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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Birth and Death Dates: 1815-1888
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Article last updated on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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