Our History

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Significant Milestones of the Congregation

  • Beginning of Salesian Work: December 08, 1841
  • Adoption of the name “Salesian”: January 24, 1854
  • First Superior Council: December 18, 1859
  • “Decretum Laudis” for the Society: July 23, 1864
  • Approval of the Salesian Society: March 01, 1869
  • Approval of the Salesian Constitution: April 03, 1874

Rectors Major of the Congregation

 

St. John Bosco

1859-1888

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bl. Michael Rua

1888-1910

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fr. Paul Albera

1910-1922

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bl. Philip Rinaldi

1922-1931

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fr. Peter Ricaldone

1932-1951

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fr. Renato Ziggiotti

1952-1965

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fr. Aloysius Ricceri

1965-1977

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fr. Egidio Vigano

1977-1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fr. Juan Edmundo Vecchi

1996-2002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fr. Pascual Chavez Villanueva

2002-2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime

2014-present