11 Sept: Relics of St. John Bosco in San Francisco

From a press release:

Relics of Saint John Bosco (Don Bosco)
Founder of the Salesian Order, “Father and Teacher of the Young”
to Arrive in San Francisco THIS SATURDAY September 11!

SAN FRANCISCO–On Saturday, September 11, at 11:30PM, the relics of Don Bosco will arrive at Saints Peter and Paul Church, 666 Filbert Street, in San Francisco. The relics, a portion of Don Bosco’s right arm bone encased in a 1,800 lb. reliquary, will be driven to San Francisco from Tijuana, Mexico, the most recent stop on a worldwide tour commemorating the 200th Anniversary of Don Bosco’s birth. The relics have already visited (among others) Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Bolivia, Guatemala, and Mexico.

Don Bosco will be received at Saints Peter and Paul, the first Salesian presence in North America, by an honor guard including members of the SF Fire Department, the SF Police Department, the Knights of Malta, the Knights of Columbus, and the Knights of the Holy Sepulcher.  The Church will be open all of Saturday night, allowing veneration by the faithful.  On Sunday, September 12, there will be five Masses celebrated at Saints Peter and Paul, each emphasizing a particular aspect of Don Bosco’s ministry: as a Model of Service; as Apostle to the Young; as Missionary to the World; as Model of Holiness; as Faithful for the Kingdom.

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Let us pray in unity with the San Franciscans who go to venerate the relics of this saint who foresaw so many problems for the modern Church for the conversion of Speaker Pelosi and for better order in that city.

11 Sept: Relics of St. John Bosco in San Francisco
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7 Responses to 11 Sept: Relics of St. John Bosco in San Francisco

  1. William of the Old says:

    ‘666’ Filbert Street? Who allowed that?

  2. lucy says:

    William of the Old – my question exactly. I feel a shiver.

  3. Paul M says:

    Excellent. Such a beautiful church.

    Also happy to see this on the schedule: http://www.stspeterpaul.san-francisco.ca.us/relics.htm

    Monday, September 13
    10:00 AM. The Relics depart and will travel through the streets of San Francisco to Corpus Christi Church.

  4. basenji says:

    Let us pray in unity with the San Franciscans who go to venerate the relics of this saint who foresaw so many problems for the modern Church for the conversion of Speaker Pelosi and for better order in that city.

    Amen!

  5. Re: 666

    Obviously, the folks who built that church adhered to the interpretation that the number of the Beast is 668. :)

    All numbers belong to God, and “Filbert” doesn’t exactly go along with “dark and sinister”. 666 yards from the center of town, or whatever the San Francisco system is, is still under God’s protection — or there’d be a Circumference of Evil in every town in the world. :)

  6. P.McGrath says:

    Don Bosco is also coming to the East Coast — see this link

  7. Elle says:

    Father you do believe in miracles. Pelosi… tho?:)