June 7

1864: Besucco in heaven

Once Don Bosco was suffering from an eye ailment. He wanted to put Besucco to a test.
“If I am healed within three days,” he said “it will mean that Besucco has gone straight to heaven; if not, then I’ll have one reason less for my belier’…Don Bosco had promised, or rather hinted, “If I give the ‘Good Night’ myself this Friday, it will mean that I obtained the favour.” On Wednesday, June 8, his eyes hurt worse; on Thursday they were still had, but at noon on Friday there was some improve-ment… After supper, he came down for the “Good Night.” All were instantly moved. “He’s cured, he’s cured,” they whis-pered… (13M VII, 403)

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