Books, videos, and posters may be ordered from Salesian Missions in New Rochelle:


Agasso, Domenico. Saint Mary Mazzarello: The Spirit of Joy, trans. Louise Passero, FMA. The life of the dynamic woman who collaborated with Don Bosco in founding the Salesian Sisters. 222 pp pb   (Boston: Pauline, 1996)   0-8198-6989-9   $9.00

Alessi, Antonio.  “Unless the Grain of Wheat…: The Life of Father Luigi Variara…,” trans. Innocent Clementi. Miami: St. Kieran’s Church, 1997. Short life of Blessed Louis Variara, apostle to the lepers in Colombia.  i + 39 pp pamphlet.   $1.00

Aronica, Paul, SDB. “Little Chief of the Andes: A Biography of Blessed Ceferino Namuncurá.” 2d ed. 2007. Araucanian Indian youth from Argentina who wanted to become a Salesian priest and evangelize his people, beatified in 2007. 61-pp pamphlet.  978-0-89944-185-8   $7.00

Aronica, Paul, SDB. Rose of the Andes: A Biography of Blessed Laura Vicuna. 2014. Pupil of Salesian Sisters at Junin de los Andes, Argentina, age 12, beatified in 1988.  Reprint of 1957 ed. Teens. viii + 117 pp pb illus 978-0-89944-190-0.  $11.00

Aronica, Paul, SDB. “A Man Sent by God.” 1988. 20-minute biography of St. John Bosco. 32-pp pamphlet.  0-89944-134-3   $1.50

Aubry, Joseph, SDB. “Savio: A Study Guide for Parents, Priests and Educators to accompany St. Dominic Savio by St. John Bosco,” trans. Joseph Boenzi, SDB. 2010. vi + 67 pp pamphlet.   0-89944-187-4  $8.00

Avallone, Paul, SDB. Keys to the Hearts of Youth: Reason, Religion, Kindness. 1999. St. John Bosco’s pastoral and educational mission: a spirituality and methodology presented in a popular style. 140 pp pb  0-89944-376-1   $9.00

Balbi, Mario, SDB [ed.]. The Unpublished Don Bosco. 2005. Translation and updating of Fr. Michele Molineris’s Don Bosco Inedito: background and anecdotes from the oral traditions of people associated with DB and their families; material not found in BM or other standard lives of the Saint. 644 pp pb  (Xlibris)  1-4134-8691-6   $25.00

“Beyond the Classroom: Principles of Salesian Education for Parents and Teachers.”  Outline of DB’s educational method.  16-pp pamphlet.   $1.00

Bonetti, G., S.C. [=SDB]. St. John Bosco’s Early Apostolate. London: Burns Oates & Washbourne, 1934. Anonymous translation of work by Fr. John Bonetti (Cinque lustri dell’Oratorio…) that originally appeared in the Salesian Bulletin under the supervision of DB. Adults. xv + 512 pp  hc  new condition $50.00  used $30.00  limited quantity available

Bosco, St. John. Biographies of Students Michael Magone & Francis Besucco, trans. Wallace Cornell. American edition of version published in the Philippines in 1986, with some notes by Fr. Cornell. Lives of two saintly youths of DB’s Oratory, a companion volume to the life of Savio. Adults and teens. 143 pp pb   0-89944-186-6   $10.00

Bosco, St. John. “The Letter from Rome,” trans. Paul Aronica. One of DB’s most important dreams, in Rome in 1884, speaks of various aspects of the Preventive System. Fr. Chavez listed this letter, dictated and corrected by DB, among the essential readings for the 2012-2013 year of preparation for DB’s bicentennial.  Fr. Ceria called it “a pedagogy humble and lofty which, when well understood and practiced, can make educational institutions into seats of happiness, refuges of innocence, hearths of virtue, training centers of study; in a word, nurseries for very good Christians and fine citizens.”  12 pp pamphlet   $1.00

