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Born August 16, 1815(1815-08-16), Castelnuovo, Piedmont, Italy Piedmont Italy Died January 31, 1888 ( aged 72) Venerated in Roman Catholic Church, Anglican.

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1 Born August 16, 1815( ), Castelnuovo, Piedmont, Italy Piedmont Italy Died January 31, 1888 ( aged 72) Venerated in Roman Catholic Church, Anglican Communion Anglican Communion Beatified June 2, 1929, Rome by Pope Pius XI Rome Pope Pius XI Canonized April 1, 1934, Rome by Pope Pius XI Rome Pope Pius XI Major shrine shrine The Tomb of St John Bosco, Basilica of Our Lady Help of Christians The Tomb of St John Bosco, Basilica of Our Lady Help of Christians, Turin, Turin Feast January 31 Patronage Christian apprentices Christian apprentices, editors, publishers, schoolchildren, young people. editors publishers schoolchildren

2 St. John Bosco, known familiarly as "Don Bosco", is the master of illusion. This Piedmontese priest, founder of the Salesians, was able to use the precious art of illusionism to win the hearts of young people further away from society and so, while the left boquiabiertos of astonishment, was capable of transmitting a sound and comprehensive education that helped to be good Christians and honest citizens. Today wizards of many countries continue to hold its day (January 31) and meet at a dinner - magic show every year, in honor of St. John Bosco, organized festivals beneficial in this day and a host of new initiatives emerging over the years. The Magic Circle Don Bosco is one of these new initiatives. Its aim is to gather so on-line illusion of many countries that want to live their vocation in the style of his boss: St. John Bosco.

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4 My sons, in my long experience very often I had to be convinced of this great truth. It is easier to become angry than to restrain oneself, and to threaten a boy than to persuade him. Yes, indeed, it is more fitting to be persistent in punishing our own impatience and pride than to correct the boys. We must be firm but kind, and be patient with them. See that no one finds you motivated by impetuosity or willfulness. It is difficult to keep calm when administering punishment, but this must be done if we are to keep ourselves from showing off our authority or spilling out our anger. Let us regard those boys over whom we have some authority as our own sons. Let us place ourselves in their service. Let us be ashamed to assume an attitude of superiority. Let us not rule over them except for the purpose of serving them better. This was the method that Jesus used with the apostles. He put up with their ignorance and roughness and even their infidelity. He treated sinners with a kindness and affection that caused some to be shocked, others to be scandalized and still others to hope for God's mercy. And so he bade us to be gentle and humble of heart. from a letter by Saint John Bosco

5 ‘ If you love them, they will follow you anywhere.’ But it only works when they know that they are loved. St. John Bosco.


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