October 23

1847: First collaborators

He was always looking for helpers to further his grid work. Consequently. he gladly offered lodging to priests ,intl otbas who wished to settle in Turin for their studies or similar min.**. They too paid a pre-arranged fee. For example. Father Charles Palazzolo, his friend and pupil from Chien. started boarding at the Oratory on October 23, 1847, and on October 29 of that same year Father Peter Ponte came to Valdocco. He was probably the second person to hold the office of prefect in the festive Oratory. They stayed with Don Bosco throughout 1848 and carried on their priestly ministry in vanous churches of the city. (BM III. 176)

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