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St John Bosco

(1815—1888)


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(1815–88),

founder of the Salesian Order. A vision at the age of nine aroused in him a keen interest in winning boys to the Christian faith, and in 1859 near Turin he founded the ‘Pious Society of St Francis de Sales’, commonly known as the Salesians. Feast day, 31 Jan.

Subjects: Christianity.


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