|Novena in Honor of
Father and Teacher of the Young
In need of special help, I appeal with confidence to you, Saint John Bosco, for I require not
only spiritual graces, but also temporal ones, and particularly...
(add your personal intentions here)
May you, who on earth had such great devotion to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and to
Mary Help of Christians, and who always had compassion for those who were suffering,
obtain from Jesus and His Heavenly Mother the grace I now request, and also a sincere
resignation to the Will of God.
(Recite the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be)
Fr. Don Bosco was a dedicated priest who took on
blood-thirsty revolutionaries, the Italian government and his own archbishop in his quest to rescue the homeless
children of Turin. This heroic priest’s undying belief in the boys he sought to help inspired them to fulfill their
potential in the Catholic Faith. Don Bosco’s lifelong effort to save the children of the street became the foundation of
the Salesians, one of the largest child care networks in the world.