December 6

1848: Death of Father Guala

On December 6, (1848) Father (Louis) Guala passed away at the age of 73. Resigned to God’s will, he was happy that his Convitto Ecclesiastico was safely in the hands of Father Cafasso, who had recently been appointed rector of the adjacent St.Francis of Assisi Church. He was given a magnificent funeral, attended by more than four hundred priest in choir garb, Don Bosco among them. (BM III, 326)

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