Monday, April 27, 2015

Mary Queen of peace Province Tamil Nadu South Province, India,

The second Ordinary chapter of the Mary Queen of Peace began this morning at 9.30am with solemn eucharistic celebration concelebrated. The provincial and one friar who celebrated birthday joined me for the Mass.....I preached a homily to set a tone for the chapter....the friars began to arrive yesterday evening and by this morning all friars were present...one could hear laughter all over...it is so good to see friars enjoying each others presence....sharing their experiences....even funny and positive ....
 The cooks are getting ready for the morning breakfast....it is call VADA...very tasty and yummy....i have put on some weight...
 fresh sea fish....very tempting....they prepared curry and fried....vow what a taste....Tamily cuisine is very rich...
 The eucharistic celebration....Provincial welcoming all for the Mass ....
 My introduction based on the first reading...Peters leadership....he allows the Holy spirit to Guide,,,,he dialogues with all....shows patience and love....when questioned he clarified....he wins over people....that is the leadership.....shepherds ready for dialogue and sit with the ones who need....no losing temper...but evaluating the issues....

 Homily was on the theme....Cpuchin charism.....vibrant.....allows us to look deep into our personalities to be transformed and changed

 Inaugural session.....accepting the agenda and other stuff.....Damien Pereira is the Chapter secretary....
 we are 88 in all....young and old....there is joy and happiness...

 without the presence of the Light there cannot be any celebration in India.....it is a rich symbol.....we invite the Lord through the lightning  of the Lamp

 After the session we moved to the Refectory.....Br. Arockiam began presenting his provincial report....we finished just 5 pages....he still has 25 pages to go....we take up in the afternoon session
 Friars enjoying simple but delicious Tamil meals.....

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