Thought for the Day – 31 January -The Memorial of St John Bosco (1815-1888)
Inspired by Saint Francis de Sales, Saint John Bosco founded the Salesians to continue his work among boys. Then, joining forces with Mary Mazzarello, he helped found the Salesian Sisters. All this during a time when established Religious communities were closing their doors. But Saint John was different; he was a poor man who truly cared for the poor and people saw that.
In the beginning, his work was disappointing and seemingly impossible. He had little money, no collaborators and hundreds of boys to take care of. But he persisted and miraculously overcame all obstacles.
Eventually, many of his boys became priests and one of them, Dominic Savio, a Saint.
He cried to God, leaned on Mary and neither disappointed him.
Truly, if you have faith and don’t doubt… ‘In truth I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt at all, …. but even if you say to this mountain, “Be pulled up and thrown into the sea,” it will be done. And if you have faith, everything you ask for in prayer, you will receive.’…Matthew 21:21-22
St John Bosco, pray for us!