The Province is getting ready for the blessing and inauguration of the Novitiate House. The house is far away from the city amidst forest and surrounded by small river. around 3km there is a catholic village which has got around 600 catholics. The place is also known for some Naxalites who have been active since many years. When the construction work began they did trouble our friars and the contractor. once they came to know that there is going to be a spiritual place, they stopped harassing them. Normally they demand huge amount of money with the force of guns. They are now friendly and supportive too.
The friars have purchased about three acres of land for the purpose of the Novitiate and Garden purpose too. They have lot of water, they drilled two bore wells and got good source of water. From 23rd onwards a new fraternity will start living in this new house till the postulants and would be novices arrive by beginning of April.