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Don Bosco in London

Just went to venerate the relics of Don Bosco, which are doing a UK-wide tour organised by the Salesian order. There was quite a crowd waiting for the Saint’s earthly remains to be unveiled at 2 o’clock — suprising for early afternoon on a workday. Before the relics were even made viewable there were pilgrims huddled around the veiled reliquary, whom the organisers eventually had to shoo away in order to organise some proper veneration.

The faithful are able to venerate the relics at Westminster Cathedral from 2:00pm to 8:30pm today and tomorrow only, after which they will spend the next two days at St. George’s Cathedral in Southwark before returning to Italy.

This post was published on Friday, January 11th, 2013 3:20 pm. It has been categorised under Church Errant Thoughts Great Britain Saints and been tagged under , , .
Comments
  1. 11 January 2013
    4:37 pm

    But you missed the liturgical dancing!

  2. Derek Tyler
    28 January 2013
    2:15 am

    Just this week, I listened to a reading from
    The Life of Dominic Savio by St. John Bosco,
    recounting his canonised student’s faith filled
    courage in the face of death.

    Thank you for posting, AC.

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