St. John Bosco

St. John Bosco

John's parents were poor farmers When John was only 9 he already wanted to become a priest His mother let him go to school but he always had to do his chores first He learned to do all kinds of jobs carpentry shoemaking cooking farming baking and many other jobs When John grew up he did became a priest As a priest Don Bosco Don means Father in Italian began helping his people He was a very kind man and he felt sad when he saw so many children living on the streets of Italy Like a loving father he gathered together these homeless boys and taught them how to work so that they would stay out of trouble His advice to the boys was Pray when its time to pray Study when its time to study Play when its time to play Show kindness to everyone you meet But do it all for the love of Jesus Don Bosco started his own religious order of priests brothers and sisters called the Salesians after St Francis de Sales

St. John Bosco, help us to do everything for the love of Jesus!

Jesus Christ

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