|Text on Button||ST. JOHN BOSCO|
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St. John Bosco (1815-1888), or “Don Bosco,” was a Roman Catholic priest who founded the Salesian order. His work focused on helping impoverished young men and boys who moved to his town of Turin, Italy in search of employment. Working in the context of the Industrial Revolution, Don Bosco provided housing and education for these young men in an environment that only valued their cheap labor. Across the United States, there are dozens of schools named for John Bosco because of the saint’s interest in education. This button was likely created to promote one of these schools.
Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. "St. John Bosco". Encyclopedia Britannica, 12 Aug. 2022, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-John-Bosco. Accessed 13 October 2022.
"Who We Are." Salesians of Don Bosco: Canada and Eastern USA, salesians.org/about/who-we-are.