St John Bosco was a “healthy bearer” of the Gospel, Pope Francis says in the preface to the book “Evangelii gaudium con don Bosco” (Evangelii gaudium with St John Bosco)
The book, Evangelii gaudium con Don Bosco, is a collection of essays by members of the Salesian Order, which was founded by St John Bosco. It offers the complete text of the Exhortation, with contributors’ point-by-point analysis of the text, as well as testimonies based on lived experiences in different educational environments.
In his preface, Pope Francis tells the Salesians that they are lucky to have a founder who had a face that reflected the joy of Easter Sunday, rather than the sorrow of Good Friday. St John Bosco, he said, “was always joyful, welcoming, despite the thousands of labours and difficulties that besieged him every day.”
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