April 1

1885: Immediate cure

At Nizza Don Bosco blessed a lady who was paralysed, saying, “Have confidence, raise your hand and say with me, “Long live Mary!” She was cured immediately. (cfr. MB XVII, 407)
1934: Don Bosco a saint

On Easter Sunday, the closing day of the Holy Year (19th centenary of the Redemption), Don Bosco wits canonized by Pope Pius XI. The Holy Father had known him personally during his visit to the Oratory in October 1883.1k was happy to mention this visit during the discourses he made in honour of the new saint. (cfr. MB XIX, 256ff)

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