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Guadalajara: Home for SYM-WYD Pilgrims
15/08/2011.  INB #N.5327
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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SPAIN, AUGUST 15, 2011: Pilgrims attending the World Youth Day (WYD) are accommodated for the first week in the dioceses around Madrid. Associates of the Salesian Youth Movement (SYM) hailing from Congo, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Italy, Mexico, Sudan, and USA are housed at the Salesian house at GUADALAJARA.. Read More

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''Don Bosco is Among Us... Let's Celebrate'' says Mumbai
14/08/2011.  INB #N.5324
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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Down the years, the Shrine of Don Bosco's Madonna at Matunga, has witnessed many a breathtaking moment. From the visit of Pope Paul VI in 1964 to the Golden Jubilee celebrations in 2007, for which even the Rector Major was present - you would have thought that the Shrine had seen it all. But, no... the arrival of the Casket with the Relic of Don Bosco far surpassed these past glories. To use a popular phrase, this event was in a class of its own! . Read More

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Long Awaited Relic of Don Bosco Arrives in Wadala, Mumbai
13/08/2011.  INB #N.5319
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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The vehicle carrying the Relic of Don Bosco arrived early this morning at 8.00 a.m. near Five Gardens, Wadala. Here, the Relic was given a grand welcome by the students of St. Joseph's High School, Auxilium Convent School and D.P.Y.A School, and then taken in procession to the parish church. The boys of 'Shelter Don Bosco' led the procession with an impressive display of lezims. . Read More

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BORIVLI WELCOMES DB RELIC
12/08/2011.  INB #N.5315
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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The Relic of Don Bosco arrived at St. John Bosco Parish, Borivli at 12.30 a.m. on August 12, 2011. Even at this late hour of the night, there was a sizable crowd waiting to receive the Relic of the saint. The Eucharistic celebration at 7.00 a.m. this morning officially launched the programme for the day Fr. Barthol Barretto, Dean of the Borivli Deanery, was the principal celebrant and he was joined by the Rector and Parish Priest Fr. Ronal Menezes, Rector of Bosco Boy's Home Fr. Anthony Santarita and the other Salesian priests. . Read More

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VASAI'S TRYST WITH DON BOSCO
12/08/2011.  INB #N.5313
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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Vasai's love affair with Don Bosco goes back many decades. Although it is only the recent years that have seen Salesian institutions being established in this region, Don Bosco has been a household name in Vasai for the past few generations. So great is the fascination for Don Bosco in this quaint suburb of Mumbai, that when Vasai did not feature on the original itinerary drawn up for the pilgrim Relic, Archbishop Felix Machado of Vasai personally requested that the Saint's Relic should be brought to his diocese. ''Vasai has great devotion to Don Bosco, it is unthinkable that he will not be visiting us,'' the good Archbishop had insisted.. Read More

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Relic of Don Bosco In Don Bosco Lonavala
11/08/2011.  INB #N.5305
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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The expectant crowd on the Mumbai-Pune highway raised their voices in jubilation as the IVECO carrying the Relic of our Father and Founder Don Bosco approached Lonavala at 9.30 a.m. on August 10, 2011. . Read More

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PUNE BIDS ADIEU TO DON BOSCO
10/08/2011.  INB #N.5301
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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The second day of the Relic's pilgrim visit to Pune, August 9, 2011 began with a Eucharistic celebration in Marathi, at 7.00 a.m., which also concluded the all-night prayer vigil. The Salesian Sisters, the Don Bosco Chinchwad community and the Don Bosco Koregaon Park community animated the prayer services at different parts of the day for the thousands of devotees who came to venerate the Relic. The concluding Eucharistic celebration was at 5.30 p.m. and was presided over by Rt. Rev. Lourdes Daniel, Bishop of Nashik. A large number of priests from all over the city of Pune concelebrated at this Eucharist. . Read More

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YOUTH PATRON ATTRACTS PUNE YOUTH
09/08/2011.  INB #N.5298
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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Don Bosco is the patron of Youth, hence, it was but natural to see hundreds of youngsters making their way to Sacred Heart Parish, Yerwada to join in the celebrations organized in honour of the pilgrim Relic visit to Pune on August 8, 2011. In keeping with Salesian tradition, a 'Youth Mass' was celebrated by Rt. Rev. Alwyn Barretto, Bishop of Sindhdhurg, who is also in-charge of Youth Ministry for the entire Western Region, at 5.30 p.m. A huge number of youngsters from the different parishes in the city were present for the Mass, participating with great devotion and zest. The singing in English and Marathi gave the celebration a special solemnity.. Read More

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GRAND WELCOME TO DON BOSCO RELIC IN PUNE
08/08/2011.  INB #N.5295
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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The waiting crowd broke out into a spontaneous applause as the vehicle bearing the casket with the Relic of Don Bosco approached the outskirts of the city of Pune on August 8, 2011 at 9.30 a.m. Hundreds of children in colourful school house-colours, waving flags, lined the roads and cheered enthusiastically, welcoming the Relic into their city. Fr. Anton D'Souza Rector and Parish Priest of Sacred Heart Parish, Yerwada, formally took over responsibility of the casket at the gates of De Nobili College, Nagar Road. . Read More

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''DON BOSCO IS ACTUALLY IN AHMEDNAGAR''
08/08/2011.  INB #N.5294
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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The excitement in the air was palpable as people waited with bated breath for the arrival of the Relic of Don Bosco, on Sunday, August 7, 2011. The timing of this visit could not have been better - Don Bosco was visiting Ahmednagar in the Silver Jubilee year of Salesian presence in this region. Months of planning and preparation had preceded this event, and now the moment had finally arrived! At precisely 9.00 a.m., the motorcade escorting the vehicle that carried the casket approached St. Anne's Parish, where a massive crowd of devotees had already assembled. Children from five schools marched smartly in front of the vehicle, accompanied by the military band that was in attendance. As the casket was lowered from the vehicle, the crowd surged forward, vying with one another to catch the first glimpse of the Relic of this great saint. . Read More

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