Sunday, August 15, 2010

Don Bosco at Tehuacán

The following comes from the Salesian News Agency:

The relic of Saint John Bosco left the city of Puebla do los Ángeles on Wednesday 10 August for Tehuacán, where it was welcomed in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception.

The casket of Don Bosco was welcomed with a solemn Mass in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, in the presence of a great crowd of the faithful. The main celebrant was past pupil Bishop Rodrigo Aguilar Martínez and the concelebrants included Don Miguel Agustín Aguilar Medina, Provincial of the Mexico City Province (MEM), Don Jesús Ambrosio Ramírez Aragón, director of Unità Educativa Benavente, Don Abel Jorge Morales Cedillo, Don Crisóforo Chaves Ramírez, Don Alberto Domingo Chávez Durán, director of the liturgy, and other priests from the diocesan clergy.

In the homily, Bishop Aguilar gave a brief account of the life of Don Bosco and how he had trained his boys to be good Christians and honest citizens. He described him as “A prudent man, who had chosen St Francis de Sales and Mary Help of Christians as his patrons. A shepherd for the young, whom he considered always loved by God.”

“Don Bosco lent his attention to the rejected... the Word of God was his light, something very present, in a situation and a society which, having distanced itself from God, had need of models. May the witness of St John Bosco enable us to become yeast, fermenting the masses, and a source of change in a situation which seems impossible to transform”, the bishop insisted.

After the homage of the faithful and various spiritual activities, the relic of the Saint of Youth left Tehuacán for Mérida.

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