A Story of Saint John Bosco is a story that has had a good and great influence on Catholic youth the past 100 years. John Bosco is a favorite saint of all Catholic youth but especially of boys. He is the greatly loved saint who gave a home to boys living in the streets and brought them to God. He was born in 1815 in Italy and while growing up, he loved to do various tricks, juggling and to accomplish special sports feats and he unofficially became the village "entertainer". St. John Bosco took a special interest in organizing the "rough" young boys of the town, he showed them tricks and played sports games with them, but he would always take a little time to teach them some catechism lessons and lead them in prayer. He became their hero. While working his way through school, he also learned to be a baker, a tailor, a carpenter and an iron-worker. He used these skills after he joined the seminary by starting a very successful school for boys. Finally, after meeting with the Pope Pius IX he got permission to start a new community and seminary known as the Salesian Society and he also started a community of Sisters. He was declared a saint in 1934. This book has a large 8-1/2" x 6-1/2" size format, sewn signatures, quality 60 lb. cream paper, 30 pages, illustrated, and beautiful laminated hardcover. By Brother Ernest, C.S.C. (Imprimatur 1958). A Story of Saint John Bosco will inspire you and every young boy with the spirit of joy and love to seek to know God more and to serve Him throughout your life.