Feast of our Founder, St John Bosco
Date: 31st January 2021
The feast of our founder, St John Bosco, is celebrated on 31 January, the date of his death in 1888. Affectionately known by the Italian title given to priests, Don Bosco saw the plight of young people in Turin during the industrial revolution, and took action to help them, giving them food and shelter, education and training, and a place to play and socialise, along with sound spiritual formation to strengthen them.
The work he began with the young is continued today by the Salesians of Don Bosco, and by the women's order he co-founded with St Mary Mazzarello, Salesian Sisters, the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, and is supported by the Salesian Family worldwide.
Find out more about the inspiring life of Don Bosco on the link below.