Wednesday, August 31, 2016

CCMSI - Day out in Kodaikanal....

 After the day's work yesterday, the provincial minister Br. John arumai gifted a day out to Kodaikanal, a famous hill station here in Tamilnad.....very beautiful hill station, very cold....today it was raining.....it takes three hours to reach on the top....on the way the South province of Mary Queen has a social centre called RTU...here there more than 1000 children....four friars working along with 300 hundred staff.....it is a noble work.....
 Br. Paulswamy who is now the director....who has grown in this home in 1978.....takes good care along with other friars....he explained the work and activities of the centre....they are many activities....well supported......going to the villages...mobile clinic and science lab....going to the village schools......
 friars listening to the story of success....1000 children in the campus.....there are 50 houses....where a mother with 6 children looks after.....very well planned and organised ...
 Bosco and Peter are the other two friars who work together....


 in the campus....a lot of information which was really liked by the CCMSI provincials...some of them might get enlightened and inspired to start something like this on a small scale...


 Inside the campus......well kept, neat and clean.....

 One of the homes we entered and visited the Mother.....children had already left for the school...

Tiny tots.....welcomed us with smiles......cute ones.....God is alive here......
They have snacks and some drinks........


 Br. Peter, ex-airforce man....a lay brother....always with a capuchin smile......working here....


 Kodaikannal.......hills covered with clouds.....
 we had our lunch with the Jesuits.......a big college which once was a Noviciate, post noviciate and Philosophy house....today it is a retreat centre and other animation courses......


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