St. Bosco, whose feast we celebrate today, was an Italian priest of the late 19th century. He educated boys, and was determined not to use the harsh methods and corporal punishment which were the education methods of his day.
He was patient, kind and loving to his pupils and went on to found the Salesian Fathers and Sisters, who continue to work in education.
I found the following story at the blog: Angels and Saints and The Rest Of Us, which I thought was charming! I love the idea of a dog guardian angel!
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