ANYBODY KNOWS WHO St. JOHN BOSCO (DON BOSCO) IS?
Asked by MARTIN VIJAY, 09 Apr '09 10:43 am
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(Or St. John Bosco; Don Bosco.) Founder of the Salesian Society. Born of poor parents in a little cabin at Becchi, a hill-side hamlet near Castelnuovo, Piedmont, Italy, 16 August, 1815; died 31 January 1888; declared Venerable by Pius X, 21 July, 1907. Note: Pope Pius XI beatified him in 1929 and canonized him in 1934. When he was little more than two years old his father died, leaving the support of three boys to the mother, Margaret Bosco. John\'s early years were spent as a shepherd and he received his first instruction at the hands of the parish priest. He possessed a ready wit, a retentive memory, and as years passed his appetite for study grew stronger. Owing to the poverty of the home, however, he was often obliged to turn from his books to the field, but the desire of what he had to give up never left him. In 1835 he entered the seminary at Chieri and after six years of study was ordained priest on the eve of Trinity Sunday by Archbishop Franzoni of Turin. Leaving ...moreAnswered by anjan, 10 Apr '09 12:57 pm
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