John Bosco, priest - January 31st
St John Bosco (d. 1888, Turin, Italy) (Relics: Turin, Italy)
First Class Relics
Basilica di Maria Ausiliatrice
(Basilica of Mary Our Helper)
Piazza Maria Ausiliatrice 27
10512 Torino, Italy
*St John Bosco founded the Salesian community at this location and later in 1868 completed this magnificent basilica. Relics of St John Bosco now rest within the chapel dedicated to him on the right side of the nave. Some of his relics are also periodically put on tour throughout the world. Also within this church are the remains of St Dominic Savio, a very saintly youth who studied under St John Bosco.
Churches of Honor in Rome
Sacro Cuore di Gesu a Castro Pretorio
(Sacred Heart of Jesus at Castro Pretorio)
Via Marsala 42
*This church was built by St John Bosco and finished in 1887. It is located near the Termini Train Station.
*St John Bosco celebrated Mass at the altar in the left transept. It was at this altar that he profoundly realized that his life had fulfilled the vision of his youth.
*In the museum to the right of the main sanctuary are various relics. One reliquary contains a bone fragment of St John Bosco. Also upon request one can visit the rooms of St John Bosco.