July 25

1856: Lightning struck Don Bosco

Don Bosco had just completed the spiritual retreat at Lanzo and wanted to leave for Valdocco that very evening (25th July). Then lightning struck him. The sky was cloudy, and suddenly there came a frightening clap of thunder. The French door was blown open by a tremendous gust of wind that tripped the bar from its place and flung it at Don Bosco, striking him on the hip, while a downpour flooded the corridor. Next, lightning struck just where Don Bosco was standing, completely enveloping him and even ripping a floor tile from under his feet. He remained standing, though stunned and dazed, but he quickly regained his composure. (BM v, 336)

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