Don Bosco and his Dreams

+JMJ+ Today is the feast day of Saint Don Bosco. I’ve put some linked videos in this post and some more links in the notes section below. And as a special treat, we’ve got a video by Mother Angelica! Woohoo! Join me tonight for a celebration of one of the Church’s most beloved saints.

I’ve only known three Salesian priests during my twenty-five plus years as a Catholic and I realize that I don’t know much about the order or him. I’ve seen the film starring Ben Gazarra but that was years ago. I have two books, linked below, about him and his visions and dreams and I read them, also years ago. Apparently, I need to get reacquainted. More reading added to the never-ending list.

Video by the inimitable Mother Angelica, Dreams of St John Bosco. Pray for us, Mother Angelica!

Video by Paradisus Dei, The Two Pillars – A Vision of St. John Bosco.

Thanks for visiting the blog and reading and watching. I pray that you and I will stay holy and virtuous during this new year. Join me on the Quest* to become a SAINT. God bless you and may His Peace be always with you. +JMJ+ 

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Notes and Links

  • Dreams of St John Bosco: video, Mother Angelica Live Classics from 01-31-2012. (I really miss her.) cc
  • The Two Pillars: A Vision of St. John Bosco, a video by Paradisus Dei/TMIY. (I just discovered this video and group today and I don’t know much about them, but I’ll be interested to learn more and to watch how it develops.)
  • Dream of the Great Ship: Paperback, Kindle (Amazon affiliate links, see Full Disclosure below).
  • Forty Dreams of Don Bosco: Paperback, Kindle (Amazon affiliate links, see Full Disclosure below).
  • Don Bosco: The True Story of the Apostle of Youth, DVD, Special Edition DVD (Amazon affiliate links, see Full Disclosure below).

*The Quest: I’m on a quest to learn how to practice my faith as deeply as possible. I want to be a SAINT. To this end I’m writing a series of posts using a book by Dr. Brant Pitre as one of my guides: Introduction to the Spiritual Life. See the Catholic Book of the Month page and scroll down to January’s posts. (I plan to add a page that has entries in most recent first order.) I hope you’ll join me. I’m learning a lot, I have a LONG way to go, and the more the merrier, don’t ya know.

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Images: Don Bosco, (photo by?) Carlo Felice Deasti, Torino, 1887; and Dream of Don Bosco, both via Wikimedia Commons, public domain.

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