St John Bosco was born in the diocese of Turin in 1815, and brought up in poverty, he devoted his life to the education of working youth. He founded religious congregations – the Salesian Order, and the Congregation of the helpers of Mary – to carry on his ideals.
You called St John Bosco
to be a teacher and father to the young.
Fill us with love like his:
may we give ourselves completely to Your service
and to the salvation of mankind.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.