October 27

1871: Fifteen bishops from Don Bosco’s list

Pius IX had asked Don Bosco’s opinion on the candidates for the vacant sees of Italy (more than 100 diocese were vacant, then). On this day the Pope bestowed the rochet on fifteen bishops from the list Don Bosco had presented. (cfr. BM X. 207)

1914: Dominic Savio’s remains in the Basilica

Dominic Savio’s remains were exhumed at Mondonio and brought to the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians, Turin. They were placed in the chapel of St. Peter, presently dedicated to Don Bosco. After the beatifi-cation the urn containing the relics was transferred to the chapel pf St. Francis which now is dedicated to the Boy Saint! (cfr. SDS di SGB, p. 214)

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