Saturday, September 20, 2014

Wonderful and unique celebration

Small Pietro one of the earliest guests with his Dad. He was the centre of attraction of everyone
Many of our people who work for us go unrecognized sometimes. We pay them and then forget. If they are made part of our life and celebration, they feel part of our community. This morning 102 workers who worked for the renovation of the curia for the period of two years were invited for Lunch. It was a day of gratitude, May of them came with their families. They were happy and joyful to be with us and hear being appreciated and thanked for the work that they did with devotion and passion. One expressed to the General minister that he is retiring next year and never in his life he had such a celebration where they were appreciated and thanked. 
They started arriving as early as 10Am and then at 12pm we began the service. They were shown a video of the work done by them. The young and old were so happy and contended to see their work come to a completion.
The Lunch was simple but in abundance. The various dishes prepared were appreciated. more than the food it was the presence of the friars who mixed with them. The friars were serving and speaking to them as if they were part of our life.

 Friars Damien, Erivian and Victorius.......are ready to serve the guest....look at their million dollar smile
 Friars are waiting for the guest to arrive for lunch after the service in the hall
 Sergio is always a loved person by guest
 First plate to be served......
 Guests in the main refectory
 Brothers Willi and Luis serving the guests

Guets in the corridor.....

 These are two men who have worked for two years here and they are so happy with friars that they would like to continue working for the capuchins....

 The corridor was packed with the guests and friars too...

 Jean and a new member in Curia as OFS General spiritual assistant
 They are all happy with the food
 Guests in the refectory
 Mr. Marco with the friars....he is one those workers who is popular with the friars.
 Our Little Pietro.....seems to be saying " I would be one day a Capuchin Friar and its good to be here"
 I love my wife who encouraged to me to go on working.....it is good to be here with the friars....
 we love the friars....
 Pio with some of the workers........
 we are all enjoying our time here in the curia...oh what a climate here.....you capuchins are the best!!!
 Br. Clayton with one family

 After the party the friars in the refectory
General Minister was happy with the celebration....he joined us in the refectory after the celebration...his words of appreciation for the friars made one and all happy....

Br. Mark, says that we are done with the second celebration and we are ready for the next one......next to him the new Bishop of the Order from Chile......

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