Each month at our meetings we’ll have a story of a saint and ask for their intercession on our behalf and that of our brothers and sisters around the world. This is a bit late getting up but January 31rst is the feast day of St. John Bosco. He was a saint who devoted every ounce of strength to helping youth to be strong in their faith. Did you know he was so strong that he could crack a walnut with his bare hands? He also had gifts of prophecy. He was a courageous and tireless defender of boys, protecting them from exploitation at the hands of industrialists, or those that would use them for political purposes. He gave all a home and care no matter where they came from or how many they were and among his spiritual children was St. Dominic Savio. St. John Bosco pray for us!
The test of success in education is not what a boy knows after examination on leaving school, but what he is doing ten years later. —
Saint of the Month – January
Updated: May 14th, 2012