Monday, August 2, 2010

St. John Bosco comes to Louisiana

The relics of St. John Bosco -- "Don Bosco" -- are being brought to a few churches in New Orleans later this month.

Last year was the 150th anniversary of his founding of the Salesians ... the Society of St. Francis de Sales ... and the relics are touring the world as part of the celebration.

The Salesians are best known for providing education for the poor throughout the world. In Haiti, they take in young boys who have been abandoned by their families due to poverty, educate them in a trade, and then attempt to have them reunited with their families as not only a family member but a provider.

On the itinerary:
  • New Orleans: September 19-20 veneration at St. Rosalie Parish in Harvey, La.
  • September 21, Youth Rally at Alario Center in Westwego, La.
  • September 21-22 veneration at St. John Bosco Parish in Harvey, La.

More details at the website, Don Bosco Among Us.