Friday, January 31, 2003

The Feast of St. John Bosco
is today.There is information on him here. I'm rather fond of him, as he reminds me of my own patron and founder St. Philip Neri. This quote in particular is very Philippian :

Enjoy yourself as much as you like -- if only you keep from sin.
Saint John Bosco

This reminds me of St. Philip's famous rejoinder to one of his older followers ( I believe it was Venerable Caesar Baronius), when the latter complained that the teenagers who hung around the Oratory were too noisy and boisterous. "As long as they keep away from sin, I wouldn't mind if they chopped wood on my back !"


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