“First tell the devil to rest, and then I’ll rest too, “John Bosco usually says to those who urge him to let up in his activity. Indeed, rarely has the nation seen such a tireless minister.
Trained to labor from his boyhood, he occupied himself with orphans, constantly interesting him in their activities. On Saturdays, after a strenuous day with his Little Angels, he often had to be carried home; more than once he fell asleep fully dressed, kneeling at his bedside. For many years he sleeps only five hours a night, skipping a night each week.