Don Bosco - John's dream at the age of nine (1825)
St John Bosco
Ordinary Time: January 31st
Memorial of St. John Bosco
Saint of the Day for January 31
(August 16, 1815 – January 31, 1888)
Jan 31 - Homily: St. John Bosco - Visionary Father to the Fatherless
St. John Bosco, founder of the Salesian Society and of the Daughters of Mary, Help of Christians, dedicated himself to providing for the spiritual and material welfare of disadvantaged youth. To aid him in his mission, God gave him numerous mystical gifts, including the gift of prophetic dreams.
The Dreams and Visions of Saint John Bosco
The Lord used Dreams and Visions to Guide Saint John Bosco watch this short video to see what Bob and Penny Lord shared about his dreams and visions. Be prepared to be shocked http://www.bobandpennylord.com/St_John_Bosco.htm
THE VISION OF THE TWO COLUMNS: On May 30, 1862, Don Bosco recounted: "In the midst of the endless sea, two solid columns, a short distance apart, soar high into the sky. One is surmounted by a statue of the Immaculate Virgin, at whose feet a large inscription reads: 'Auxilium Christianorum,' ('Help of Christians'). The other, far loftier and sturdier,supports a Host of proportionate size, and bears beneath it the inscription: 'Salus credentium,' ('Salvation of believers').
"The flagship commander- the Roman Pontiff - standing at the helm, strains every muscle to steer his sheep between the two columns, from whose summit hang many anchors, and strong hooks linked to chains. The entire enemy fleet closes in, to intercept and sink the flagship at all costs. They bombard it with everything they have: books, pamphlets, incendiary bombs, firearms, cannons...Beaked prows ram the flagship again and again, but to no avail, as, unscathed and undaunted, it keeps on its course.
"Meanwhile, enemy cannons blow up; firearms and beaks fall to pieces; ships crack up and sink to the bottom. In blind fury, the enemy takes to hand to hand combat, cursing and blaspheming. Suddenly the Pope falls, seriously wounded. He is instantly helped up, but, as he is struck a second time, he dies. A shout of victory rises up from the enemy...But no sooner is the Pope dead another takes his place...the new Pope steers his ships safely between the two columns...Some auxiliary ships, which had gallantly fought alongside their flagship, are the first to tie up at the two columns."
MAY 24 - Mary, Help of Christians