Bosco’s Gift

Posted February 1, 2018 3:17 am by John Paul Meenan, Editor

Bosco’s Gift

Saint John Bosco, who died on this day in 1888, offers us one of the most exemplary and endearing models of the priesthood, similar in some ways to Saint John Vianney, who died three decades earlier in 1859.  Both men dedicated their lives in an heroic way to the ministry of alter Christus, Vianney to the parish and confessional, and Bosco, to the education and formation of boys.
John Bosco grew up in dire poverty in northern Italy, but by the grace of God, his own determination and some human help, he made his way through school and to priestly ordination.

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