Bosco, St. John. The Life of St. Dominic Savio, trans. Paul Aronica. 3d ed. Notes and two appendices. 1996. A spiritual classic written for teens and Christian educators. Foreword by Molly Kelly. Adults and teens. 177 pp pb   0-89944-375-3   $9.00

Bosco, St. John.  Memoirs of the Oratory of Saint Francis de Sales from 1815 to 1855, trans. Daniel Lyons. 2010. Amended version of 1989 translation; DB’s text without commentary. Foreword by Fr. Egidio Viganò, Salesian rector major 1977-95. Updated but abridged introduction by Fr. Michael Mendl. 192 pp pb   0-89944-184-X   $12.00

Bosco, St. John. “An Ounce of Prevention: Principles of Christian Education.” DB’s brief essays on the Preventive System and on punishment. Reprinted 2007. 16 pp pamphlet  $2.00

Bosco, St. John. Salesian Sources. Vol. 1: Don Bosco and His Work: Collected works, ed. Salesian Historical Institute. Selected foundational writings and documents pertaining to DB, in 4 parts: biography and Salesian history; Salesian education; regulations and programs; Salesian spirituality; all preceded by 58-page introduction.  cii + 1,515 pp hardcover.  (Rome: LAS/Bangalore: Kristu Jyoti, 2017). 

978-81-933745-7-3  $60.00

Bosco, St. John. The Spiritual Writings of St. John Bosco, ed. Joseph Aubry, trans. Joseph Caselli. 1984, reprinted 2006.  Selections from his Memoirs, lives of young people, letters, sermons, Salesian Rule, and sayings.  xviii + 392 pp pb   0-89944-049-5   $20.00

Bosco, Teresio. Dominic Savio, trans. Silvano Borruso. 2006. Popular life of the teenager who was DB’s pupil. 143 pp pb  (Nairobi: Paulines)  9966-08-137-2   $6.00

Bosco, Teresio. Don Bosco: A New Biography, trans. Giuseppe Moja. 2005. Popular life of DB for adults using the latest resources (as of 1979, date of the Italian original). 467 pp  (Mumbai: Tej-Prasarini)   pb  81-87060-24-7  $35.00

Brown, Eugene, ed. Dreams, Visions & Prophecies of Don Bosco. [2d ed., without introduction, n.d.] 62 dreams collected from the BM. Very valuable foreword by Morton Kelsey on the significance of dreams. Adults.   xli + 286 pp pb  0-89944-093-2   $10.00

Buccellato, Giuseppe, SDB. The Roots of the Spirituality of Saint John Bosco, trans. from Italian. 2019. A study of the influence of Sts. Ignatius Loyola, Philip Neri, Francis de Sales, Vincent de Paul, Alphonsus Liguori, and Joseph Cafasso on the spiritual and apostolic life of Don Bosco. xvii + 171 pp pb  (Don Bosco Publications, England)   $22.00

Capetti, Giselda, FMA, ed. Cronistoria: Chronicles of the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, trans. from Italian. 1981. 5 vols. History and spirit of the Salesian Sisters as recorded in the earliest historical documents, 1828-1888. pb. 978-0-89944-043-6   $30.00 for the set. Individual volumes: vols. 1-4 $8.00 each; vol. 5 $7.00.

Ceria, Eugenio, SDB. Profiles of Thirty-three Salesian Coadjutor Brothers, trans. Vincent Zuliani. 2005. Character sketches of the first brothers in the Society, most of them formed by DB. iii + 154 pp pb 0-89944-181-5   $10.00

Chavez, Pascual, SDB. “A Symphony of Love.” Homilies and talks of the Rector Major (some in full, some in summary) during his visit to the New Rochelle Province in Sept. 2007. Full-color photos. 60 pp pamphlet.  $4.00

