The Novena to our founder, St John Bosco, traditionally begins on 22nd January, and is prayed on the nine days leading to his feast on 31st January.
Please join us in prayer.
Day 1: Signs and Bearers of God's Love
Lord, may we be so aware of our own brokenness that it may give us the compassion to care for others, as Don Bosco did.
May we be driven by the call for justice through this inner spirit to make sacrifices for young people at risk.
May we be called by compassion to live a healing gentleness among young people, our family and our friends.
Let the spirit of justice and compassion move us so that, in our lives, we may become signs and bearers of your love.
Hail Mary ...
St John Bosco, pray for us.
Download the Novena as a pdf
This novena is based on the book A Salesian Way of Life by David O'Malley SDB, available from Don Bosco Publications
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