Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Kattapana Friary ......the life and ministry of the Friars

 Br. Thomas Jacob, the former provincial is the spiritual father for the postulants....he also teaches...available for the confessions and counseling....Br. George is the Guardian of the house....good animation of the fraternity
 Friars gathered for the conclusion of the visitation....
 Today is the feast of St. Alphonsa......i celebrated Mass for the postulants....good singing....
 The young brothers are well trained for both liturgies....Latin and Syrian....
 I spoke about being open to the Holy Spirit and allow the seed of wisdom and fraternal life to grow....Love the capuchin order and the Holy Constitutions...
 Brothers....listening to the homily attentively.....


 The friary is located on 4 acres of land....they have Cardamom  plantation...pepper and nut mugs...the yield is good .....this is one of the houses where the brothers stay..
 the surrounding of the friary is very beautiful and green....
 The cave for the brothers to pray...

 The students have built shed for reading and mediation outside the friary....quite places for the brothers to spend time in prayer and reflection....

 Cardamom plants....the fruit...they are not ready.....but the yield is good this year...

 The director of the postulants.....Sarish.....he is also the provincial councilor....has licentiate in Theology.....
 The river passing by and the entire campus of the friary...
 Ducks....swim in the river.....plenty of eggs for the friars and students...

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