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Salesian Studies

Intensive study and inquiry into the character of Salesian spirituality.


This concentration offers intensive study and inquiry into the character of Salesian spirituality, an appreciation of the Salesian educational heritage, and the life and times of the Founder, Don Bosco. It originated as a result of the ongoing cooperation between DSPT and Institute of Salesian Studies (ISS), an affiliate of DSPT which offers a program of study and formative experiences in the tradition of the Salesian Family of St. John Bosco. Critical analysis of the intersections between theological topics and the Salesian charism in contemporary ministerial contexts is at the heart of this concentration.

NOTE: All DSPT graduates who studied at ISS and received a certificate of theological studies in the past seven years are eligible to apply to the MA program and transfer their credits.

For degree requirements, please consult the Student Handbook.

Course Offerings

The following are some of the courses DSPT has offered in this concentration:

HS-2443 Don Bosco’s Environment
RS-2177 Salesian Style Youth Ministry
RS-2178 Education and Salesian Spirituality
SP-2130 Salesian Identity and Charism
SP-2131 The Spiritual Accompaniment of the Young Emerging from Don Bosco’s Experience and Writings
SP-2137 Salesian Prayer & Spirituality
SP-4571 Francis de Sales: Sources and Spirit
STSP-3082 Evangelizing in a Secular Age
STSP-4725 Church on the Move: Ecclesiology Applied

Check the Current Courses & Syllabi and the GTU Course Schedule for availability.

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