Desramaut, Francis. Don Bosco & the Spiritual Life, trans. Roger Luna. 1979, reprinted 2006. Scholarly study of DB’s personal and educational spirituality. 348 pp pb   0-89944-022-3   $17.00

Desramaut, Francis. Life of Fr. Michael Rua, Don Bosco’s First Successor (1837-1910), trans. Julian Fox et al. Study of the character and accomplishments of Bl. Michael Rua and the challenges he faced when he succeeded DB as head of the Salesian Family. 475 pp pb  (Rome: LAS/Bangalore: Kristu Jyoti, 2010).  978-81-87370-58-1   $30.00

Direzione Generale Opere Don Bosco. The Salesian Brother: History, Identity, Vocational Apostolate, and Formation. Rome, 1989. 231 pp paper  $3.00

“Family of Holiness.” Short biographies of Blessed August Czartoryski, Blessed Eusebia Palomino, and Blessed Alessandrina da Costa, who were beatified in 2004.  20 pp pamphlet.   $1.00

Forbes, F.A. Saint John Bosco, 1815-1888: The Friend of Youth. Popular biography for teens and adults, first published 1941. Republished by TAN [2000]. xi + 209 pp pb  0-89555-663-4   $9.00

Franco, Angelo, SDB. Blessed Michael Rua: Faithful Disciple and First Successor of Saint J. Bosco. 2002. Rev. ed. of fine 1955 life and character study of DB’s first successor. Adults.  x + 358 pp pb    0-89944-180-7   $12.00

Giraudo, Aldo, SDB. Father Paul Albera: Master of Spiritual Life, ed. Michael Mendl, SDB. Biography, assessment of his spiritual teaching, and selections from his circular letters. Adults. 235 pp pb  978-0-89944-194-8  $25.00

Grech, Louis, SDB. Accompanying Youth in a Quest for Meaning. This study offers well-researched historical background and advice for providing spiritual companionship today based on how Don Bosco supported young people with his spiritual accompaniment. xiii + 196 pp  pb   (Don Bosco Publications, England)   978-19090804-61   $30.00

Johnston, Francis. Alexandrina: The Agony and the Glory. Life of Blessed Alexandrina da Costa, Salesian Cooperator, invalid, and mystic. 120 pp pb  (TAN, 1982)  0-89555-179-9   $7.00

Klauder, Francis J., SDB. Aspects of the Thought of Teilhard de Chardin. Brief, positive essays on philosophical aspects of the Jesuit paleontologist-theologian. 151 pp cloth   (North Quincy, Mass.: Christopher Publ., 1971)  8158-0259-5   $5.00

Klauder, Francis J., SDB, ed. Every Day with Saint Francis de Sales: Teachings and Examples from the Life of the Saint. 1985. Daily readings for reflection and prayer. Adults. xii + 378 pp pb  0-89944-082-7   $13.00

Lappin, Peter, SDB. First Lady of the World. Survey of devotion to Mary from the Church’s beginning up to Vatican II. 192 pp pb  0-89944-091-6   $10.00

Lappin, Peter, SDB. Give Me Souls! Life of Don Bosco. Rev. ed. 1986. For adults, popular style. 368 pp pb  0-89944-087-8   $16.00

Lappin, Peter, SDB. Stories of Don Bosco. 2d ed. 1979. St. John Bosco’s life told in episodic form. A best-seller since 1956. Junior and senior high. 264 pp pb  0-89944-036-3   $7.00

Lappin, Peter, SDB. Zatti! 1987. Life of Blessed Artemides Zatti, Salesian brother, missionary to Patagonia. 77 pp pb   0-89944-090-8   $2.50 

Lemoyne, Giovanni Battista, SDB, et al. The Biographical Memoirs of St. John Bosco, trans. Diego Borgatello. 19 vols. Essential for full knowledge of DB. Each vol. cloth  $30.00. Complete set purchase $520.

