Saturday, March 12, 2016

I have lived, I am Living and I will Live

Perugia, city well known in Europe since time immemorial.....a city which is cosmopolitan ....a place connected with St. Francis and Franciscan history.....The Province of Umbria has a friary, parish and casa di Riposo for friars......st. Bonaventure has a fraternal collaboration with the province....we have two friars Ghonsalo and Boniface.........since two years they are working here...well inserted and adopted....do a lot of work...one is in the hospital as chaplain and other one is assistant parish priest....


 This is Friar Victorious...ex-provincial...is 96 years old...today he celebrated 70 years of priesthood....he said in his thanksgiving speech....I have lived, I am living and I will live my life....wonderful words....he also said that one can love only when one lives.....if you don't live your life you cannot love God and others.....a man of wisdom,,,,,,even at this age his thoughts and speech is very clear....he thanked God for the Gift of women who give us birth......he remembered his mother and thanked her for giving life....

 He quoted st. John saying that we will have a life....we will see .....but insisted with confidence that we will have and we will see God.....

 Friar Boniface....from Maharashtra....has picked up good Italian....preaches in Italian.....the youngest friar in the fraternity....others are all above 60 plus....


 Old and young ones....singing to make Friar Victorious happy....the song was about wine.....when you drink wine....you must sing.....

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