Don Bosco in Valdocco

      

12th April, 1846Easter. After more than four years of wandering he establishes the Oratory at Pinardi Chapel (former shed).
1846-52 – He first rents and then buys the Pinardi house, he organises both evening and Sunday classes and the home for the young and poor.
20th June 1852 Inaugurates the St. Francis of Sales Church.
1853-1863 Builds new premises for students and craftsmen with workshops for carpenters, printers, shoemakers etc. He writes books and gives them to the people.
29th Oct. 1854 Domenico Savio, a young Saint enters the Oratory.
18th Dec. 1854 – The Salesian Congregation is officially born.
March 1864 – Construction of Mary Help of Christians Church is started.
9th June, 1868 – The Sanctuary’s solemn consecration.
2nd April, 1870 – Pope Pius IX founds the Association of people devoted to Mary Help of Christians within the Archconfraternity.
5th Aug. 1872 – Together with Maria Mazzarello he founds the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians Institute
11th Nov. 1875 – The first ten Salesians missionaries leave for South America.
1876 He founds the Union of Salesian Cooperators.

31st Jan. 1888 Don Bosco dies.
The Salesian Family carries on his mission for the young all over the world.

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