The feast of Saint John Bosco
Today is the feast of Saint John Bosco. John (Giovanni) Bosco was born on August 16, 1815 in the village of Becchi in the Piedmont district of northern Italy, and reared on his parents' small farm.
Saint John Bosco was the venerator of Our Lady, Help of Christians. "Our Lady wants us to honour her with the title of Mary Help of Christians. The times are so sad that we need the Holy Virgin to help us preserve and defend the Christian faith" — said Fr. Bosco.