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Commemorative Book on the Saint John Bosco pilgrimage

The pictures and infographics in this blog were from and the Facebook page of Fr. Lan Guiao. We selected and posted some that grabbed our attention and give this blog's readers an idea of what's happening.

The PRworks team has begun conceptualizing the planned commemorative book on the Negros-Cebu leg of the pilgrimage of the relic of Saint John Bosco in the Philippines in coordination with representatives of the Salesians of Don Bosco-Philippine South Province.

The relic is scheduled to arrive in Bacolod City on December 5 and in Cebu on December 12, 2010. The book intends to document this once in a lifetime event (the pilgrimage is being carried out in preparation for the 200th birth anniversary of Saint John Bosco on 2015) in a coffee table memento that both refreshes our memories and serves as an instrument for continuing the saint’s work.


The book will contain: messages of Rector Major and Fr. Provincial, messages of Bishop Cantillas, and Bishop Buzon; an article on the life and works of Don Bosco;  an overview of SDB’s life and works in Phil. south province with Pakistan (mission area); an overview of the Salesian Family: SDB, FMA, Salesian cooperators, Past Pupils, Don Bosco Volunteers, Damas Salesianas, Caritas Sisters, Association of Mary Help of Christians; an overview of the significance and global journey of DB’s Relic; and of course a photo gallery with write ups of the visit of DB’s relics in Negros and Cebu.

While the PRworks team working on this will be coordinating with the photo/video documentation team headed by Fr. Fidel Orendain SDB, we are thinking of the possibility of getting a full time professional photographer who is a Bosconian to go with Fr. Fidel’s team when the relic arrives in Bacolod until it leaves Cebu for Manila on December 23, 2010.

Public participation

More important, we are looking into the direction of getting public participation for the making of this book by sending us photos and videos via email and through a Facebook page. The best 10 or 20 photos sent shall be used in the commemorative book and the senders (so they better write their complete contact information) shall be given free copies each. If potential sponsors will agree, we shall be able to give more giveaways. What do you think?

Sponsorship a privilege

Now, we don’t want the commemorative book to look like a commercial catalog so we shall be writing features with pictures about projects and other good works of sponsors or their participation in the different pilgrimage activities instead of advertisements. The privilege to become a sponsor shall be limited to those with advocacy and/or corporate social responsibility projects as well as those with community achievements and those actively helping make the Saint John Bosco relic pilgrimage a success.

Yes, sponsorship shall be a privilege to a deserving few with the approval of the SDB-FIS community.

Your inputs

We in PRworks feel we don’t have the monopoly of ideas on how to make this book the best that we could produce given the tight schedule. We need to turnover the first 1,500 copies of the commemorative book on January 28 or 29, 2011 before the Don Bosco Day celebration in Cebu City.

Feel free to interact with us on this project by inputing your comments below or in the PRworks Visayas-Mindanao (Philippines) Facebook page. Your inputs shall be valuable in this work in progress.

For those interested in sponsoring this project, please contact us at or at (6332) 4167159 and (6332) 4134062 or visit our office at 64 Sanciangko Street, Cebu City which is across the USC Main Gym.


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