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Private revelation is, in Christian theology, a message from God, which can come in a variety of types. Throughout the history of Christianity, there have been numerous alleged revelations, from the prophecies of Montanus to the Miracle of the Sun.

According to the Catholic Church, there are two types of revelations: divine revelation, which is in the Word of God (the Bible and Sacred Tradition), and in the Word of God incarnate (Jesus Christ), and personal revelation, which is a heavenly message that helps people live by divine revelation.

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Saint John Bosco (Italian: Giovanni Melchiorre Bosco; 16 August 1815[1] – 31 January 1888[2]), known as Don Bosco, was an Italian Roman Catholic priest, educator and writer of the 19th century, who put into practice the convictions of his religion, dedicating his life to the betterment and education of street children, juvenile delinquents, and other disadvantaged youth and employing teaching methods based on love rather than punishment, a method known as the Salesian Preventive System.[3] A follower of the spirituality and philosophy of Francis de Sales, Bosco dedicated his works to him when he founded the Salesians of Don Bosco. Together with Maria Domenica Mazzarello, he founded the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, a religious congregation of nuns dedicated to the care and education of poor girls. In 1876 Bosco founded a movement of laity, the Association of Salesian Cooperators, with the same educational mission to the poor.[4] In 1875 he published the Salesian Bulletin.[5][6] The Bulletin has remained in continuous publication, and is currently published in 50 different editions and 30 languages.[5]

Bosco established a network of organizations and centres to carry on his work. He was canonized as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church by Pope Pius XI in 1934.

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  1. ^ Giovanni Battista Lemoyne (1965). The Biographical Memoirs of Saint John Bosco (1st ed., Volume I, 1815 - 1840, p.26). New York, Salesian Publisher, Inc.
  2. ^ Saint of the Day, January 31: John Bosco SaintPatrickDC.org. Retrieved 2012-03-09.
  3. ^ John Morrison (1999). The Educational Philosophy of Don Bosco (Indian ed., p.51). New Delhi, Don Bosco Publications, Guwahati. ISBN 81-87637-00-5
  4. ^ "Salesian Cooperators". Salesians of Don Bosco, Province of Mary Help of Christians, Melbourne. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "The Salesian Bulletin in the World". Eircom.net, Dublin. Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  6. ^ Ceria, Eugenio; Diego Borgatello (1983). The Bibliographical Memoirs of Saint John Bosco, volume XIII (1877 - 1878). New Rochelle, New York: Salesiana Publisher. p. 191. ISBN 0-89944-013-4.