The final day! An extremely emotional day for everyone, starting with our host mum, Maria. Myself and Luke are so grateful to the whole family for putting up with us the past few days. We left Basildon with new friends and great memories.
Travelling to Battersea, everyone was on a high (and still are), singing disney songs, once again. We arrived at Battersea, went for a cuppa, then began setting up for the last time.
Half four came and so did the VIPs! The service started and Jess and James gave two wonderfully different accounts of their journeys these past few weeks. We finished the day our goodbye to Donny B; there was not a dry eye in the team.
Travelling around with Don Bosco has been fantastic, a once in a lifetime opportunity. Spending time with the relics today has to be my SOJ; it has been a long stint but I personally wouldn’t change anything. Meeting thousands of people who love Don Bosco as much as we do! This tour, pilgrimage, life journey - whatever you want to call it, has changed me and hopefully many others as well, that’s what Gerry promised. Now he [DB] is off to Ireland and I’m going to work a retreat, revived in the Salesian spirituality!
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