Monday, November 24, 2014

General Formation Council Meeting begins

This morning the council for formation began their meeting. all of the council members are present for the meeting. Brothers Charles and Jaime has lined up a good agenda for the meeting. They are going to discuss many issues related to the Initial and ongoing formation.The team of Formation Brothers Sergio, Charles and Jaime did the presentation of the theme. Then they went on to share their formative experience in their respective conferences. In the afternoon session they had an input session presented by F. Accrocca on the theme Francis of Assisi, Brother and Master. His memory recreates our Identity.
Brothers Albert, Hose Carlos and me visited the shrine of Madonna di Belvedere, Citta di Castello, Perugia. We have two friars from St. Bonaventure in fraternal collaboration with Assisi province. Br. Ghonsalo D'Silva is working in the hospital but member of this shrine fraternity of the Capuchin....

 Brothers albert with Giusseppe, vicar of the house....he is very much interested in Indian style of Ashram life and interior prayer....
 This is the sanctuary of Madonna di Belvedere....the tradition is that whatever you ask our heavenly mother grants.....
 The Guardian Br. Luigi is explaining the history of the shrine which is overlooking the city of Castello......the Capuchins are working here since 1990....

Friar Ghonsalo after working in the formation for about 8 years and 3 years as pastor has opted to be the hospital chaplain in city of Castello....He loves serving the sick...he said that at the end of the day he gets good sleep thanking the Lord for the grace that he receives through his service to the sick...


 Christmas crib is already on display here....


Guardian sharing wisdom with two young Indian Friars....he has got sack of experience in the formation and now in the shrine....God bless your animation of the shrine....He has a lot of zeal and spirit to communicate God's word and make Jesus present to the people around through his preaching...

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