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Sicily prepares to receive relics of Don Bosco



30 Oct. 2013: The Italian island of Sicily is eagerly awaiting the arrival of the casket containing Don Bosco’s relic. The Salesian Family is preparing to welcome it from 1 to 20 November. Four thousand volunteers are already working in the organization of the various stages when the relic will visit 35 cities. The urn will pass through the various dioceses of the Island, welcomed by Bishops and the local churches
Numerous side events will take place on days that precede and accompany the arrival of the relic in the city. Students will hold meetings, solemn celebrations , vigils and moments of praye,r to meet and learn about the saint of youth, and a travelling exhibition on spirituality and the educational system of Don Bosco will anticipate each stage of the urn. Don Gianni Mazzali , Provincial of the Salesians of Sicily said "We feel alive. Don Bosco is alive in his holiness , in his message, in the expectations of the people. Sicily has always shown great affection, and continues to prove it, even today, despite the social difficulties it is undergoing .
" By fixing our eyes deep in the eyes of Don Bosco - said Sister Anna Rational, Provincial of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians in Sicily - you can rekindle the passion for God and for young people to meet with the loving heart of Don Bosco which is not has spared effort and sacrifice to work for their salvation . " The whole pilgrimage will be followed by the media and the press. As a background to the many celebrations planned, there will be a hymn composed by the Salesian Youth CGS , entitled " Don Bosco is here."
Source: Sedoc




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