The Life of St Dominic Savio: Large Print Edition by St John Bosco

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The Life of St Dominic Savio: Large Print Edition
Authored by St John Bosco, Preface by Bishop Casartelli. 164 pages. Paperback.

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The Life of St Dominic Savio: Large Print Edition
Authored by St John Bosco, Preface by Bishop Casartelli, Translated by Anonymous

6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
164 pages
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Preface by His Lordship the Bishop of Salford 6
Author’s Preface 11
I. Early life 14
II. Youthful virtue. School experiences 18
III. His First Communion at an early age 21
IV. Early school career 26
V. At Mondonio 32
VI. Don Bosco and Dominic Savio 36
VII. His entrance at the Oratory 40
VIII. His studies and conduct 44
IX. His resolution regarding sanctity 51
X. Zeal for the salvation of souls 54
XI. Various incidents 60
XII. His spirit of prayer and devotion to Our Lady 65
XIII. His Use of the Sacraments 69
XIV. Mortifications 76
XV. Restraint in demeanour 79
XVI. The Confraternity of the Immaculate Conception 84
XVII. Dominic’s intimate associates 87
XVIII. Dominic and John Massiglia 93
XIX. Special graces and particular incidents. England and the Sovereign Pontiff 102
XX. His ideas on death 110
XXI. He has to leave the Oratory 114
XXII. Illness. He receives the last Sacraments 121
XXIII. Last moments and death 126
XXIV. The news of his death. Remarkable testimony 130
XXV. The influence of his virtues 135
APPENDIX. Favours received through his intercession 141

“Let us leave a saint to write the life of a saint,” is said to have been the exclamation of the Angelic Doctor St. Thomas Aquinas, when he entered the cell of his brother doctor, St. Bonaventure, and found him absorbed in writing the life of his spiritual father, St. Francis.

The peculiar value of the present little book is that it may be said once more to present the spectacle of a saint writing the life of a saint. Only whereas in St. Bonaventure’s case a son was writing the life of a father, in this case we have the unique example of a father writing the life of his spiritual son. The writer, the saintly Don Bosco, has already been declared Venerable, and the process for his Beatification is proceeding in Rome.

Little Domenico Savio, whose biography was originally published by Don Bosco very shortly after the holy child’s death, was, as will be seen, Don Bosco’s spiritual child, and it is a subject of great joy to all his admirers that his cause also has at last been introduced at Rome with the approval of the Holy See.

Note from St Athanasius Press. St Dominic Savio was canonized as the youngest non Martyr Saint on June 12, 1954 by Pope Pius XII. This biography written by St John Bosco of his pupil, Dominic Savio was a critical factor in his canonization.

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