This digital art print of Saint John Bosco is the perfect addition to your home decor or a great gift for birthdays, Confirmation, weddings, or Christmas.
St. John Bosco is an Italian saint who was born right after the Napoleonic Wars, and in the middle of a drought and famine--so to say his birth came at a troubled time is an understatement. He also lost his father at a young age and spent the beginning of his life living in poverty.
John experienced vivid dreams as a child, one of which was watching a group of boys playing and swearing and witnessing a man and woman who soothed his anxiety and told him he would help the boys. This dream ended up telling his future because Fr. John Bosco and his mother--who also became a saint--worked to help young boys in his community. They eventually were responsible for housing 800 young boys.
St. John Bosco was eventually canonized for his work shepherding young men into adulthood and as such he was given the title “Father and Teacher of Youth.”
St. John Bosco is the patron saint of apprentices, editors and publishers, school children, magicians, and juvenile delinquents.
- Feast Day: January 31
- Patronage: stage magicians; editors; publishers; schoolchildren; juvenile delinquients