Casa Don Bosco Museum in the heart of “Art with those who are part of it”

12 October 2021 (ANS – Turin) – The “Abbonamento Musei” (Museum Pass) association, which links some of the most prestigious and characteristic cultural centers of Piedmont, Lombardy and Valle d’Aosta, has launched a new initiative to accompany tourists and people interested in history, art and culture in their adventures of discovery: it is “L’Arte con chi ne fa parte – Art with those who are part of it”, a proposal that will allow you to visit the participating museums with a new vision altogether, because it will be the founders, the first collectors, the entrepreneurs, the nobles and the sovereigns who will guide you along the evocative visits and routes. The Don Bosco House Museum also takes part in the initiative, which has completed little more than a year after its inauguration, and having now completed its final layout, can thus become a key player thanks to the presentation of the figure of Don Bosco. Within the project, the Don Bosco House Museum offers two guided tours: The first package – Saturday 16 October 2021, at 15:30 – tells of a life marked by “Salesian” dreams that have changed the lives of millions of young people all over the world. A visit...

Lourdes to host first online world pilgrimage – Vatican News

Lourdes to host first online world pilgrimage The Marian Shrine at Lourdes will host the first ever online world pilgrimage on Thursday, 16 July, the anniversary of the final apparition to St Bernadette Soubirous. By Christopher Wells Over 160 years ago, in 1858, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to a young French girl, Bernadette Soubirous, in the small town of Lourdes, in the foothills of the Pyrenees. A shrine soon arose at the site of the apparitions, and in the years and decades since, with millions of pilgrims visiting the shrine,  thousands of miraculous healings and conversions have been reported. In 2020, two years after the 150th anniversary of the apparitions, Lourdes is virtually empty. For the first time in its history, the shrine was closed to pilgrims, a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Although it has now re-opened, health care measures mean that only a very limited number of pilgrims can visit the shrine. The first worldwide virtual pilgrimage In response, the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes is organising the first ever worldwide virtual pilgrimage, set for Thursday 16 July, the anniversary of the final apparition to St Bernadette. Millions of people from around the world are expected...