Lenti, Arthur J., SDB. Don Bosco, His Pope and His Bishop: The Trials of a Founder. 2006. One essay-study of the relationship between St. John Bosco and Pope Pius IX based on DB’s letters to the Pope and others, 1858-1872, and two essay-studies of the controversies between Abp. Gastaldi of Turin and DB during the years in which the Saint sought the Holy See’s approval of the Salesian Society. This meticulously documented book brings the period of the 1850s to 1880s alive and presents a behind-the-scenes account of the most difficult period in DB’s life. 252 pp pb  (Rome: LAS)  88-213-0612-7   $20.00

Lenti, Arthur J., SDB. Don Bosco: History and Spirit. 7 volumes that describe and assess DB’s life and work in historical, social, and ecclesiological context. Based on Fr. Lenti’s courses at the Institute of Salesian Studies at Berkeley over a 20-year period, thoroughly revised by the author and published by Salesian Pontifical University (Rome)’s press (LAS).

            Vol. 1: Don Bosco’s Formative Years in Historical Context. 2007. From DB’s birth to ordination (1815-1841), with extensive historical, spiritual, biographical, and family background. xx + 498 pp pb with bibliography, notes, maps, charts, and illustrations.  88-213-0645-3   $50.00

            Vol. 2: Birth and Early Development of Don Bosco’s Oratory. 2007. From DB’s ordination to his firm establishment as the leader of the Turin oratories (1841-1852). xiv + 241 pp pb with bibliography, notes, map, charts, and illustrations.  88-213-0657-7   $35.00

            Vol. 3: Don Bosco: Educator, Spiritual Master, Writer and Founder of the Salesian Society. 2008. DB from roughly 1849 to 1861 as educator and spiritual master in the community of the Oratory youth hospice, with the beginnings of what develops into the Preventive System; as founder of the Salesian Society; as writer and publisher in defense of the Catholic faith—all this set against a background of social change and political revolution. 340 pp pb with bibliographies, illustrations, and notes.  88-213-0671-6   $40.00

            Vol. 4: Beginnings of the Salesian Society and Its Constitutions. 2008. In the political and ecclesiastical turmoil of 1861-1874 (Italian unification, Syllabus of Errors, Vatican I, Franco-Prussian War), DB continues the founding of the Salesian Society, going through a long, difficult effort to draft and win approval of the Constitutions. He contends with opponents in the Curia and with his own archbishops, especially his former ally Lawrence Gastaldi. 355 pp pb with bibliographies, illustrations, and notes.  88-213-0680-8   $45.00

            Vol. 5: Institutional Expansion. 2009. Within the educational setting of Italy from 1848, and of the left-leaning governments from 1876, to DB’s death, this volume treats of Salesian growth in the peninsula and expansion into France and Spain. The boarding school becomes the primary Salesian apostolic work. In the context of the Marian piety of the time, DB’s devotion to the Immaculate and the Help of Chris-tians is treated, including the founding of the Daughters of MHC. DB conceives of lay religious who are equal to clerical members: the Salesian coadjutor brothers, treated not just in DB’s thought but up to mid-20th century. DB acts as an unofficial mediator between the Italian government and the Holy See to secure episcopal appointments. 382 pp pb bibliographies, illustrations, and notes.  88-213-0697-6   $50.00

            Vol. 6: Expansion of the Salesian Work in the New World and Ecclesiological Confrontation at Home. 2009. Salesian work for immigrants and missionary activity in South America, placed in context; founding of the Salesian Cooperators, the Salesian Bulletin, and the Sons of Mary; ongoing conflict with Abp. Gastaldi and its forced settlement. 378 pp pb bibliographies, illustrations, and notes.  88-213-0725-6   $50.00

            Vol. 7: Don Bosco’s Golden Years. 2010. Internal organization of the Salesian Society from 1877, including 1st four general chapters; qualities of the candidates and spirit of the confreres; DB’s writing and publishing activity in the 1870s and ’80s; his physical decline and death; the canonization process; 3 comprehensive indices to the 7 volumes. 496 pp pb bibliographies, illustrations, and notes. 88-213-0746-1   $60.00

