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SAINT JOHN BOSCO

1851-1888

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...