Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Christalaya Friary, School, Parish and social Centre

Christalaya is a friary, School dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi, social centre and a small parish. It is located in Chikodi in the diocese of Belgaum. The friars had been invited to do social work which is still going on under the leadership Br Arun and team. This place does not have many Catholics. The friars after many years of service started an English medium school. Today this school is one of the top and famous schools in the town. They have around 800 students coming from the town....The people in the town prefer our school because it is a little far away and a quite and ideal place for education......




 I addressed the school assembly....students performed a dance and small skit on the life of st, francs
 The Children are mostly belong to the working class.....

 The tiny tots of the  school...they sang rhymes as i visited them in the class room....

 Look at them...they are all Non Christians but the way they wish and respect you is awesome and wonderful

 The school building.....Headmaster is Br Richard, Vice headmaster is Jaison
 opening talk to the community.....there are four members who are serving in a nearby parishes who are attached to this friary....they come for recollection and local chapter and other functions....friars Francis, Lancy Rebello and Lancy Lobo.....a deacon

 I visited the social centre....Arun is director with three staff......Blaise is an ex capuchin ......working with us....


 The Augustinian sisters teach in our school....they come every day for the Mass to our friary


 The entire Fraternity.....


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