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St. Don Bosco

John Bosco – 16 August 1815-31 Jan 1888 popularly known as Don Bosco, was an Italian Roman Catholic priest of the Latin Church, educator and writer of the 19th century.

He dedicated his life to the betterment and education of street children, Juvenile delinquents and other disadvantaged youth. He developed teaching methods based on love rather that punishment, a method that became known as the Selesian Preventive System. A follower of the spirituality and philosophy of Saint Francis de Sales, Bosco dedicated his works to him when he founded the Salesian of Don Bosco, based in Turin. Bosco established a network organisations and centres to carry on his work. He was canonised as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church by Pope Pius XI in 1934.

St. Joseph

Joseph is a figure in the Gospels, the husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus and the foster father of Jesus. In Roman Catholic, Easter Orthodoy and Anglican Christian traditions, he is regarded as Saint Joseph.

Following the nativity, Joseph stays in Bethlehem for an in specified period (perhaps two years) until forced by Herod to take refuge in Egypt; on the death of Herod he brings his family back to Judea, and settle in Nazareth. The Gospels describe Joseph as a carpenter.

Joseph is venerated as a saint in the Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Anglican, Lutheran and Methodist faiths, In Catholic and other traditions, Joseph is the patron saint of and protector of the Catholic Church and is the patron of several countries and regions.

St. Patrick

It is general belief that Patrick was born in Roman Britain in the fourth century, into a wealthy Romano-British family. His father was a deacon and his grandfather was priest in the Christian Church. At the age of sixteen, he was kidnapped by Irish raiders and taken as a slave to Ireland. It says that he spent six years there working as a shepherd and the during this time he “Found God”. God told Patrick to flee to the coast, where a ship would be waiting to take him home. After making his way home, Patrick went on to become a priest.

Patrick returned to Ireland to convert the pagan Irish to Christianity. He spent many years evangelising in the northern half of Ireland and converted “thousand”.

St. Michael

Michael is an archangel in Jewish, Christian and Islamic teachings. Roman Catholic, the Eastern Orthodox, Anglicans and Lutherans refer to him as “Saint Michael the Archangel” and also as “Saint Michael”. Michael is mentioned three times in the Book of Daniel, as a “great prince who stands up for the children.” Michael leads God’s armies against Satan’s forces and defeats Saton. Michael is specifically referred to as “the archangel Michael”. He was first seen as a healing angel, a protector and the leader of the army of God against the forces of evil.

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