DIREZIONE GENERALE OPERE DON BOSCO
Via della Pisana 1111 – 00163 ROMA
Tel: +(39)-06-656-121; ufficio 06-656-1259; fax: 06-656-12-556
Councillor for the Missions
Councillor for Social Communications
Rome, 4 June 2011
Pilgrimage of the Casket of Don Bosco 2009-2014
Collection of material for the Central Archives
Dear Father Provincial,
First of all we are happy to greet you in the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus with a fervent prayer for priestly and religious vocations in the Salesian Family.
Two years have now passed since, according to the wishes of the Rector Major, the Casket of Don Bosco left Valdocco for a pilgrimage around the world as a preparation for the Bicentenary of the birtth of Don Bosco in 2015. So far the Casket has passed through all the 40 or so Provinces of America, Asia and Oceania. Through the media whether Salesian, ecclesiastical or secular we have seen a great deal of interest aroused in all the countries through which the Casket has passed.
To gather together the wealth of material about the event still in progress, we are asking you to send to the Generalate at least two copies of everything there is (DVD, Books, Posters, Articles in Newspapers or Magazines, the Salesian Bulletin) dealing with the Pilgrimage of the Casket in your Province.
Before the GC27 we intend to prepare a publication which will bring together … everything.
We assure you of our prayers for your Province!
Fraternally in Don Bosco,
|Fr. Václav Klement
Councillor for the Missions Coordinator of the pilgrimage of the Casket
Fr. Filiberto González Plasencia
Provincial Secretary, Delegate for Social Communications, Editor of the Salesian Bulletin