Photo, 1861. Young Paul Albera confessing to Don Bosco.
June 6,1845: Paul is born in the village of None, the youngest of seven children. Two of his brothers become religious, and his only sister becomes a Daughter of Charity.
1852-57: Paul attends primary school in the village
October 18, 1858: Paul attends secondary school in Valdocco, where he meets Michael Magone.
May 1, 1860: Paul joins the Salesian Society and begin his study of philosophy.
May 14, 1862: He professes religious vows with the first group of Salesians.