • Fidelity to the spirit of Don Bosco according to the teaching of the Institute of the FMA
    Sr Cettina Cacciato
  • Presentation of the afternoon groups: Fr Aldo Giraudo
12.45
  • Interval
13.00
  • Lunch

 

Afternoon

 

15.30
 
17.00
  • Interval
17.30
  • Second half
19.00
  • Interval
19.20
  • Vespers
  • Goodnight: Fr Stanislaus Zimniak
  • "Salesian historiography - studies and documentation in post-conciliar historiography"
20.00
  • Supper

 

Sunday, November 23
Future of Don Bosco's charism

 

07.45
  • Morning Prayer
08.00
  • Breakfast
09.00
  • Morning moderator: Fr Francesco Cereda
  • Open problems and prospects for the Congress
09.00
  • Moderator for the morning: Fr Francesco Cereda
    Prof. Giorgio Chiosso
10.00
  • "Future of Don Bosco's charism in the post-conciliar period"
    Rector Major
11.00
  • Interval
11.30
  • Eucharistic Celebration
    "Solemnity of Christ the King and Lord of the Universe"
    Main celebrant: Card. Raffaele Farina
    Archivist and Librarian of the Holy Roman Church emeritus
12.45
  • Lunch

 

Relations
First day of the Congress - Thursday, November 20, 2014
History of the Salesian Work
Morning reports

 

R1
The extension of Salesian presence and SDB and FMA works . - Francesco Motto, Marco Bay and Maria Teresa Spiga
R2
The political, social, cultural, economic and religious changes that have affected the situation of young people. - Mario Beardinelli
R3
The Salesian response to social, cultural, economic and religious world processes. - Bruno Bordignon and Grazia Loparco

 

Afternoon reports
First half

First group

R1
The inclusion of FMA and SDB in Germany. - Maria Maul and Johannes Wielgoß
R2
Salesian schools in Poland between the two wars: an answer to the needs of society in an era of social and cultural transformation. - Waldemar Zurek

 

Second group

R1
The Italian "cultural" policy abroad and the modus operandi of the Salesian Congregation in the Middle East. - Giorgio Rossi
R2
The contribution of Fr Philip Rinaldi to the development of the charism of Don Bosco in Spain (1889-1901). - Maria Felipa Nuñez and Pedro Ruz Delgado

 

Third group

R1
The specific Salesian contribution to the renewal of sacred music: Pagella, Antolisei, Antoni Hlond. - Josip Gregur
R2
The Salesian Brother Carlo Conci, the movement of social Catholics and workers' associations in Argentina. - Iván Ariel Fresia

 

Fourth group

R1
Devotion to Mary Help of Christians, Patroness of the Argentine countryside. - María Andrea Nicoletti
R2
The unique experience of the redduciones (colonies) in Dawson Island. - Nicola Bottiglieri with a student

 

Afternoon reports
Second time

 

First group

R1
Integration and development of Salesians in Central Africa. - Marcel Verhulst
R2
The Salesians in China, Japan and Thailand. - Carlo Socol

 

Second group

R1
The inculturation of the Salesian charism in India. - Jose Kuruvachira
R2
The charismatic image of Don Bosco and his work codified in the first biographical-edifying writings: "with his placet". - Stanisałw Zimniak

 

Third group

R1
The development of the FMA Past Pupils. - Monica Pacella and Paola Cuccioli

 

Second day of the Congress - Friday, 21 November 2014
History of Salesian Pedagogy
Morning reports

 

R1
The contribution of the Salesians and the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians to pedagogy and education in the first half of the 20th century. - Giorgio Chiosso
R2
Study of pedagogy and educational practice in the formation programs of Salesians and Daughters of Mary Help of Christians. - Rachele Lanfranchi and José Manuel Prellezo
R3
Pedagogical guidelines of the Salesian Congregation and of the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians. - Michal Vojtáš and Piera Ruffinatto

 

Afternoon reports
First half

First group

R1
Orientations and implementation of Salesian professional (technical) schools. - Natale Zanni
R2
The Salesian Oratory for the formation of young women. - Mara Borsi

 

Second group

R1
The face and mission of Salesian educational theatre. - Tadeusz Lewicki
R2
The FMA and the education of young women in North-East India. - Sangma Bernadette

 

Third group

R1
Significant educational experiences in India. - Scaria Thuruthiyil
R2
Meaningful Salesian educational experiences in China. - Michele Ferrero

 

Afternoon reports
Second half

First group

R1
Salesians and education in Latin America. - Juan Bottasso
R2
The first educational works in Haiti. - Aline Nicolas

 

Second group

R1
Normal schools in Colombia. - Sara Sierra
R2
Beginning of the FMA presence among young people in Egypt. - Kassis Ibtissam

 

Third group

R1
Guidelines and educational achievements in South Africa. - William John Dixson
R2
Developments in the Salesian educational mission in the Congo. - Alphonsine Fwamba Tshabu

 

Third day of the Congress - Saturday, November 22, 2014
History of Salesian Spirituality
Morning reports
R1
St Francis de Sales and the impact of his spirituality on the Church of the nineteenth century. - Joe Boenzi
R2
Reflection on Don Bosco's "spirit" and on Salesian "asceticism": the more significant contributions by some authors. - Aldo Giraudo
R3
Fidelity to the spirit of Don Bosco according to the teaching of the FMA Institute. - Cettina Cacciato

 

Afternoon reports
First half
R1
Don Bosco Man of Fire: The Fornax Amoris Metaphor and Don Bosco's Active Contemplation. A Contemporary Interpretation with Specific Reference to Don Bosco's Life and Thought. - Jack Finnegan
R2
The sanctity of Don Bosco: theological hermeneutics of depositions in the processes of Beatification and Canonization. - Andrea Bozzolo

 

Afternoon reports
Second half

First group

R1
Salesian holiness in history: emerging aspects in the SDB beatification processes. - Pier Luigi Cameroni
R2
Salesian holiness in history: emerging aspects in the beatification processes of the FMA. - Sylwia Ciezkowska

 

Second group

R1
Fidelity to the spirit of Don Bosco in the teaching of the Major Rectors: from Fr Michael Rua to Fr Peter Ricaldone. - Giuseppe Buccellato
R2
The spiritual identity of the Salesian Brother in the reflection and life of the Congregation from Don Bosco to Fr Ricaldone. - John Rasor

 

Third group

R1
Direction / spiritual accompaniment in Don Bosco starting from his correspondence with Claire Louvet. - Martha Séïde
R2
The apostolic dimension of Salesian lay spirituality emerging from the "Salesian Bulletin" and from the Cooperators Congresses. - Giuseppe Biancardi

 

Fourth group

R1
The emerging spirituality in the female associations of FMA settings - Runita Borja
R2
The emerging spirituality in SDB male associations - Rodolfo Bogotto

 

Fifth group

R2
The missionary spirituality of the Pylades of Mary Help of Christians. - Piera Cavaglià

 

Sixth group

R1
The "spirit of Oblation" in the life of Bishop Giuseppe Cognata (1885-1972), founder of the Salesian Sisters Oblates of the Sacred Heart. - Jesús Manuel García
R2
The mystical dimension in Blessed Sr Eusebia Palomino - Antonio Calero

 

 

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