What a truly cracking day!
Yesterday, the Salesians UK, led by Gerry Kehoe, brought the life of Don Bosco to Centre for Youth Ministry, for the Westminster leg of the saint’s Bi-Centennial expo. We we were truly honoured to have the opportunity to host such a wonderful reflection on the life of our patron saint.
Our friends at Rise Theatre delivered a stunning performance – with John and Hannah guiding us through Don Bosco’s life with tenderness, poignancy and strength; they were truly on the top of their game. A particular highlight was the moving account of Don Bosco with a young boy in his final hours before he was executed; very moving and powerful performances.
Throughout the entire proceedings, there was a photographic exhibition, which was magnificent. Given how it was woven into the hall, it brought an intimacy to the entire event. We were surrounded!
The Q&A session with Fr Martin Coyle was an opportunity for us to understand more about the Salesian life and proved to be very busy and interesting. We concluded the day with a few minutes of quiet prayer time – the perfect end to a lovely day.
If you get the chance to see the Expo then do; it’s an experience not to miss, about a great and inspiring saint for the youth.
I must also thank the team from SPEC for helping us make sure that the day ran smoothly. As ever, their hard-work and dedication was wonderful.