Michael Ribotta – “School days … golden rule days” … John Bosco’s public school years

The road traveled by John Bosco, as child and teenager, in his quest for an education, proved to be a bumpy one, marked by frequent twists and turns and occasionally stalled by unforeseen roadblocks. But despite occasional disheartening setbacks, John’s high hopes in his pursuit of an education would prevail over disconcerting frustrations.



  • Introduction
    • The Restoration in Piedmont King Carlo Felice’s ‘lronbound’ Education Code of 1822
    • The “Regie Patenti” of 1822
    • Capriglio (1824)
    • Castelnuovo (December, 1830-June, 1831)
    • Chieri (1831-1835)
    • John Bosco’s Public School Years in Chieri (1831-1835)
    • “School Days … Golden Rule Days” In Chieri

Reference time period: 1822 – 1835

M. Ribotta, “School days … golden rule days” … John Bosco’s public school years, in «Journal of Salesian Sudies» 6 (1995) 2, 49-80.

Reference institution:
Institute of Salesian Studies
Institute of Salesian Studies

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