Monday, September 1, 2014


by BIS Correspondent

MATUNGA-MUMBAI, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014: On Wednesday, August 27, the students of the blue house of Don Bosco High School Matunga, helped the school visualize exactly how their mentor Bl. Zepherin Namuncurá found his true calling and went on to fulfil his mission in life. They showcased pivotal events taking the assembly through the life of their House Patron; from his father's faith that led to the son of a Mapuche Chief from Argentina being baptised in the Christian faith, to young Namuncura's wisdom in overcoming bullying while at military school, and later on, his desire to be a priest to serve his tribe.  All this was possible for him, due to the continuing assistance of the Salesian, Fr. Milanesio.

A parallel was drawn with the youngsters of today's tribal communities, who are encouraged to improve their lot through education, a good example of which is the Salesian mission at Chhota Udepur. Students were made to realise that the evil of bullying can be detected even in our own school. Fr. Wilfred D'Souza, Rector appreciated the Blue House taking a pledge to work against cases of any bullying that may occur in the school and calling for the same to be brought to the immediate notice of the authorities.

True to the aim of this year's celebration of the Bicentenary of Don Bosco's birth, the school has chosen four boys of extraordinary holiness who have grown in the shade of the Salesian charism. They are Patrons of the Houses and their lives are being presented as shining examples for imitation.

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