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St JOHN-BOSCO

Christian Saint

Patron Saint of Editors

Founder of the Salesians. Coming from a poor background, he had a dream of a school for Dead End Kids.

Attract them with juggling, sport and inspired teachers, he said. Neighbors and friends said he was mad and tried to get him committed as insane.

But he had been ordained as a priest, and visions were holy stock in trade. So he pressed on with the ‘Angels with Dirty Faces’ scenario, which soon became the ‘Angels Wash Their Faces’ success.

By the time of his death there were 768 Salesian members with schools worldwide.

St JOHN-BOSCO FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : JOHN-BOSCO
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : saint
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Birth and Death Dates : 1815-1888
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 123

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Article last updated on 25 February 2006 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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