Sunday, February 21, 2016

Visitation at Honnavar ends with a Visit to Br Joel Pinto

 Every Sunday the children have their catechism class and after which a well animated Eucharist is celebrated. This morning Br. Baptist celebrated the Mass with a lot of singing.....the children enacted the way of the cross....a very touching moment to see young children getting into the mood of celebrating Easter by entering into the mystery of Christ's suffering and death....
 Children are arriving for the Mass....Parish Priest Denis is welcoming them....

 Here the tradition of folding hands and seeking blessing from the priests and elders is very common....they come saying "Bless me Father"....Wow sometimes you have about 200 people coming and seeking blessing....


 This group of children are all altar boys and girls.....along with Friars Denis and Baptist

 Sheravati river,,,,,,this place Honnavar is a paradise.....a lot of fisher folks and you get fresh fish....
 Br. Joel Pinto is a chaplain plus patient in this hospital called St. Ignatius run by Congregation called Queen of the Apostles.....a popular hospital with Nursing college....Joel renders spiritual help to the sisters as well as patients.....
 I know Joel well personally....he has made a positive impression on me.....a dashing personality...die hard spirit......he has a strong will power.....God grant him speedy recovery......he believes that God has worked miracles in his life for last 7 years

 Joel has been principal and headmaster in Monte de Guirim school....till late 90'....he was a very popular headmaster.....he is loved and known in Goa....his ex-students adore him....for last seven years he is suffering Kidney ailment....he was in DSA Bangalore and he is very grateful to the community and students who took great care....he was transferred here last here.....he is happy doing the spiritual ministry....he has to undergo dialysis three times in a week....its expensive but many good friends and the province looking after him well....

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