Saturday, 12 January 2013
Relics of St John Bosco in London
A little bit late on this one, but the relics of Saint John Bosco which have been taken around England have been taken around England, Scotland and Wales for veneration, will be in London this weekend. They are in Westminster Cathedral today and will be in St George's Cathedral, Southwark, tomorrow. Details are at the dedicated Pilgrimage website.
The relics are being venerated as part of a world-wide pilgrimage leading up to the 200th Anniversary in 2015 of the saint's birth.
The relics of St John Bosco - the bones and tissues of the right hand and arm - have been placed within a wax replica of the saint's, which is enclosed in a casket.