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1860. 22nd October of this year the first door to the left of this church witnessed an extraordinary event.
Francesco Dalmazzo arrived at Torino-Valdocco at the age of 15. He had a tremendous will but a weak health. He told Don Bosco:
This he did. But the morning on which he was to leave, he wanted to make his last confession to Don Bosco. While awaiting confession behind the altar, while he was confessing and during the prayers after confession, he saw the bread boys return three times and tell Don Bosco that there was no more bread for breakfast.
Bosco sent them to the baker, Magra; then, on discovering that
the baker did not want to give any more credit to him, told them
to gather all the bread there was in the Oratory and that he
himself would distribute it at the door.
Unobserved I then movedbehind Don Bosco, on the stairs with my eyes wide open.
Don Bosco began distributing the bread.
The young people formed a queue in front, happy to receive the bread of him, and they kissed his hand while he gave each of them a few words, he smiled.
All the pupils, about 400, received their bread. When the distribution was over I wanted to re-examine the bread basket. In the basket there was the same quantity of rolls as before.
I was astonished.
I ran straight to my mother and said:
This was the
only reason that I stayed at the Oratory and became a Salesian
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