The Spirit of Don Bosco

January 31, 2017

“Be transformed by the renewal of your mind.”
–Romans 12:2

Meditation – Step 4: Set Your Mind on the things Above

Today is the Feast Day of our dear friend at Paradisus Dei, Saint Don Bosco!

Don Bosco raised thousands of boys. He took them off the streets of Turin, Italy and formed them in the ways of Christ and the Church. He loved the boys and the boys loved him. His famous method was 1) Reason 2) Religion and 3) above all kindness.

And although Don Bosco was always merciful and kind, there were two areas where he simply would not compromise. He knew that so long as the boys clung to these two things they would NEVER make progress in their
spiritual lives.

One of these things was bad books. In our modern day, we can translate this to mean “bad media.” Media molds the mind, and the type of seeds that we plant in our minds, whether good or bad, will always be reflected in the type of fruit that bears forth in our hearts and lives.

What if we made a resolution for 2017 to get out the bad media in our home, and instead replace it with things that elevate our minds toward God?


Remember us, O God; from age to age be our comforter.
You have given us the wonder of time, blessings in days and nights, seasons and years.
Bless your children at the turning of the year and fill the months ahead with the bright hope that is ours in the coming of Christ. You are our God, living and reigning, forever and ever. Amen.
—From Catholic Household Blessings & Prayers