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The Life of Dominic Savio

TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL WORK OF
THE VENERABLE SERVANT OF GOD, JOHN BOSCO.

WITH A PREFACE BY
HIS LORDSHIP BISHOP CASARTELLI, Bishop of Salford.

LONDON: SALESIAN PRESS,
SURREY LANE, BATTERSEA, S.W., 1914.


Nihil Obstat:
F. Thomas Bergh, O.S.B., Censor Deputatis.

Imprimatur:
Petrus, Episcopus Southwarcensis.

In conformity with the Decree of Pope Urban VIII., the writer declares that none but human authority is claimed for whatever of a supernatural nature is herein contained, until the Holy See may have sanctioned it by its infallible authority.


Contents

Preface by His Lordship the Bishop of Salford

The Author's Preface

I. Early life
II. Youthful virtue. School experiences
III. His First Communion at an early age
IV. Early school career
V. At Mondonio
VI. Don Bosco and Dominic Savio
VII. His entrance at the Oratory
VIII. His studies and conduct
IX. His resolution regarding sanctity
X. Zeal for the salvation of souls
XI. Various incidents
XII. His spirit of prayer and devotion to Our Lady
XIII. His Use of the Sacraments
XIV. Mortifications
XV. Restraint in demeanour
XVI. The Confraternity of the Immaculate Conception
XVII. Dominic's intimate associates
XVIII. Dominic and John Massiglia
XIX. Special graces and particular incidents. England and the Sovereign Pontiff
XX. His ideas on death
XXI. He has to leave the Oratory
XXII. Illness. He receives the last Sacraments
XXIII. Last moments and death
XXIV. The news of his death. Remarkable testimony
XXV. The influence of his virtues

APPENDIX. Favours received through his intercession