Here I feel right with you, my whole life is to be with you.
Valdocco is the heart of the Salesian world.
Here Don Bosco began his commitment to help young people, giving life to the reality that can still be seen today, as you observe the places at the origin of the Salesian charism and its youth and popular spirituality.
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Valdocco - a warm welcome.
Let us visit together the Salesian ‘Holy Land’. Here at Valdocco Don Bosco began to fulfil his ‘nine-year-old dream’: the transformation of wolves into lambs. A project that found its home first of all at ‘Pinardi House’, then throughout the world. Those wolves, having become lambs, were transformed into ‘shepherds’: some of his first young men become Salesians. From Valdocco the educational ideal of Don Bosco became apostolic holiness. Let us welcome memories and messages that this ‘Salesian Bethlehem’ communicates to us. These messages tell about poverty, trust in God and Mary, challenge to all sorts of difficulties, love for young people up to daring everything in order to save them. This is the heart of Salesian work. Here the visitors can trace the main stages of the history of Don Bosco’s oratory, from the humble shelter of Pinardi House to the building of the Basilica, in the place indicated by Our Lady. In these places both stories and journeys experienced by many men and women of God met. In addition to Don Bosco, here Domenico Savio, Michele Rua, Maria Domenica Mazzarello, benefactors and collaborators of the Salesian work at its origins are especially remembered. The complex of Valdocco facilities is ideal for hosting children, boys and girls, groups and families, confreres and pilgrims from all over the world, to celebrate events or to arrange meetings and youth festivals, so fully experiencing Don Bosco’s living human and Christian heritage. Summary sheet concerning Don Bosco
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