The Diocese of Kohima has informed all the Catholic faithful and the well wishers that the pilgrimage of Don Bosco’s Relic in Nagaland would start from May 4 and welcomed all the faithful and everyone who is devoted to saints to visit the relic of St. John Bosco and obtain spiritual benefits.
The Diocese wished the Salesians of Don Bosco in Nagaland and organizing committee of the relic’s pilgrimage a grand success and great spiritual experience in this special event of their religious congregation. Spokesperson, Fr. R. R. Graviour Augustine, Diocese of Kohima expressed hope that the event in the state and the region would have a special significance since the relic of the father and founder of Salesian Society and much more a saint is going to be witnessed by the Church in the region.
As per the information received, the itinerary of the relic of the Saint John Bosco, who is the patron of youth include Kohima, Zubza, Wokha and Dimapur. The faithful have requested to be in touch with their respective parishes and institutions of Salesian Family to know the time and place of the relic’s arrival.
The relic of Don Bosco which now is in the state of Manipur, after having been in the southern region of the country, will be brought and exposed in the Diocese of Kohima so that Christians may honour him as a servant of God as well as view him as a source of inspiration for those of us living.
It may be said that the pilgrimage of the relic is undertaken in preparation for the birth centenary of St. John Bosco in 2015 which will be celebrated by the entire Salesian Family that includes 28 recognised groups spread across the world. The Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), The Daughters of Mary Help of Christians – Figlie di Maria Ausiliatrice (FMA), the Missionary Sisters of Mary Help of Christians (MSMHC), and Sister of Mary Immaculate (SMI) are some of the groups of Salesian Family serving in Nagaland.
The Salesian Family whose presence in the region is known to all, besides engaging itself in various types of ministries, focus especially on the development, care and formation of the youth for whom Don Bosco lived, worked and died.