Saint John Bosco was born August 16th, 1815, while Europe, more precisely Italy,
was in the making of a new Renaissance. When he was living, they were many orphaned
and poor boys. Without the guidance that these young men needed, they often got in
trouble with the law. John would have became this way if it weren't for her devoted
mother. John was the youngest son of a peasant family. His father died when John was
only two years old. As a youngster, he would preach to the boys about religion, and that
better supported his thought of becoming a priest. After years of being part of the
priesthood, the leaders saw that he was a natural for dealing with troubled boys. The
great love and bond the young men had with John developed the name Don for him,
meaning Father. He helped many boys and taught them to lead their lives on a straight
path. He took the boys in when the rest of the town thought them to be mischievous. He
bought a house in the midst of a sinful town where many young girls sold their bodies.
He told the townspeople not to influence his boys with negativity or God will never have
mercy on them.
The government was repossessing the place where he was staying and he tried to
find a place where him and the boys could stay. He taught them all about life and taught
them to live life to there fullest and keep God in their hearts. He opened a workshop to
teach the boys how to become tailors and shoemakers. The government was against
what John was doing and tried to kill him on several occasions. The first attempt they
made was to shoot him while he was teaching. The second was to poison him by giving
him a poisoned drink during the time when they called him for confession. The third
attempt was to attack him on the street. Eventually the government gave in and started
to support his acts.
One of the troublesome elder boys, Guiseppe, became quite smitten with a...