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2016-02-21

On the 200th anniversary of the birth of Saint Don Bosco, a new book dives deep into the life and teachings of the founder of the Salesian Order.

The book also comes in a unique format: It's a conversation between the superior of the Salesian Order and a Spanish journalist.

ÁNGEL FERNÁNDEZ ARTIME
Rector Major, Salesian Order
"It's a book meant for people who don't know Don Bosco. It's not full of profound thoughts. It's a colloquial book. It tries to bring the figure of this great, holy founder of the Salesians and the Salesian family closer to today's people. It has mothers, fathers, and young people in mind.”

"Don Bosco Today” was introduced at the Spanish Embassy to the Holy See. History intertwines with the present to show that the teachings of the Salesians' founder have not lost their value. The author calls Don Bosco a man ahead of his time.

ÁNGEL EXPÓSITO
Author, "Don Bosco Today”
"He noticed youth unemployment, the disintegration of the family, the role of women, immigration, missions. He noticed all of these themes that today are all over the front pages of newspapers. Except he saw it 200 years ago.”

ÁNGEL FERNÁNDEZ ARTIME
Rector Major, Salesian Order
"A fundamental teaching for educators. We have to believe that young people have a lot of potential. Don Bosco always believed in the youth. Educators have to believe in young people, they have to be the protagonists of their lives.”

Don Bosco is a saint who helped abandoned youth integrate into society through education. It's something that Pope Francis highlighted when he visited Salesians in Turin. He said that the saint knew how to get to the hearts of young people. 

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