A long flight from Kochin to Goa via Madras. But the smiles of Br. Eldrige, secretary of Goa Province took away all my tiredness after a long flight. He was waiting for me at the airport. He drove me to the Monte Guirim where the fraternity along with Br. Steve, Provincial welcomed me with warm greetings. The next day morning i met the provincial definitory and dialogued with them for about two hours. It was indeed a good sharing of ideas and clarifications.
In the afternoon where drove to the Novitiate of Maharashtra where 21 brothers from St. Fidelis Province, St. Bonavenutre Province and St. anthony Province were vested with the Capuchin habit. They began their novitiate year I officiate the ceremony and Brothers Amrut and Steve gave instructions to the novices.On 1st May four novices from Maharashtra and Goa made their first profession. There were many relatives and friars present for the vows.