Salesian Books are Now Available! | Salesians of Don Bosco

Select Language​▼ Salesian Books are Now Available! Salesian books can now conveniently be purchased through the Salesian Missions website. Once there, go to “Gift Catalog,” then “Salesian Family Books,” where you can find more than 70 titles on Don Bosco, the Preventive System, Salesian spirituality, and Salesian saints. For additional information, please contact dbbooks@salesianmissions.org. July 13, 2021 – 8:00am Categories: CYM – News, Eastern Province News Latest Posts Presentation of the Theme for Strenna 2022 “Do all through love, nothing through constraint.” Read more “Our Good Father” Let’s take this time to know and love “our Venerable Founder,” Don Bosco. Read more Source: Salesian Books are Now Available! | Salesians of Don...

“Quo Vadis?” St. Peter’s Call to Martyrdom in Rome

  Two summers ago, we took a trip to Italy, and after emerging from the Catacombs, we stumbled onto the Quo Vadis church. “Quo Vadis?” (“Where are you going?”) refers to a story about St. Peter, passed down through pious tradition.  In this story, Peter is fleeing Rome, where persecution is rampant. As he walks down […] Source: “Quo Vadis?” St. Peter’s Call to Martyrdom in...

Vatican – Holy See grants Nulla Osta for Cause of Vera Grita, Lay, Salesian Cooperator

On 26 May 2021, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints communicated to the Bishop of Savona-Noli, Msgr. Calogero Marino, the Nulla Osta from the Holy See for the opening of the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of the Servant of God Vera Grita (1923-1969), Laywoman, Salesian Cooperator. The Nulla Osta is the authorization by the Holy See for the opening of the diocesan inquiry as it has been shown that there is nothing in the Vatican Dicasteries against the Servant of God that hinders her Cause. Vera Grita, born in Rome on January 28, 1923, was an elementary school teacher. After being trampled on by a crowd fleeing a bombing in Savona on 4 July 1944, her injuries marked her irreparably. She was 21. Despite her condition, she accepted to teach in peripheral schools in the Ligurian hinterland: Rialto, Erli, Alpicella, Deserto di Varazze. In Savona, in the Salesian parish of Mary Help of Christians, she participated in parish life. From 1963 the Salesian Fr Giovanni Bocchi was her confessor; when she became a Salesian Cooperator (1967), she entrusted herself to the guidance of Fr Gabriello Zucconi. On September 19, 1967, the mystical experience began inviting her to live the...

St. Thomas: An Apostle Who Was Sent

Modern readers tend to see the Gospel through a filter of tradition. We see individual characters as we have been trained to see them: as the sum of the sermons preached about them. The text may present them as complex, with a variety of competing virtues and failings, but our mental shorthand reduces them to […] Source: St. Thomas: An Apostle Who Was...

Delivery of “Positio super virtutibus” of Servant of God Antonio de Almeida Lustosa, Salesian Bishop

28 April 2021 (ANS – Vatican City) – Yesterday, 27 April 2021, the volume of the Positio super Vita, Virtutibus et Fama Sanctitatis of the Servant of God Antonio de Almeida Lustosa, of the Society of St. Francesco de Sales, Archbishop of Fortaleza (Brazil), was consigned. Monsignor Maurizio Tagliaferri was the Rapporteur of the Positio, Fr Pierluigi Cameroni, SDB, was the Postulator, and Dr. Cristiana Marinelli was the Collaborator. The structural elements of the “Positio” are: a brief presentation by the Rapporteur; the Informatio super virtutibus, that is, the theological part in which the virtuous life of the Servant of God is demonstrated; the two Summarium with the testimonial and documentary evidence; the Biographia ex Documentis; the final Sessions and the iconographic apparatus. Antônio de Almeida Lustosa was born in the city of São João del Rei, State of Minas Gerais (Brazil), on 11 February 1886. From his parents, João Baptista Pimentel Lustosa and Delphina Eugênia de Almeida Magalhães, exemplary Christians, he received a good Christian and human formation. An intelligent boy with a good and generous disposition, at sixteen he entered the Salesian College of Cachoeira do Campo (Minas Gerais); three years later he is in Lorraine as a novice and assistant to his companions. After...

New books for Youngsters on Sts. Bishop Luigi Versiglia & Fr. Callisto Caravario, Salesian Proto Martyrs

It was February 25th 1930, Bishop Versiglia and Fr. Caravario were on the pastoral visitation of the Linchow mission along with a few young companions. During the journey, a group of pirates stopped and raided the Bishop’s boat, trying to seize three young catechists. To shield the safety and the purity of the three young Christian women, the Bishop and Fr. Caravario confronted them with all their strength. They were forcibly beaten and shot at Lai Tau Tsui, in the bamboo forest near the Lin Chow River. Pope St. Paul VI recognised their martyrdom in 1973.  They were included by Pope St. John Paul II among the Blessed on May 15th 1983 and canonised on October 1st 2000. In year 2016 and 2019, “Vox Amica Pres” wrote and published for youngsters the books on Saint Louis Versiglia and Saint Callistus Caravario respectively in Chinese. To celebrate the special anniversary of 2020 – 90th Anniversary of Martyrdom (1930-2020) and 20th Anniversary of Canonization (2000-2020) – last November the Salesian publisher released the two books into English. In the current time of enjoyment culture, social instability and ever changing environment, bombardment with information and different opinions, God’s will and His plan,...