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Don Bosco

Founder of the  Salesian  Society.  Born of poor parents in a little cabin at Becchi, a hill-side hamlet near Castelnuovo, Piedmont, Italy, 16 August, 1815; died 31 January 1888; declared Venerable by Pius X, 21 July 1907.  When he was little more than two years old his father died, leaving the support of three boys to the mother, Margaret Bosco.  John’s early years were spent as a shepherd and he received his first instruction at the hands of the parish priest.  He possessed a ready wit, a retentive memory, and as years passed his appetite for study grew stronger.  Owing to the poverty of the home, however, he was often obliged to turn from his books to the field, but the desire of what he had to give up never left him.  In 1835 he entered the seminary at Chieri and after six years of study was ordained priest on the eve of Trinity Sunday by Archbishop Franzoni of Turin.

Leaving the seminary, Don Bosco went to Turin where he entered zealously upon his priestly labours.  It was here that an incident occurred which opened up to him the real field of effort of his afterlife.  One of his duties was to accompany Don Cafasso upon his visits to the prisons of the city, and the condition of the children confined in these places, abandoned to the most evil influences, and with little before them but the gallows, made such a indelible impression upon his mind that he resolved to devote his life to the rescue of these unfortunate outcasts.  On the eighth of December, 1841, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, while Don Bosco was vesting for Mass, the sacristan drove from the Church a ragged urchin because he refused to serve Mass.  Don Bosco heard his cries and recalled him, and in the friendship which sprang up between the priest and Bartolomeo Garelli, was sown the first seed of the “Oratory”, so called, no doubt, after the example of St. Philip Neri and because prayer was its prominent feature.  Don Bosco entered eagerly upon the task of instructing this first pupil of the streets; companions soon joined Bartolomeo, all drawn by a kindness they had never known, and in February 1842, the Oratory numbered twenty boys, in March of the same year, thirty, and in March 1846, four hundred.

 

