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Saint John Bosco

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Caitlin O'Neill

on 18 February 2014

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Saint John Bosco
Bosco's Life & Mission
Prison incident
Finding his first pupil before Mass
The Oratory starts...and grows {from 1 boy to 20 boys to 400}
development of the program
Philosophy/education style: friendly, pastoral, casual
program grows, evolves
Bosco's Life & Mission
Authorities became aware & jumped on board
Fundraising efforts & church-building
1874 - forms a society and is approved by Pope Pius IX
Died: January 31, 1888 after being ill
there were 250 Salesian houses, 130,000 children, 18,000 aprentices annually

"John Bosco educated the whole person - body and soul united. He believed that Christ's love and our faith in that love should pervade everything we do - work, study, play. For John Bosco, being a christian was a full-time effort, not a once-a-week, Mass-on-Sunday experience. it is searching and finding God and Jesus in everything we do, letting their love lead us."
Salesians Today!
Second largest Catholic religious order, have several sub-groups
Named after St. Francis de Sales
They work in schools, oratories, youth centers, technical and professional training centers, parishes, foreign missions, media, social communications
over 40,000 Salesians in 120 countries
goal: give kids in need a chance to have a full life
"It is enough that you are young for me to love you!"
canonized in 1934, patron saint of youth
Looking at John Bosco, what impacts did he have on ministry/how can we use his approach today?
wrap-around approach
focus on youth
simplistic approach
coming together for a common cause
Early Years
Born: august 16, 1815; Italy
Named after the disciple John
Dad died; John lived on a farm with family
Studied under his parish priest
Farm work often trumped studies
1835 - entered seminary
1841 - ordained!
Works Cited
Boyton, Neil, S.J. The Blessed Friend of Youth: Saint John Bosco. New York: Macmillan, 1935. Print.
"Salesians Eastern Province USA." Salesians Eastern Province USA. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Feb. 2014.
"St. John Bosco." - Saints & Angels. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Feb. 2014.
"St. John Bosco | Saint of the Day | AmericanCatholic.org." St. John Bosco | Saint of the Day | AmericanCatholic.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Feb. 2014.
Saxton, Eugene. "St. Giovanni Melchior Bosco." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 2. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907. 17 Feb. 2014 <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02689d.htm>.
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