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The founder of the Youth Homestead - Father Hermann Shultz

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Salesians of Don Bosco

              Salesians of Don Bosco

            Jaunimo sodyba ( Youth homestead ) was created in order of Salesian Spirit.

The Salesians of Don Bosco (or the Salesian Society, officially recognized as the Society of St. Francis de Sales) is a Roman Catholic religious institute founded in the late XIX century by Saint John Bosco in order, through works of charity, to care for the young and poor children of the industrial revolution. The Salesians' charter describes the society's mission as "the Christian perfection of its associates obtained by the exercise of spiritual and corporal works of charity towards the young, especially the poor, and the education of boys to the priesthood". The institute is named for St. Francis de Sales, an early-modern bishop of Geneva. St. John Bosco died on the 31st of January 1888.


In 1845 Don John Bosco ("Don" being a traditional Italian honorific for a priest) opened a night school for boys in Valdocco, now part of the municipality of Turin in Italy. In the coming years, he opened several more schools, and in 1857 drew up a set of rules for his helpers, which became the Rule of the Society of St. Francis de Sales, which Pope Pius IX approved definitively in 1873. The institute grew rapidly, with houses established in France and Argentina within a year of the society's formal recognition. Its official print organ, the Salesian Bulletin, was first published in 1877. Over the next decade, the Salesians expanded into Austria, Britain, Spain, and several countries in South America. The death of Don Bosco in 1888 did not slow the institute's growth, and by 1911 the Salesians were established throughout the world, including Colombia, China, India, South Africa, Tunisia, Venezuela and the United States  and Lithuania. The society continues to operate worldwide; in 2000, it counted more than 17,000 members in 2,711 houses. It is the third largest missionary organization in the world.

Text: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salesians_of_Don_Bosco