In the first photo, the minor diocesan seminary of St. Charles in Mirabello, Turin, followed by Fr.Bonetti’s manuscript with Don Bosco’s handwritten corrections.
ThePaul Albera’s Formative Years
With Fr. Rua and other Salesians, Albera founds the first minor seminary in Mirabello, serving as assistant and teacher while pursuing studies in philosophy and theology.
Albera pursues studies at the University of Turin towards secondary school teaching qualifications.
August 2, 1868
Albera is ordained a priest in Casale by Bishop Pietro Maria Ferré
Don Bosco’s words to him on that occasion:
“When you have the joy of celebrating your first mass, ask God for the grace to never be discouraged”.