“Run, jump, make noise, But do not sin…” –St. John Bosco
Today is the feast day of St. John Bosco. He is known to be the “Father and Teacher of Youth”. He was an Italian Roman Catholic priest and educator who put into practice his religion, dedicating his life for the betterment and education of street children, juvenile delinquents and other disadvantaged youth teaching them based on love rather than punishment. He is the founder of the Salesians of Don Bosco.
Yes, I’m a proud Bosconian. Although Don Bosco is popular for boys, I was enrolled in a sister school. Don Bosco worked with Mary Mazarello and founded a group of religious nuns to do for the girls what the Salesians were doing for the boys. They were called the “Daughters of Mary Help of Christians“. It’s where we came in. Our school wasn’t named accordingly since it was first made for the boys. It was only after some years that they opened the school for girls.
Anyway, I’m happy to be part of the Salesian family. My love for the youth and vigor in life is rooted with them. The values that were taught to me by the institution were instilled to me and helped me to be the person I am now. I awe a lot from my mentors and by the teachings of St. John Bosco as well as St. Mary Mazzarello. The article from a fellow Bosconian, Kcat Yarza to better inform you of what life is/was being a Bosconian: With Don Bosco, I can make it.
To all the Bosconians out there, Happy Feast Day!!!
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