In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan… as we shiver into another year, its pages blank and ready to be written, January brings us hope and new beginnings. Perhaps a new book could bring inspiration, comfort or a challenge. “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.” Charles William Eliot (1834–1926)

An Alpine Shepherd Boy: The Life of Francis Besucco

An Alpine Shepherd Boy: The Life of Francis Besucco

Philip J Pascucci SDB


An account of the brief life of one of Don Bosco's boys from the Oratory.
Part of our Pocketbook series

Paperback portrait 105mm x 148mm

Francis was called "the little shepherd boy of the Alps." He was thirteen years old when he left his beautiful village of Argentera to attend Don Bosco's Oratory in Turin. He was a very sincere and diligent student. He spent a brief five months at Valdocco before he was ready for heaven.