Maccono, Ferdinand, SDB. Saint Mary D. Mazzarello: Co-foundress and First Superior General of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, trans. Catherine Hurley, FMA. 2 vols. 1980. A full-length life of Mother Mazzarello by the vice postulator of her cause. pb  $20.00 for the set  0-89944-191-2.  Individual volumes $12.00: 0-89944-192-0 (vol. 1) and 0-89944-193-9 (vol. 2).

Magro, Bryan. Alberto Marvelli: A Life of Pastoral, Socio-Political and Spiritual Commitment. Malta: Salesians of Don Bosco, 2020. The heroic life of a Salesian past pupil, a “genuine icon” of what that means (Fr. Angel Fernandez). iv + 107 pp pb illustrated. 978-99957-1-726-1  $15.00  limited quantity

Mendl, Michael, SDB. “The Zeal of the Salesians Is Just the Thing…”: Founding the Salesian Work in New York. 1998. Study of the establishment of the Salesians in New York in historical context, 1883-1908. Scholarly but easy reading. iii + 122 pp   notes, bibliography   pb  0-89944-174-2   $12.00

Monmarché, Carole. Saint John Bosco: The friend of children and young people, trans. Marianne Lorraine Trouvé, FSP.  1997.  Handsomely illus. book for youngsters (5th-grade reading level).  Series “Along the paths of the Gospel.”  71 pp hc  0-8198-7003-X   $7.00

Morrison, John. The Educational Philosophy of St. John Bosco. 2010. The theory and practice of the Salesian style of education. Scholarly. xii + 235 pp pb   0-89944-050-7   $20.00

Murdoch, Ian. Starting Again from DB. 2009. Retreat conferences on the themes of Salesian GC26 with some reference also to GC25, given by an accomplished historian/former provincial of Australia. Well illustrated.  Intended for SDBs; useful for FMAs.  140 pp  pb   (Don Bosco Publications, England)   978-0-9555654-3-4   $18.00

Nanni, Carlo. The Educational Preventive System of Don Bosco Today, trans. Jim Gallagher, SDB, and Brian Jerstice, SDB. Outline of the origin and development of Don Bosco’s educational Preventive System and how it is applied in our society to meet the needs of young people facing contemporary issues. viii + 101 pp pb  (Don Bosco Publications, England)  $17.00

Nguyen, Martin Dai Loc. The Salesian Legacy of Father Philip Rinaldi, trans. Vincent Zuliani and John Rasor. 2015. Study of the key aspects of the Salesian spirit as developed in the circular letters of Fr. Rinaldi, with ample notes, photos, and bibliography. 147 pp pb  (Kristu Jyoti Publications, Bangalore; U.S. printing)  978-81-87370-85-7  $10.00

Pascucci, Philip, SDB. Short Sketches of the Lives of Confreres Who Died in the Province of St. Philip the Apostle Especially during the Years 1999 to 2009. 2011. Brief biographies of 44 SDBs who served in the Eastern U.S. Adults, teens. vii + 149 pp pb  photos  0-8994-189-0  $10.00

Pedrini, Arnaldo, SDB. St. Francis de Sales, Don Bosco’s Patron: St. Francis de Sales in the Times, Life and Thought of St. John Bosco, ed. Francis J. Klauder, SDB. 1988. How DB came to choose Francis as the patron of his work, and Francis’s influence upon him and the Salesians. Notes, bibliog, index. xvii + 149 pp   $15.00

Peraza, Fernando, SDB, & Jorge Garcia. Getting to Know Don Bosco: An Introductory Study of the Life of Saint John Bosco, trans. Javier Aracil, SDB. Historical, geographical, and family background of DB, followed by sketch of his life guided by the Memoirs of the Oratory, up to his post-ordination pastoral studies in 1844. Contains many useful maps, charts and photos. vi + 104 pp pb   0-89944-183-1   $10.00

