Sunday, November 23, 2014

House of Life

This afternoon it was a moment of pride and honor for all the Capuchins in the world as we received an honor for the services rendered by Fr. Marie Bennett, OFM Cap. He was a French Capuchin and was the rector of our College in the city in early 19th Century. He saved the lives of those who were in danger of being killed by the Nazis. He did a heroic job by saving and protecting them. He gave them new life along with our Capuchin sisters who lived those days in our present General Curia. 
The Plaque is presented by an International organization based in America. It is now placed on the wall of our Curia, outside the entrance. It is placed on the wall. 

 A friar who came from France for this small celebration in honor of Fr. Marie Benniot.....He is working on the life of Fr. Marie...
This is a certificate awarded by the Organization

 The officials who came for the ceremony from the Organization......
 General Minister along with friars of the fraternity getting ready for the ceremony....

 This is Fr. Marie Benniot .......a man who saved lives of the people during and after the holocaust .....
 Friars are being interviewed ....French friars

 Br. Mark who took a lot of interest in organizing this program....he is explaining the story of Fr. Marie to Bishop John.....

Our Curia is now "House of Life".....it has saved lives.....it will save in future too.....

 General Minister seems to be saying we have done in the past and we are doing in the present in Central Africa and we will do it in the future too.....A General Minister full of hope and confidence....Sure we will do it......
 Friars Hugo and Marcel saying yea we are ready....
 Send us where no one wants to go......we are ready to carry forward the good works of our holy Capuchin brothers....


Friars seated for a short program
 Br. Mark introducing the guests.....
 An official introducing a dignitary......

The official who remembered Fr. Marie and what he did for the people....it was a great moment to listen about our good friar and his good deeds...
 It was general ministers turn to speak about Fr. Marie.....General makes history present through his wonderful way of presentation....he spoke about Fr. Marie and his heroic deeds....

 The unveiling of the Plaque ;;;;;;;House of Life






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