Wax duplication of Don Bosco's body

Wax duplication of Don Bosco
Past and present pupils of Don Bosco schools in the city will get to meet their founder in the flesh. The right hand of St.John Bosco, known as Don Bosco, who founded the Society of Saint Francis de Sales and masterminded a revolution in education, has been preserved since 1929, when his mortal remains were exhumed for the purpose of beatification and canonization.
                The casket which contains the hand is lodged within a wax duplication of Don Bosco's body. On a tour of 130 countries, this sculpted image enclosed in a box that is mounted on an embellished wood and metal cart, is being displayed at all institutions in these countries that bear his name and legacy. After the journey, the relic will return to Turin in 2015 for Don Bosco's bicentennial celebration.
                At present, the relic is on the last foot of its India tour, which includes going around Tamil Nadu. It comes to Chennai, in Tamilnadu on 28th October 2011 and will visit 42 Don Bosco establishments, like schools, technical institutes and social organizations in Chennai before leaving for Sri Lanka on 18th November 2011.
                The tour of Chennai has generated great excitement and as a result, the Don Bosco fraternity in the city has been preparing for months for this event.


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