Elenco corsi a.a. 2012/2013
Anno accademico 2012/2013

Don Bosco, fondatore RA1003

Sede di Gerusalemme
Primo semestre


The role of the Holy Spirit and “charisms” in the life of the Church. The specific characteristics of the “charism of the founder”. Introduction to Don Bosco’s “founding charism”. Don Bosco’s early knowledge of and contacts with Religious and Religious Life. The dynamic sequence of events from the establishment of the Oratory at Valdocco (1846) to the foundation of the Salesian Congregation (1859). The “founding moment” (December 18th 1859). Don Bosco’s role in the founding of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (1872). The significance of St Mary Mazzarello as co–founder of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians. A comparison between the founding of the SDBs and the FMAs. Don Bosco and the founding of the Salesian Co-operators (1876). The role of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the founding of three original branches of the Salesian Family.


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