John the Beloved Apostle of Christ

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John the Beloved Apostle of Christ One of the more recognizable saints in the Bible, Christianity’s holiest teachings, is John the Beloved Apostle of Christ. He was the chosen one of the twelve who would recieve Mary as his Mother, and the only apostle to die a non-tragc death. Mary’s beloved apostle in the 1800s was St. John Bosco, or Don Bosco as he is familiarly called. Throughout his life, John was the Blessed Mother’s instrument, he brought thousands upon thousands to his Mother’s service, repaying them with the loving knowledge of Christ and his Church. After dying his aura lives on in the hundreds of Salesian Institutions throughout the world. Born John Michael Bosco on August 16, 18151, he came into a poor family. From birth he was endeared to the Virgin Mary by his mother, whom we call Mama Margaret. Mama Margaret, Ochienna was originally her name before marriage to Francesco Bosco, was a pious woman who also knew how to lay down the law and keep he sons, three of them, in line. John’s life was not ideal, his father died at the early age of 34, on the seventeenth of May, 18172. He didn’t have a father after that day. From then on it was a tough road, he had to work in the farms and also try to foster a good education. But God always came first in the Bosco home , in the early morning, the whole family was on its knees praying In the fields, he sought to make the bad children good, when his mother asked why, he said “Because when i am with them they behave better.” Really, to teach them the Chatechism was his only intention, and he would do it by performing for them. In the fields he also had another problem, his older brother Antonio, who derided him for wanting to learn, wanting to succeed. He went to learn at his mother’s old school, becoming half-farmer and half-school.boy. When he once admitted to his friends that he wished to become a priest, he was formally ridiculed once more. Not giving up he trudged onward. During his years of study, he had a dream, one which led him to the Blessed Mother. It was also in this dream that he had recieved the calling to minister to children, to bring them where he was, with God and the Virgin Mary. During all of his performences, John made it the rule for the audience to pray the Rosary every time, at the beginiing and the end or his show. On a Jublilee

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