Friday, 19 August 2011

Don Bosco arrives in Goa

Don Bosco arrives in Goa

The sacred relic of St. John Bosco arrived in Goa on 18th August 2011
The Relic (right arm) of Don Bosco has been travelling around the world
as part of its international itinerary since 2009.
The Relic has come from  Oros (Kudal, Maharastra)  and will stay in
here in Panjim 18-21 Aug. 2011 before going to Vasco, Fatorda, Sirsi etc

18.8.11 Panjim from 5pm untill 21.8.11 (Mass at 9.15am then to Vasco)
21.8.11 Vasco from 11am
21.8.11 Fatorda (Margao) from 5pm until 23.8.11 morning (then to Sirsi)

John Bosco (Italian: Giovanni Melchiorre Bosco; 16 August 1815 – 31 January 1888), was an Italian Catholic priest, educator and writer of the 19th century, who put into practice the convictions of his religion, dedicating his life to the betterment and education of street children, juvenile delinquents, and other disadvantaged youth and employing teaching methods based on love rather than punishment, a method that is known as the preventive system.[2] A follower of the spirituality and philosophy of Francis de Sales, Bosco dedicated his works to him when he founded the Society of St. Francis de Sales (more commonly known as the Salesian Society or the Salesians of Don Bosco). Together with Maria Domenica Mazzarello, he founded the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, a religious congregation of nuns dedicated to the care and education of poor girls, and popularly known as Salesian Sisters. In 1876 Bosco founded a movement of laity, the Salesian Cooperators, with the same educational mission to the poor. In 1875 he published Bibliofilo Cattolico - Bollettino Salesiano Mensuale (The Catholic Book Lover - Salesian Monthly Bulletin.) The Bulletin has remained in continuous publication, and is currently published in 50 different editions and 30 languages

Bosco succeeded in establishing a network of organizations and centres to
carry on his work. He was canonized by Pope Pius XI in 1934.

The Saint's Relic at Panjim Don Bosco Oratory 18/8/11  6pm

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outside Don Bosco Oratory, Panaji

Vehicle carrying Relic

Bishop of Goa

With Archbishop of Goa and Daman Rev. Filipe Neri Ferrão

with devotees

campus /Entrance

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Video - Panaji goa

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Day 2 - Relic (close-up)

Video - II  (Photo Slide show)

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