The Pilgrimage of Don Bosco's Sacred Relic in Sri Lanka
Dungalpitiya Dec 1: The Salesians of Don Bosco Sri Lanka, received the casket containing the Sacred Relic of Don Bosco at the Bandaranayake International Airport at 8.30 a.m today. Special arrangements were made at the VIP lounge of the airport for the eminent personalities to pay their respects to St.John Bosco.
The casket was then taken in procession from the airport to the Provincial House at Dungalpitiya where a solemn concelebrated Eucharist was celebrated at 5.00 p.m. by the Archbishop of Colombo His Grace Malcom Cardinal Ranjith. The Relic then continued its Pilgrim journey across the island visiting various churches, cathedrals and Don Bosco institutions and was exposed for public veneration during which numerous school students and lay people participated. At every place where the Relic was taken, people queued up in hundreds to pay homage to the Saint.
Finally the Salesians of Sri Lanka, together with the thousands of people from Sri Lanka bid emotional adieus to St. John Bosco on the 30th of November with a solemn mass during which the Salesians renewed their commitment in front of the Sacred Relic of Don Bosco.
Overall, the visit of the Scared Relic of Don Bosco to Sri Lanka was a true privileged to experience for the people of Sri Lanka and be part of this historic event.