Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Birthday to Br. Mark DSouza

Today is the Birthday of Br. Mark DSouza. He has been working in general curia in the department of Economic solidarity. His work has been appreciated by one and all. He is prompt and accurate with his work. He is a walking encyclopidia on the Projects of the Capuchins. You tell him the name of the project and he will provide you with all the details accurately. We wish him all the best and long life with good health.
To all American Capuchins a Happy Thanksgiving Day. We are with you in prayers and best wishes.
Story: A certain religious on his birthday was missing in the friary and everyone was looking for him for the celebration of the Eucharist and there after a agape. He was not to be found and finally they located him on the terrace of the house. He was asked the reason for his absence in the friary for the celebration. An elderly religious as he was, with tears in his eyes said that long life given by the Lord to him was not really used for the glory and praise of Him. He felt that he was not of service to God and so unworthy to have a celebration. But the Guardian told him that God has some more years for you to be of service, so begin now and not run away and be sad..St. Francis of Assisi said, Brothers so far we have done nothing let us now begin. The religious understood that we can be of service to the Lord at any given moment of our Life.
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