May, the month in which the Earth springs into bloom and we start thinking about planting gardens, family picnics and making holiday plans. It’s also the Month of Mary and a busy month in the Salesian calendar. We have a Novena to Mary Help of Christians, books and piety items to honour the Holy Mother.

Saint John Bosco: A Giant of Charity

Saint John Bosco: A Giant of Charity

Augustin Auffray SDB


A biography of St John Bosco.

ISBN 978-1-8383485-0-2

Paperback portrait 148mm x 210mm



This wonderful book was written by Father Augustin Auffray SDB, director of the Salesian Bulletin for over twenty years. He studied the life of Saint John Bosco at its sources in Turin and personally interviewed many of those who had known the Saint when he was alive. It has been described as being "without contest the best biography of this saint".

Father Auffray gives a detailed and gripping account of Saint John Bosco's life and work, clearly showing how this "father of orphans", educator, founder of congregations, builder of churches, tireless apostle, opponent of heresy and error, miracle-worker and servant of the Papacy was truly a giant of Charity, a living image of the eternal love of God for men.

Out of print for a number of years, Te Deum Press is delighted to offer this revised edition which has been completely retypeset and corrected with reference to the original French. The style of language has been updated to suit a 21st century readership.

Published by Te Deum Press, 2021.