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.

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.