St. John Bosco

St. John Bosco is most well-known for his ministry with orphaned and abandoned young men, helping them find work, building their faith, and ensuring their employers were treating them fairly. He founded a Salesian order and wrote numerous essays and biographies, one of which was instrumental in the canonization of his student, St. Dominic Savio.

Lifetime: 1815 to 1888
Region: Italy
Patronages: Juvenile delinquents; Editors; Magicians; Youth
Iconograpy: Cassock; Biretta; Group of youths; Often portrayed with St. Dominic Savio
Feast Day: January 31

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