Saint John Bosco: Priest, Mentor, Performer
January 31st is the feast day of Saint John Bosco, a priest who lived and worked two hundred years ago. He’s the patron saint of apprentices, editors and publishers, schoolchildren, magicians, and juvenile delinquents. A Google search for him turns up hundreds of Catholic schools, but Don Bosco was more than a good teacher. He recognized God’s call in his life as a young boy, fought hard to follow that call, and came up with creative ways to reach others for God. St. John Bosco’s Boyhood Saint John Bosco was born Giovanni Melchiorre Bosco in Italy on August 15th, 1815.