But if Marseilles was so close, why did “Paolino” Albera not come to Turin during those final days of January 1888? Why was he not at Don Bosco’s bedside? How did the death of his spiritual father and mentor impact on him?
We can gain some insights into Paolo Albera’s feelings by some of his jottings in published and archival documents.
Reference time period: 1852 – 1892
J. Boenzi, Paolo Albera’s visits during Don Bosco’s last illness, in «Journal of Salesian Sudies» 5 (1994) 2, 99-113.
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