John Bosco was born in Castelnuovo – Asti on 16 August 1815 from a family of farmers, whose father left him an orphan when he was only two years old, where his mother, Margarita Okina, found herself alone to bring up Antonio, Josepe and John, and because Mama Margarita was firmly associated with sweetness and Endless Faith This wise nanny has transformed her family into a family church.
John began to feel from his childhood a desire to become a priest, and he narrated that he saw at the age of nine a dream that revealed his vocation to him, since he was young, John began attracting his friends with light games.
John began his theological studies, and continued his studies until he was forced to leave his home because of the refusion of his brother Antonio, who wanted John to work in the fields and stop studying, and when John became a student at the Theological Institute he established the group of “Joy”
In June of 1841 John ordained a priest, His spiritual guide, Father Kafasso, advised him to continue his education at the boarding school
Meanwhile, Don Bosco collected the first boy around him and organized Oratorio, who was initially temporary and then converted to permanent, in Valdocco – Turin
Among the first boys, the first assistants also came out, and so the well-known educational method called the preventive educational method has evolved and with time, these assistants, with the help of Pope Pius IX, have become a monasticism that aims to save the souls of young people, so that all kinds of poverty are fought with a slogan, give me souls, and take The rest
In 1859, the Association of St. Francis di Sales saw the light, which is the Order of the Salesian Fathers and with the help of Saint Maria Dominica Mazarillo, Don Bosco established the Association of the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Aid, and with the help of philanthropists and laity committed to breathe life into the Auxiliary Salesian Society.
Don Bosco died and was burdened with fatigue at the age of 72 on January 31, 1888
Today, the Salesian existed in 133 countries, and Pope Pius IX, who knew him personally, declared him a blessed in 1929 and then a saint on Easter on April 1, 1934.