Giovanni Bosco was born into a poor farmer’s family on the 16th of August 1815 in Becchi, a small village in Northern Italy’s countryside near the city of Turin. This was a turbulent period in European history; it was the time of the rise and fall of the Napoleonic Empire and the industrial revolution.
Turin was in the middle of this turbulence. The Napoleonic wars consumed tens of thousands of Italian men.
The Salesian province can be a state, regions within a state or a combination of (regions of) states. The head of a province is the provincial. The province has the same departments as the General Directorate. The province is divided into ‘houses’ which are usually animated by communities of SDB.
This year 2021 marks the first centenary of the death of Fr Paul Albera (1845–1921), the second successor of Don Bosco at the head of the Pious Society of St Francis de Sales.
Account number for transfer in EUR:
Salesians of Don Bosco - Projects
Zenith Bank Ghana Limited
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