​Relic of Don Bosco Visit

As part of our celebration of 100 years of the arrival of Salesians in Australia this year at the College, we will next week host the visit of a ‘Relic of Don Bosco’ that has been touring Salesian schools and parishes over the past few weeks. As our Rector Fr Bernie Graham SDB mentioned in an earlier Newsletter, in our Australian culture and Church, relics are not a common feature of our faith, but in other parts of the world they are quite common. The relic that will visit us here in Glenorchy from 7 – 11 September is a life-size wax image of Don Bosco, imitating the original in Turin where he is buried. It depicts him lying dressed in his priestly vestments after his death. On Friday 8 September our Year 5-10 Students will have the opportunity to visit the wax replica of Don Bosco contained in a glass casket that has travelled from the Salesian Province of Hong Kong and was made by Gianpiero Zoncu at the time of Don Bosco’s beatification in 1929. Students and teachers will take part in a prayer service in our Mary Help of Christians Chapel. Our K-4 students will visit the Don Bosco statue situated in the Dezani Design Centre. We look forward to welcoming the relic as we celebrate 100 years of Salesian presence in Australia.