July 5

1886: Firm in his vocation

Don Bosco received at the Oratory Prince Ladislaus andhis son Augusts Czartoryski. The young man wanted to become a salesian, but met with stiff opposition on the part of his parents. However, he joined the salesians on June 13, 1887. (cfr.MB XVIII, 155)

1904: Mother in heaven already

Father Rua visited the convent of the Canossians at Brussels (Belgium) and spent three days there. One of the sisters asked him for prayers for her deceased mother. To this he replied, “Your mother does not need our prayers, she is in heaven.” (DR 11,107)

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