Family ID Head of the Family
09-0053 JOSEPH ALPHONSO
09-0056 RAFAEL MENDONCA
09-0061 DOMNIC KENNEDY
09-0064 SIMON PATTATH
09-0077 BERNANRD FERNANDES
09-0095 THREASA D'SOUZA
09-0096 JOACHIM D'SOUZA
09-0097 VINCENT CASTELINO
09-0100 LUCAS WAGHMARE
09-0102 CECILIA CARRASCO
09-0103 ROSY FRANCO
09-0104 FRANCIS B D'SOUZA
09-0105 SHEILA THOMAS
09-0106 MICHAEL MENZIES
09-0107 NATHALINE MATHAI
09-0110 VICTOR PINTO
09-0111 FRANCIS DIAS
09-0112 JAMES PAO
09-0113 SUGIRTHAM NADAR
09-0114 SUMAN KHARAT
09-0115 AGNELO GONSALVES
09-0116 RAJENDRA PETER RUPAWATE
09-0118 JEROME ROBERT D'SILVA
09-0128 EDWARD SANCTIS
09-0131 VALERIAN D'SA
09-0133 AGNES ALMEIDA
09-0135 ALBERT D'MELLO
09-0141 JOSEPH RAJ CHETTY
09-0142 AUGUSTINE KUMAR NADAR
09-0143 CLARA D'SOUZA
09-0145 PINKY GUPTA
09-0155 MARGARET CHAVAN
09-0156 LOSO PAO
09-0157 PASCOL FERNANDES
09-0158 FREDRICK D'SOUZA
09-0159 BONVENTURE CARDOZA
09-0171 CHARLES KENNEDY
09-0172 LOUIS FERNANDES
09-0186 PAUL PINTO
09-0187 VALERIAN RODRIGUES
09-0197 LYDIA JOESPHINE BHUTIA
09-0198 MICHEAL D'SILVA
09-0209 SAJAL MANDAL`
09-0220 ERIC FERNANDES
09-0222 ANTONETH PEREIRA
09-0224 JOHN BAPTIST CRASTA
09-0225 CATHERINE ALEXANDER
09-0228 DANIEL D' SA
09-0229 ELVIRA PEREIRA
09-0230 FLORENCE NICHOLAS
09-0236 DOMINIC PEREIRA
09-0247 THOMAS A. J. D'CRUZ
09-0248 AROCKIA RAVI KUMAR
09-0250 HENRY THOMAS FERNANDES
09-0252 MICHAEL PAUL PUNNELIPARAMBIL
09-0254 CELINE SALDANHA
09-0256 MAURICE AUSTIN D'SA
09-0259 PETER PEREIRA
09-0260 JEEVAN RAO
09-0262 FRANCIS JAMES
09-0263 ROYALD LOBO
09-0268 AGNELO FERNANDES
09-0271 NEVILLE SOARES
09-0274 JEROME BUTHELLO
09-0275 LOUIS MATHEW THEKKUMPURATH
09-0276 SAGRIES MICHAEL
09-0278 SAMSON MACHADO
09-0279 MICHAEL PINTO
09-0280 LINUS CLETUS FERNANDEZ
09-0282 OLGA PEGADO
09-0283 ROBERT LINGAM
09-0284 STANLY IGNATIUS VAZ
09-0285 OLGA PEGADO
09-0286 JAGDISH NATHAN
09-0288 CEASAR FERNANDES
09-0289 FRANCIS D'SOUZA
09-0290 SEVERIN ALFONSO
09-0299 MELWYN MASCARENHAS
09-0302 LOURDU ANTHONY HAMILTON
09-0311 BERNARD KUNDER
09-0312 VIVIAN PILLAI
09-0315 BENADICTA CHAKRABORTY
09-0316 AUSTIN KINNY
09-0319 JASINTA D'SOUZA
09-0329 PRAKASH LEWIS
09-0332 JAMES CHAUHAN
09-0334 SARA RODRIGUES
09-0339 SHAMOL  CHAKRABORTY
09-0340 WILFRED FERNANDES
09-0341 RATAN ROZARIO
09-0351 SHYAMAL GOMES
09-0352 ALEX  GEORGE
09-0355 ROMEYO RAS
09-0357 ANTHONY D'SOUZA
09-0360 PILOMINA LOGAN
09-0362 MARY MUTHU
09-0365 CRYSTAL TAWARIS
09-0366 JOHN MUKHERJEE
09-0368 LAWRENCE RUDOLF MENDONCA
09-0370 FRANCIS  D'SA
09-0372 JULIE D'SOUZA
09-0373 MALCOLM PEREIRA
09-0383 ASSUNTA GONSALVES
09-0384 GRACY FERNANDES
09-0390 RESHMA PORE
09-0392 ALLWYN FURTADO
09-0399 MONTHU D'SOUZA
09-0402 RODNEY MIRANDA
09-0420 BENNY SALDANHA
09-0430 BAPTIST SEQUEIRA
09-0435 ISSAC MANICKAM
09-0438 REMEDEOU D'SOUZA
09-0444 SEBASTIAN PEREIRA
09-0445 JOHN PEREIRA
09-0449 ANTHONY NADAR
09-0458 PREM JANJIRA
09-0462 REENA KAMATH
09-0465 ANSELM D'COSTA
09-0466 TONY RAJPUT
09-0467 RICHARD DIAS
09-0468 CLINTON D'PENHA
09-0469 JOSEPH D'MELLO
09-0476 SUMATHI CHANDRAN
09-0482 ANNA FERNANDES
09-0483 SANTHOSH MATHEW
09-0484 JOSEPH CASTELINO
09-0494 ALBERT CHETTIAR
09-0496 STEPHEN FERNANDES
09-0497 ROHAN D'SOUZA
09-0499 PETER SEQUEIRA
09-0501 C.F. CHINAPPA
09-0505 ESPICIOSA GOMES
09-0508 LEENA D'SILVA
09-0513 KUNDUKULAM ANTONY
09-0514 ROSARIO  REBELLO
09-0523 LEON D'MELLO
09-0524 JOSEPH FERNANDES
09-0525 CHRISTOPHER GRACIAS
09-0527 MARIO FERNANDES
09-0530 ANITA D'COSTA
09-0534 BERNARD FRENANDES
09-0535 JUDE LOBO
09-0539 EDWIN CREADO
09-0547 J ISACK
09-0555 MELWYN MOHITE
09-0558 LOUIS D'SOUZA
09-0561 LOUIS D'SOUZA
09-0575 HENRY FERNANDES
09-0576 HENRY FERNANDES
09-0582 FRANCIS D'MELLO
09-0587 BRYNNER D'COSTA
   

 

 
     
 
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