Thursday, December 4, 2014

3rd Day of the Meeting - Fatima

 The moderator for this morning session - br. Hugo, he is smiling....wait dear brother....the session is yet to begin.....your smile will wear out with questions and clarifications.....
 I am Jean Bertin, oh i don't know what waits for me in future...meanwhile i continue smiling.....
 Germany is great and waits for friars to visit us.....we are still going strong with vocations....
 Raffaele is making a point that Italy is still number one and we will still be one....the vocations are increasing and with the new initiatives from the part of the General curia we are hopeful to receiving more vocations
 Br. Paul, saying to General Minister that we would not have local vocations but we do have friars from all over the world. Gulf is great and will be great forever....
 We will we will rock the order, we will we will have more vocations...is the hope that we see on the face of the friars

 Brazil is ever green and active....we are fine at the moment

 General Secretary and Procura having a lovely chat but regarding the administration....

The morning began with meditation followed by Eucharist integrated with Morning Prayer. The Eucharist was celebrated by Br. Michael Fernandes. The homily was on the theme of building our lives on solid rock and not on sand. With lot of problems around one tends to loose faith but if we are deeply rooted in communion and relationship with Jesus one may not shake in his faith. In prayer and personal relationship we can strengthen our foundations of faith. if Prayer and faith is not supported by actions and service then it may not really get us into communion with Jesus. With many religious congregations worried about the diminishing of vocations and don't know about the future, one doesn't have to be worried as the Charism and spirituality is based on the person of Jesus and the founder, we may die but the charism will go on living in new members in new circumstances and situations.
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