One year ago at this time I found myself in Turin at the Olympic games. I was bored and so as I studied my map and saw this big basilica near to the cathedral. I hiked over there, and to my surprise, it proved to be one of the most inspiring moments of my life.
As I knelt in awe (liking the maniple and glitter of his body), I could hear a childrens choir in the gallery above the sanctuary. It was then that I realized that this locale had been his famous Oratory and that his work continued there even today.
Then I made my way to the little chapel across the square where Don Bosco used to pray. As I knelt, I could hear all the kids outside running and playing and enjoying everything that Don Bosco had built for them, through the grace of God. My thought was this: when abortion is made illegal, first in Russia, there will be even greater need for us to commit to the youth in Christ!