John Bosco (1815-88) grew up on a Piedmont farm in Italy. While still a student-priest at Turin, he began his mission for the abandoned boy apprentices of the early industrial era, who roamed uncared for on the streets of the city. Priests and Brothers gathered about John Bosco as his work developed, and formed the Salesian Order, named in honor of St. Francis of Sales. He also founded a community of Sisters to aid needy girls. Today, the missioners of John Bosco carry on his ideals of gentleness and charity among poor children in Asia, Africa, and South America, as well as in Europe and North America.
Ps. 112:1. Praise the Lord, you His children, praise the name of the Lord.
V. Glory be . . .
Trust in the Lord and do good, that you may dwell in the land and be fed with its riches.
V. Take delight in the Lord, and He will grant you your heart’s requests. Commit to the Lord your way; trust in Him, and He will act. Alleluia, alleluia.
V. The afflicted and the poor shall praise Your name. Alleluia.
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