In the Summer issue of Don Bosco Today, the UK's Salesian Bulletin, we look back at the amazing Flame 2017 gathering of young Catholics. Our Province is a major supporter of Flame, and the hundreds of young people from Salesian schools and projects attended with their teachers, chaplains, youth leaders, Salesian Sisters and SDBs.
A Catholic youth gathering and a Salesian cardinal both trending on Twitter on the same day. Who’d have thought? Well, to those of us at the SSE Arena at Wembley on Saturday 11th March for Flame 2017, it wasn’t much of a surprise.
From early morning, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram had been sizzling with photos taken on trains, buses and coaches of young people making their journeys from all over the UK.
Contingents came from all the Salesian schools, and the Salesian Sisters’ URSpace project also brought groups from two of the schools they work with. The Salesian groups sported the famous black and yellow Don Bosco scarves, which helped the Salesian Youth Ministry stewarding team to really rock the hi-vis jacket look.
Read the full article in Don Bosco Today pp 10-13