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Wednesday, 18 December 2013 14:36

Don Bosco Relics

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SandyRelics"For me, Don Bosco was like a bug, once caught you struggle to get rid of it! I hope The Pilgrimage gives others the chances to catch the bug."

Thursday, 17 October 2013 18:47

Pilgrimage Correspondents

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Want to know what it was like to be on the road with the Pilgrimage Team and Don Bosco? These three lovely people volunteered to keep a blog of each day on the road, offering a candid, honest and insightful view into The Pilgrimage of the Relics of Don Bosco. Click on their faces below to open their blogs.

Thursday, 17 October 2013 18:47

About Don Bosco Relics

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Around the World - The Pilgrimage

The Relic Pilgrimage of Don Bosco to Great Britain is a significant event in the life of our Church. It is part of a world-wide pilgrimage building up to the 200th anniversary of Don Bosco’s birth in 2015. The Pilgrimage began on January 31st 2009 and as this event moves around the world it is raising awareness of Don Bosco’s spirituality and the importance of young people in the Church.

Thursday, 17 October 2013 18:46

General Guidance

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The Pilgrimage of The Relics of Don Bosco is a once in a lifetime opportunity to encounter the Sacred Relics in the United Kingdom. There are three main public aspects for The Pilgrimage of The Relics of Don Bosco: The Pilgrim Experience, Holy Mass and End of Day Prayer.

General Information

The program is provisional and may be subject to change. The latest updates and general information can be found on this website. Please check the site before travelling.
All of the Pilgrimage is open to all who wish to take advantage of this lifetime opportunity in the United Kingdom.
Admission is unrestricted and no tickets are required, but at certain times there may be a wait for the Pilgrim Experience.
Seating for Holy Mass is freely available on a ‘first come basis’. If there is not space for you to attend the Holy Mass you may be able to access the Pilgrim Experience at another time.

Thursday, 17 October 2013 18:46

Hymns

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You’d a Tough Life

Fr Eddie McGuinness

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A Man with a Dream

David Whitehead

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Don Bosco’s Prayer

Rudi Osanger SDB

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Man of Work and Prayer

W J Dickson SDB

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Thou Who Didst Befriend

W Moore

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Friend of The Young

Martin Poulsom SDB

Performed by the Pilgrimage Team in Glasgow

Thursday, 17 October 2013 18:46

On Pilgrimage

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Did you come on pilgrimage and fill in an intention card? These have now been taken to the Salesian Community in Farnborough, where the intentions will be prayed for. They will be burnt on Don Bosco Day 2014.

Des O'Riordan, Rector of the Farnborough Community with Gerry Kehoe, Operations Director of the pilgrimage and Fr Martin Coyle, Provincial of the Salesians in the UK.

Thursday, 17 October 2013 18:46

Reflections

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The Preventive System

'Over a lifetime of working with a wide range of young people and adults, Don Bosco grew into a model for the development of the whole person which he called the preventive system. He managed this in the chaos of inner city Turin with young adults who were often wild and abandoned by society...'

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Thursday, 17 October 2013 18:46

Schools- resources

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The Preventive System

This presentation outlines The Preventive System through the lens of RUAH: Respect, Understanding, Affection and Humour.

 

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A Short Drama from Don Bosco’s Life

Directions for a short drama about Don Bosco and Bartholomew Garelli. Includes directions for action and suggested narrations.

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A Monthly Recollection for the Classroom

This recollection is a means through which a class can come together to reflect on the past month. They are encouraged to consider what has sustained, pleased and challenged them, and suggests they also look to the future.

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Don Bosco the Magician – Mass Assembly

This Mass / assembly explores the idea of Don Bosco as a magician: literally and figuratively, and considers the idea of ‘Gospel Magic’. Extensive background information is also included.

“With the advent of Don Bosco's efforts at teaching spiritual values via the mechanism of stage and close-up magic, we see the birth of Gospel Magic; that is, the altering or tailoring of a magic performance so that it can be used to instruct children or adults on some aspect of Christian theology…”

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Thursday, 17 October 2013 18:46

Timetable

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Pilgrimage Route

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Thursday, 17 October 2013 18:46

School Resources

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UK Relics Pilgrimage, January 2013

SCHOOLS

Don Bosco Mass – Kite Theme

This adaptable Mass format allows you to explore the idea of Don Bosco as a kite flier. A soaring kite represents the hopes and dreams of all of us, young and old, but Don Bosco saw the importance of keeping his feet on the ground; despite being weighed down by his own disappointments, he helped others to revel in the soaring of their hopes and dreams.

Thursday, 17 October 2013 18:46

What are the Relics anyway?

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The tradition of venerating relics of martyrs and saints commenced early in the history of the Church. It dates back to the second century. The early Fathers of the Church, like Augustine and John Crysostom, embraced the idea with enthusiasm. Often particular sites, where holy men and women had been buried, became places of pilgrimage and prayer, and frequently grew to become centres of healing for body and spirit. Soon the practice was introduced in the Church of removing some of the bones and distributing them as relics to be used in the consecration of altars for the celebration of Mass. Efforts were consistently made to avoid superstition and exaggeration. It has not been a common practice for relics to be carried in pilgrimage, though we have recently witnessed in this country the visit of the remains of the Little Flower, and the Cure of Ars. The arrival in the UK of the relic of Don Bosco in January next continues this practice.

Thursday, 17 October 2013 18:46

To be honest

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what the Relics Pilgrimage means to those in our Province
 
Chloe (aged 23) – Having been to Italy and seen Don Bosco there, it’s nice to know he’s kind of coming to us, and people are getting together for it in one place.
Bro. Michael (aged 73) – An opportunity for Don Bosco to be better known.
Steven (aged 18) – It will help us as the Salesian Family to bring young people to an understanding of what we are about as youth workers and teachers.
Jessica (aged 33) - Celebrating Don Bosco’s gift to the Church; celebrating our family, and bringing people together.
Sue (aged 47) - A chance to share my experiences of Salesianity, and the reality of what we are doing here and now.
Polly (aged 29) – It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. It’s a bit weird, but exciting as well.
Fr Martin (aged 48) - ‘I think this will be a unique and wonderful opportunity for the Salesian Family to celebrate Don Bosco as the Patron Saint of Young People. I hope that our celebrations will highlight the life, the spirituality and the legacy of Don Bosco for young people today and for the church in the UK.’
Michael (aged 33) – It’s a great excuse for a traditional Salesian celebration.
Chris (aged 24) – I’m not really sure what to think!
Anita (aged 25) - It’s a real chance to meet people who have a similar passion for the work of Don Bosco, and a chance to refresh my energy and my Salesian Spirit.
Megan (aged 23) - An opportunity to celebrate the Salesian Family and the works of the Salesians in the UK – also to be able to come together in an expression of shared faith.
Fr Martin (aged 47) – It’s an opportunity to deepen my relationship with Don Bosco and strengthen my commitment to the young.
Jonny (aged 21) – It’s a physical link between myself and Don Bosco.
Daniel (aged 21) – It will give new impetus to the Salesian mission in the Province and reanimate the Salesian Spirit.

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