Brazilian Postal Service launches stamp in honour of bicentennial of Don Bosco


    Aparecida, Brazil (Tuesday, 05/05/2015, Gaudium Press) The Brazilian Postal Service has lunched at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida, on Tuesday April 28, the official stamp commemorating the bicentennial of the birth of the founder of the Salesian order, Saint John Bosco (1815-1888).dom_bosco.jpg

    The tribute is part of the events organized by the Brasilian Salesian Network (RSB) to celebrate the 200 anniversary of the birth of the founder of the Salesian Family.

    The reason behind the coining of this stamp is the fact that Saint John Bosco dedicated his entire life to the education of young people, and he is considered the Father and Teacher of the Youth.

    The launching took place during the XIII National Meeting of the Salesian Schools Network (XIII ENARSE), which was attended by more than 200 educators coming from more than 100 Salesian institutions.

    The commemorative stamp has as image of the bicentennial logo, and show the face of St. John Bosco surrounded by youth. An interesting details is that the logo includes the representation of a person in a wheelchair, which refers to the so many handicapped people to which the Salesians order takes care of. (LMI)

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