In the tradition of pilgrimage, the relics of St. John Bosco are being carried into the towns and villages, neighborhoods and centers where the Gospel is announced among the young and the poor today. This pilgrim journey through 130 nations began on January 31, 2009, the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the Salesian Congregation. It prepares us for the 2015 celebration of the 200th Anniversary of Don Boscos birth near Turin, Italy on August 16, 1815.
Relic of Saint John Bosco
The relics of Don Bosco have been recomposed from the urn that contained his remains since 1929 when the body was exhumed for his beatification and canonization. The bones and tissues of the right hand and arm have been taken and placed within a wax replica of St. John Bosco`s body, whic in turn is enclosed in a large urn.
The Vasai Pilgrimage Programme at the Cathedral Public Veneration –
- 12:00 AM Eucharistic Celebration – Archbishop Felix Machado
- 01:00 PM Public veneration
- 03:30 PM Closing Ceremony
The ceremony will be held tomorrow – Friday, 12th August 2011 at St.James Church, Agashi.