St. John Bosco

St. John Bosco, Confessor

January 31

St. John was born Aug. 16, 1815, at Becchi, Italy. His life work was that of taking care of young boys and girls. For this purpose he founded the Congregation of the Salesian Fathers in 1852 and the Daughters of Our Lady Help of Christians in 1872. Such was his zeal for the welfare of young people that today there are over 1,400 of his institutions spread over the earth. He died in 1888. (fl 1678)

Proper for St. John Bosco is found on page 893 of Father Lasance Missal.

Prayer: Mary, Help of Christians