St John Bosco Hat 🐶
St John Bosco was a Priest in Italy, who dedicated his life for the betterment of the youth. He established schools, apprenticeship programs, and eventually a religious congregation known as the Salesians, to carry on the work. Turin, the city where he worked was a dangerous one, but St John Bosco was often accompanied by a grey four-footed guardian, Grigio.
One evening in 1852, Don Bosco was crossing late through a rough section of Turin, known as the Valdocco. He traveled cautiously as he had been attacked more than once. There were many anti-clerical factions in Italy at that time. Suddenly a huge gray dog trotted up to him. The good priest was startled at first, but as the dog showed signs of friendliness, he let him walk along with him. When they arrived at the gate of his home, known as the Oratory, the dog trotted away. This same scenario occurred every time he had to walk home late. The dog would appear out of nowhere, accompany Don Bosco to his home, and then disappear. He named the dog Grigio, (GREE-jo), “the gray one.”
Learn more about Grigio here.
🐶 100% chino cotton twill
🐶 Unstructured, 6-panel, low-profile
🐶 One Size Fits All
🐶 Adjustable strap with antique buckle