Peraza Leal, Fernando, SDB. The Salesian Director and Spirituality, trans. Fr. Bernard Justen, SDB. Quito: Centro Salesiano Regional, 1994. Available only to SDBs. Manual for directors in their role as spiritual directors. 77 pp spiral bound  $2.00

Petitclerc, Jean Marie, SDB. Don Bosco’s Pedagogy: Twelve Key Words, trans. Mario Mulé Stagno, SDB. Valetta, Malta, 2020. Based on 30 years’ experience and always mindful of the welfare of the young, the author presents clear and practical explanations of Don Bosco’s educational method.  For educators and parents. Bibliog. xi + 132 pp pb  978-99957-1-917-3  $18.00

Plascencia Moncayo, José Luis, SDB. Witnesses of the Love of God: Theological and Spiritual Reflections on the Preventive System of Don Bosco. 2018. Retreat talks given to 26th General Chapter, warmly endorsed by Fr. Ivo Coelho, general councilor for SDB formation.  Adults.  138 pp pb  (Bangalore: Kristu Jyoti)  978-81-936029-7-3  $15.00

Quinn, Al.  Movies That Inspire: A Discussion Guide for Families and Groups. 1994. Collection of 31 movie guides, each offering an overview, scenes to watch for, and discussion questions.  Adults, teens, families. iv + 220 pp pb   0-89944-318-4   $3.00

Richardson, Alasdair.  The Salesian Martyrs of Auschwitz. 2021. The story of 22 Polish SDBs sent by the Nazis to Auschwitz, 16 of whom perished. illus and notes.  x + 117 pp pb (Don Bosco Publications, England)  978-1-909080-68-3  $25.00

Rinaldi, Peter, SDB. By Love Compelled. 2d ed. 1992. Biography of Blessed Philip Rinaldi, DB’s 3d successor. 215 pp + illus pb 0-89944-377-X   $4.00   hc 0-89944-378-8   $8.00

Rinaldi, Peter, SDB. Man with a Dream. 1978. Good introduction to DB for adults or adolescents. Reprinted 2015. 162 pp pb illus  978-0-89944-035-4   $9.50

Rua, Michael. Letters to the Confreres of the English Province (1887-1909):  Introduction, critical text and notes, ed. Martin McPake and William John Dickson. 2009. Salesian Historical Institute’s series “Fonti,” second series, vol. 11. 237 letters to SDBs in England from 1888 to 1909: original text with translation and notes, covering spirituality, governance, pastoral concerns, and more. 386 pp pb (Rome: LAS) 978-88-213-0730-0  $30.00

Russo, Claudio. Don Bosco meets his boys: the secret of the Salesian educative system, trans. Ian Doulton, SDB. 2009. Vignettes of DB’s 1st encounters with 29 boys and Mary Mazzarello, and how those encounters illustrate aspects of the Preventive System. 182 pp pb  (Mumbai: Tej-Prasarini) 978-81-87060-37-6  $20.00

Salesian Communications Office.  “Stylebook for Writers, Editors, and Readers.” Rev. ed. New Rochelle: Salesiana, 2020. 38 pp paper.  Free

Schiéle, Robert. 15 Days of Prayer with Don Bosco, trans. Victoria Hebert and Denis Sabourin. 2001. A series of meditations based on DB’s life and teachings. xiii + 103 pp pb  (Liguori) 0-7648-0712-9  $6.00

Stella, Pietro. Don Bosco: Life and Work, trans. John Drury. 1985; reprinted 2005. Scholarly—first historically critical study of DB, concentrating on theological, religious, and political background; appendix “Don Bosco and the Death of Charles” investigates the story of the Saint’s raising a dead boy back to life long enough to hear his confession. 384 pp pb   0-89944-182-3   $25.00

