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Saint João Bosco - 200th anniversary - Set

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  • 16.09.2015
  • Casa Geral da Congregação Salesiana
  • Bpost
  • Offset
  • 4 Colours
  • Stamp: 30,6 x 40 mm, souvenir sheet: 125 x 95 mm
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About Saint João Bosco - 200th anniversary

In 2015 we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of St. John Bosco, founder of Salesians, the Father and Teacher of Youth, as Saint John Paul II called him.
St. John Bosco, or Don Bosco, as he is affectionately called by the Salesian family, was born on August 16, 1815, in Morialdo, a small place in the municipality of Castelnuovo d’Asti, in the province of Asti, 25 km from Turin, in Piedmont, Italy. Son of two peasants, Francisco Bosco and Margarida Occhiena, his life was since the beginning marked by poverty and work. He becomes fatherless before the age of two. It is in this difficult context that he begins to shape his heart as a father, an educator and a friend of youth.

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