St John Bosco
Date: 31st January 2022
Today is the feast day of Saint John Bosco.
Saint John Bosco is the founder of the Society of St Francis de Sales, better known today as the Salesians of Don Bosco, and the Salesian Cooperators.
Along with Saint Maria Mazzarello, they founded the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians.
You can read more about the life and work of Saint John Bosco here
O Saint John Bosco, Father, Teacher, and Friend of Youth,
you have labored so much for the salvation of souls:
teach me to be patient and gentle as I seek the good of my own soul and the souls of my neighbor.
Three great loves gave purpose and meaning to your earthly life:
help me deepen my own reverence to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament,
devotion to Mary Help of Christians, and loyalty to our Holy Father the Pope.