Our Founder

It was in 1989 when St. Pope John Paul II wrote to the Salesians in his letter Centesimo Exeunte Anno (c. January 24, 1989) that he fondly referred to our founder as the Iuventutis Pater et Magister or the “Father and Teacher of Youth”. The figure of St. John Bosco shines through the array of saints who have heroically lived Christ’s command to love. For St. John Bosco this life of love is seen in the way he lived for young people.

St. John Bosco is an Italian priest from Castelnuovo.