Stella, Pietro, SDB. Don Bosco: Religious Outlook and Spirituality, trans. John Drury. 1996. Thought and practice of DB the writer, preacher, teacher, spiritual guide of the young, and founder in the religious and spiritual context of 19th-century Italy. 616 pp  cloth 0-89944-161-0  $40.00   pb 0-89944-162-9   $30.00

Stella, Pietro, SDB. Don Bosco’s Dreams: A Historico-Documentary Analysis of Selected Samples, trans. John Drury. 1996. Foundational research into the nature, purpose, and types of DB’s dreams, the insights into his personality and pastoral practice that they offer, and the value of the texts that relate them. 116 pp cloth 0-89944-269-2  $20.00 pb 0-89944-270-6  $10.00

Wirth, Morand, SDB. Don Bosco & the Salesians, trans. David de Burgh. 1982. Popular style; thorough treatment of the development of the Salesians, Salesian Sisters, et al., from 1815 to Vatican II. 432 pp pb 

0-89944-065-7   $4.00

Zerbino, Pietro. “The Venerable Vincenzo Cimatti SDB.” Bombay, 1996. 32 pp pb   $1.00



Lives of Don Bosco

Biographical Memoirs of SJB (Lemoyne et al.)

Don Bosco: A New Biography (T. Bosco)

Don Bosco & the Salesians (Wirth)

Don Bosco: History & Spirit, vols. 1-7

Don Bosco: Life & Work (Stella)

Getting to Know Don Bosco (Peraza-Garcia)

Give Me Souls! (Lappin)

Les Memorie I de G.B. Lemoyne (Desramaut)

“A Man Sent by God” (Aronica)

Man with a Dream (Rinaldi)

Memoirs of the Oratory (J. Bosco)

St. John Bosco, 1815-1888 (Forbes)

St. John Bosco: Friend of children (Monmarché)

St. John Bosco’s Early Apostolate

Saint for the Young

Salesian Sources, vol. 1

Stories of Don Bosco (Lappin)

Unpublished Don Bosco (Balbi)

Salesian Biography

Alberto Marvelli


Biographies of Students Magone & Besucco

Blessed Michael Rua (Franco)

By Love Compelled (Rinaldi)

Dominic Savio (T. Bosco)

“Family of Holiness”

Father Paul Albera

Un Grande Cuore (Variara)

The Life of St. Dominic Savio (DB)

Life of Fr. Michael Rua (Desramaut)

“Little Chief of the Andes” (Namuncurá)

Profiles of 33 Salesian Coadjutor Brothers

Rose of the Andes (Vicuña)

St. Mary Mazzarello

Salesian Martyrs of Auschwitz

“Savio Study Guide”

 Short Sketches (U.S. East SDBs)

“Unless the Grain of Wheat” (Variara)

 “Venerable Vincenzo Cimatti”

Wine in the Chalice



Aspects of the Thought of Teilhard de Chardin

Dreams of Don Bosco

Dreams, Visions & Prophecies of Don Bosco      (Brown)

Don Bosco’s Dreams (Stella)

Salesian History       

Cronistoria (FMAs)

Don Bosco & the Salesians

Don Bosco, His Pope & His Bishop

Don Bosco: History & Spirit

Letters to the English Province (Rua)

The Salesian Brother

Salesian Sources, vol. 1

The Zeal of the Salesians (U.S. East SDBs)


Accompanying Youth in a Quest for Meaning

“Beyond the Classroom”

Educational Philosophy of St. John Bosco

Educational Preventive System of DB Today

Keys to the Hearts of Youth

“The Letter from Rome”

“An Ounce of Prevention”

Salesian Sources, vol. 1

“A Symphony of Love”


15 Days of Prayer with DB

Biographies of Students Magone & Besucco

Don Bosco & the Spiritual Life

Don Bosco: Religious Outlook & Spirituality

Every Day with St. Francis de Sales

Father Paul Albera

First Lady of the World

The Life of St. Dominic Savio (DB)

