Thursday, September 9, 2010

Don Bosco's Relic to Visit St. Petersburg, Florida!

From September 22 - 23, the relics of St. John Bosco, founder of the Salesians of Don Bosco will be visiting the Diocese of St. Petersburg as part of a world-wide pilgrimage to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Salesian community and the 200th anniversary of John Bosco's birth. This is a unique opportunity for us to gather as local church for prayer and to be inspired by the life of this great saint of the Church.

n contrast to a traditional pilgrimage in which one would travel to Italy to venerate the relics of St. John Bosco, the relics are traveling to the faithful around the world. This allows for those who have benefitted from the ministry of the Salesians of Don Bosco or have a devotion to St. John Bosco to make a pilgrimage without having to travel to Italy. This is truly in keeping with the work of John Bosco who always felt it important to go to the people to whom he ministered.

The relics will be located at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle and there will be a series of prayer services and presentations as well as opportunity for quiet prayer and reflection throughout the relics' visit. Highlights include the welcoming prayer service and a Mass to be celebrated by Bishop Lynch at 8:15 AM on Thursday, September 23 in the Cathedral.

For more information about the schedule of events please click here.

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