Recently I have been appointed director of the Journal of Salesian Studies. A journal that publishes twice a year articles about the history of Don Bosco and the Salesian Congregation, about Saint Francis de Sales, but also articles about Salesian education, communication, spirituality and so on. It is for me a great honor to lead this Journal in this new phase of its existence.

There has been made an agreement between the Institute of Salesian Spirituality of Berkeley (USA) (the owner of the Journal) and the Centro Studi Don Bosco of Rome (Italy) to relaunch the Journal. One of the reasons is that the second most spoken language of our Salesian congregation has become English. A second, but not less important reason is the fact that the congregation needs a journal in which on an academic level can be exchanged about education, spirituality, communication and history, but also can be thought about good practices, interpretation of don Bosco’s heritage and so on.

Therefore I went to Don Bosco Hall in Berkeley California. We had to make some practical arrangements to make this collaboration work. A fresh start has been taken, new arrangements have been made, so very soon the fruits will be visible. A new Journal will be published by next summer.

The website of the journal is here. And will be updated as soon as possible.

“Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them – every day begin the task anew.”

Saint Francis de Sales