August 20

1823: Death of Pius VII

He instituted the feast of Mary Helpof Christians on 15 September 1815. (cfr. MI31, 97)

1862: Dream of the serpent

Don Bosco narrated the first part of the dream on 15 August: the serpent and the rosary. The saint explained through this dream the power of the Ave Maria over the devil. (cfr. BM VII, 144)

1914: Death of St. Pius X

When he was a Canon at Treviso he visited Don Bosco at Turin and had first hand knowledge of his poverty and frugality. (cfr. 15 August 1875) (cfr. CDB, 321) 

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