St. John Bosco, The Friend of Youth (Tan Books)

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ISBN
9780895556639
Author: Forbes, F. A.
Publisher: Saint Benedict Press and Tan Boo Pages: 223
Binding: Paperback
Code: 1742

The story of "The Friend of Youth" is told here in a brief, popular manner for teenagers and adults. A practical joker with a great sense of humor in his youth, St. John Bosco (1815-1888) grew up to become a priest and the founder of the Salesians (the largest order in the Church). Relates the many prophetic dreams he had, how Our Lady called him and helped him to become a priest, his struggles with the devil, and much more! An easy read, and a great book for any Catholic.

About the Author: Mother Frances Alice Monica Forbes, also known as F.A. Forbes, was born in 1869 into a Presbyterian family. She converted to Catholicism in 1900, and entered the Society of the Sacred Heart as a postulant when she was thirty-one. She was a strong-willed and intelligent woman, and used both these gifts to generously make the sacrifices that the Lord wished of her daily. F.A. Forbes authored a considerable amount of books based on the saints, including St. John Bosco: Friend of YouthSt. MonicaSt. Catherine of SiennaSt. Benedict, and The Gripfast Series of English Readers. She died in 1936.