St. John Bosco was born in Italy in 1815. After studying for the priesthood, he was ordained in 1841. He ministered to poor boys and opened a boarding house. He founded the Salesians of Don Bosco in 1859, and he founded the Daughters of Mary, Help of Christians in 1872. He also founded the Union of Cooperator Salesians in 1875. He died in Turin, Italy, in 1888. St. John Bosco is patron saint of apprentices, boys, young people and laborers.