Movies That Inspire

Roots of Spirituality of St. John Bosco

Salesian Director & Spirituality

Salesian Legacy of Fr. Philip Rinaldi

Salesian Sources, vol. 1

“Salesian Way of Life”

St. Francis de Sales, Don Bosco’s Patron

Starting Again from Don Bosco

“A Symphony of Love”

Witnesses of the Love of God


Bosco, Teresio, SDB. Don Bosco: Una biografía nueva, trad. Basilio Bustillo. Edición para la juventud. Madrid: CCS 1980. Una biografía popular y detallada basada en las últimas investigaciones académicas. Ilustrado. [Detailed popular biography based on the latest scholarly findings. Illustrated.] Compendio de la publicación original. [Abridgement of a version for adults.] 230 pág. libro de bolsillo [paper] 84-7043-321-0   $10.00

González, Antonio. Domingo Savio. Resumen juvenil de la vida de Santo Domingo Savio. [Very brief life of St. Dominic Savio for younger readers.] Madrid: CCS, 1995. 113 pág. libro de bolsillo [paper] 84-7043-842-5   $5.00


Desramaut, Francis. Les Memorie I de Giovanni Battista Lemoyne: Étude d’un ouvrage fondamental sur la jeunesse de saint Jean Bosco. Groundbreaking doctoral dissertation on Lemoyne’s sources and how he used them to write the first volume of the Biographical Memoirs. xii + 504 pp pb  (Lyons: Maison d’Etudes Saint‑Jean‑Bosco, 1962).   $20.00   

Desramaut, Francis. Vie de Don Michel Rua, Premier successeur de don Bosco (1837-1910). Study of the character and accomplishments of Bl. Michael Rua and the challenges he faced when he succeeded DB as head of the Salesian Family. 502 pp pb  (Rome: LAS, 2009).  978-88-213-0710-2  $35.00


$1.00 each

Bosco, Memoirs of the Oratory, 1989 cloth ed.

Biographical Memoirs of SJB, vols. 3-6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 16, 18, 19

Stella, Don Bosco: Religious Outlook and Spirituality, cloth ed.


The Cloak of Juan Diego.  The story of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  Made for TV.  color 28 min. 

VHS 1-55986-481-8   $9.95   DVD –55986-480-X   $10.00

Don Bosco.  Home-family version of made-for-TV film, starring Ben Gazzara and Patsy Kensit.  Directed by Leandro Castellani.  1987.  color 113 min.   DVD available from Ignatius Press:  800-651-1531

Don Bosco: Founder of the Salesian Congregation. The classic 1936 black and white film.  Directed by Goffredo Alessandrini.  82 min.  DVD 1-55986-260-2  $10.00

Saint John Bosco: Mission to Love. 2004 Luxvide made-for-TV film with Flavio Insinna as DB. Directed by Lodovico Gasparini. Color 200 min.   DVD 978-5617-211-4   Available from Ignatius Press:  800-651-1531


Bicentennial of Don Bosco’s Birth

            Various posters from 2012, 2013, 2014.  Free, with shipping charge.

Dream of the Two Columns

            Color print of DB’s dream of the Church secure when anchored to the Holy Eucharist and Marian devotion.  13″ x 19″   $5.00

St. John Bosco

            Some small pictures in frames.  Free, with shipping charge.

            “Sancte Joannis Bosco, ora pro nobis.”  Color print.  9¾” x  13¾”   Free, with shipping charge.

            “Sancte Joannis Bosco, ora pro nobis.”  Color print.  13½” x  19½”   Free, with shipping charge.

Mary Help of Christians

            Print of Giorgio Rocca pencil sketch.  Madonna w/crying child.  Autographed.  13.75″ x 19.625″   $7.50    limited quantity

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