Don Bosco Relic meets 3 rites, makes 130 videos and 82 stops in Kerala

Don Bosco in God's own country Kerala

KOCHI,  (C.M. Paul) – The 21-day pilgrimage of Don Bosco Relic in Kerala (a part of Bangalore Karnataka province) seems to have created record in the number of stops made for relic veneration in any Indian province to date, as well as number of parishes and dioceses visited in any province. The relic tour which started in north Kerala on 23rd September concluded in southern tip of Kerala today (13 October) when the relics were handed over to Tiruchy province of Tamilnadu.

In all, Don Bosco relic stopped for veneration in 82 places in Kerala covering 12 districts and 22 dioceses including Latin, Syro Malabar and Syro Malankara rite dioceses mostly where there are no Salesian presence at all.

The people turned up in huge numbers far beyond the calculations of the organizers. The cooperation of local clergy and bishops was more than any one could ask for.

The local news papers, especially the district editions and television channels gave extensive news coverage of Don Bosco Relic pilgrimage.

“We made a video for every place Don Bosco Relic visited and it total up to more than 130 videos,” says director of Don Bosco Image Kochi Fr Jiji Kalavanal who dispatched two VJs along with the casket to film every stop of the relic.

Itinerary of 21 day pilgrimage

Videos made for Salesian institutions where DB Relic visited have introduction to its activities.

Though brutally edited to fit the YouTube and deadline requirements, the original video rushes are available with the provincial Economer Fr George Mathew.

“When we worked on the project we had one aim in mind,” notes Fr Jiji, “to give visibility to the different kind of works of the province and tell the viewers the activity of the house where Don Bosco visited.”

The Don Bosco Relic’s India tour which started in Imphal, Manipur, on 29 April 2011 is scheduled to end on 18 November 2011 when the casket will leave for Sri Lanka.

The DB Relic videos may be viewed  in the following link:








Filed under DB IMAGE, DB Image Kochi, Don Bosco Relics Piligrimage India, Don Bosco relics Tour

4 responses to “Don Bosco Relic meets 3 rites, makes 130 videos and 82 stops in Kerala

  1. Dear Fr.CM Paul, Thank you for the news on the Video Coverage of Fr.Jiji and his team – IMAGE. What Don Bosco Image portraits and what you publish in your blog are nothing short of what Evangelization / Mission calls for – you are telling the story of a saintly man Don BOSCO who told the story of Jesus. Continue to tell the story of Jesus in the style of Don Bosco.
    + PT Joseph, (webmaster)

  2. K.J. Paulson

    Very impressive videos… Kudos to the DB IMAGE VJ team… Lot of hard work and much professionalism put into its making.

  3. Very commendable work by Fr. Jiji and team. Both in terms of quantum of work and quality of work, the coverage of the relics to INK stands out. Hearty congratulations and God bless your efforts!

  4. Sr. Maria R

    Congrats Fr.Jiji,
    Your effort was great! The programme at Vennala Cultural centre is simply superb!
    Your videos speak aloud about the love you have for Don Bosco!
    Sr. Maria R

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