Don Bosco Enters Cochin: DB Vennala Leads the Way
The relic of St John Bosco was presented for veneration at St George’s Forane Church, Edappally from 06.45 to 09.00 a.m. on 3 October.
Don Bosco received a unique welcome at Don Bosco, Vennala. Keeping with its cultural bearings Don Bosco was presented with a typical cultural performance. After the prayer service, members of nearly 15 institutions venerated Don Bosco according to a schedule prepared in advance. Audio-visual shows on Don Bosco were also arranged. The cheerful and self-sacrificing spirit displayed by everyone on the campus was indeed remarkable and inspiring. Mar Sebastian Adayanthrath, auxiliary bishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese, presided over the Eucharist at 06.30 pm. There was a continuous flow of faithful throughout the day: it is estimated that over 15000 people prayed at the relic that day. The inmates of Don Bosco, Vennala kept vigil the whole night and concluded it with the Holy Eucharist early morning on 4 October.