Bosco, Saint John

▪ Italian educator
Italian in full  San Giovanni Melchior Bosco , byname  Don Bosco 
born Aug. 16, 1815, Becchi, near Turin, Piedmont, kingdom of Sardinia [Italy]
died Jan. 31, 1888, Turin; canonized April 1, 1934; feast day January 31

      pioneer in educating the poor and founder of the Salesian Order.

      Bosco was ordained a Roman Catholic priest (1841) in Turin and, influenced by St. Joseph Cafasso, began to work to alleviate the plight of boys who came to seek employment in the city. Working in borrowed premises, Bosco provided boys with education, religious instruction, and recreation; eventually he headed a large establishment containing a grammar school, a technical school, and a church, all built through his efforts. He also achieved a local reputation as a popular preacher. In Turin he and 22 companions founded (1859) the Society of St. Francis de Sales (Salesians of Don Bosco), which before his death had spread to England, France, Spain, and South America. With St. Mary Mazzarello he founded the Daughters of Our Lady Help of Christians, a congregation of nuns dedicated to similar work among girls.

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