Friday, 4 January 2013

Glasgow Cathedral, standing on the banks of the Clyde, is a wonderfully warm and welcoming cathedral. As we set up for the first day of the pilgrimage it already felt like coming home.  The chance to meet so many people of Glasgow is exciting and to share some of Don Bosco's spirituality with them will be a challenge and a privilege.
The simplicity of the message of Don Bosco needs to be heard by parents, by teachers and by young people. The charism of Don Bosco does not belong to the Salesians but belongs to the whole church. This, the first full day of the pilgrimage starts the process of giving this gift away. Today we are making the living gift of a Salesian spirituality to the people of Scoltland. It is good to be here!