Sunday, April 26, 2015

Animation for the Solemn preparatory Friars in Kotagiri

There are 52 brothers preparing themselves for the perpetual profession....The entire CCMSI has got 42 friars and 10 friars from the other Franciscan families. It is being held in Kotagiri friary and ends on 30th April.....started on 30th March....
 I spoke to them about Capuchin fraternal living....accepting one another and giving witness to the world...
 The various informations from the Order were shared with the brothers....
 Greetings of the general minister were communicated to them...

 Kotagiri is one of the oldest friaries in CCMSI.....here we have a big refectory....

 Cultural evening, songs and dances....Director of the program Br. Lawrence.....introducing and welcoming me...
 Young and talented friars....i called upon them to prepare themselves to be missionaries....
 Friars dancing and communicating that they are happy to be Capuchin brothers....

 Songs from various states.....of India....a Maharashtra friars singing Marathi songs
 Goan brothers acting in a small funny skit...


 I cracked some funny jokes....entertained them...
 Good examples and anecdotes are always ready with me to share...
 everyone on the dance floor.....what a moment.....shaking legs....
 The entire team joined the brothers,...
 This morning Mass was celebrated by me....Be shepherd but good ones...don't run but be with the people
 Kotagiri is a hill station....the temperatures always low...climate is beautiful....good place for retirement.  
 The team Brothers Lawrence, Wilson and Henry
 We are Franciscans and we would like to a be TAU in todays broken world....we prayed for the victims of the earth quake....

 Maharashtra has got 5 friars this year who will make their perpetual vows.....
 Along with director , wilson and me
 Down the hill is hot hot hot.....we stopped a coconut vendors shop....bought tender coconut...oh sweet and helps to keep yourself cool......
 I need to be cool....as i go for the second provincial chapter in South Tamil Province.....on the way....I have reached to Dindigul...ANUGRAHA


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