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St. John Bosco.

The little-known story of when the Masons tried to kill Don Bosco

Jan 31, 2024

By CNA Staff

History notes how much the Freemasons hated St. John Bosco — whose feast the Church celebrates Jan. 31 — but... Read more

A detail from a poster for the Don Bosco Global Film Festival.

Salesians asked young people to make short films about hope. They got a big response

Nov 16, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The inaugural Don Bosco Global Film Festival has received more than 1,500 entries. Read more

Fr. Ugo de Censi.

Priest who served thousands in Peruvian highlands dies at 94

Dec 5, 2018

The Salesian founder of Operation Mato Grosso, a ministry of service and job training for low-income people in South America,... Read more

Venerable Margaret Bosco. (Public domain).

Have you heard of Venerable 'Mama Bosco'?

Dec 23, 2017

While St. John Bosco is a beloved saint among Catholics, many do not know that his mother, Margaret Bosco, was... Read more

The tomb of St. John Bosco in the Basilica di Maria Ausiliatrice in Turin.

Salesians eager to recover relic of St John Bosco's brain

Jun 7, 2017

Police in Italy are investigating the missing relic of the brain of St. John Bosco, which was reportedly stolen from... Read more

A street party for Don Bosco – 15,000 turn up to celebrate saint in Lima

Aug 13, 2015

More than 15,000 members of the Salesian Family turned out August 9 on the streets of Lima, Peru, as part... Read more

Pope Francis at the Basilica of St. Mary Help of Christians at the tomb of Don Bosco in Turin, Italy on June 21, 2015.

What Pope Francis owes the Salesians

Jun 23, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Pope Francis is a Jesuit, but he has Salesian roots.  Read more