St. John Bosco’s lifework was educating young people. He combined catechetical training and fatherly guidance, seeking to unite the spiritual life with one’s work, study and play. He believed that education–based on a strong Catholic identity, reason, and kindness–was the means to help young people find their place in society. St. John founded the Salesian Society, named in honor of St. Francis de Sales.

~ from St. John Bosco:
–“Act today in such a way that you need not blush tomorrow.”
–“Forget the services you have rendered to others, but not those rendered to you.”
–“Do not write anything offensive: scripta manent (writings remain).”
–“All past persecutors of the Church are now no more, but the Church still lives on. The same fate awaits modern persecutors; they, too, will pass on, but the Church of Jesus Christ will always remain, for God has pledged His Word to protect Her and be with Her forever, until the end of time.”