John (Don) Bosco helped to feed, shelter, and give education to many poor, urban children in his home city. He would perform magic tricks to amuse the children and taught them the Faith after the tricks.
b. 8/16/1815 Piedmont, Italy d. 1/31/1888 Turin, Italy
Patronage: School children, Young people, Magicians, Juvenile delinquents, Editors, Christian Apprentices.
Feast Day: January 31