The autumn equinox has officially marked the end of summer as we transition into autumn. Leaves are falling, temperatures are dropping and days are becoming shorter. October brings us harvests festivals, atmospheric morning mists, shimmering light in bronzed woodlands and, of course, home comforts. So, grab your jumper, plump up your cushions and delight in the season that is tailor-made for curling up with a good book.

Mamma Margaret: Mother of Don Bosco

Mamma Margaret: Mother of Don Bosco

Teresio Bosco SDB. Translated by Julian Fox SDB.


A fascinating account of the influence Don Bosco's devout and compassionate mother had on the Saint of the Young.

ISBN 978-0-9548388-5-8

Paperback portrait 150mm x 210mm



While the life, writings and educational system of St John Bosco are well known, one important aspect of his life has only recently been fully appreciated: the part his mother played in laying the foundations of his work and educational system.

In this fascinating book, Teresio Bosco traces the delicate threads of Mamma Margaret's heroism, for this illiterate and humble woman was great in the sight of God and of the poor. Her heroism lay in feeding poor boys with soup and affection, mending worn-out clothes and washing pots and pans as she supported her son in the early days of his work with the abandoned youth of Turin.