Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Sacred Heart Capuchin Parish, Itarsi MP

 Bhopal to Itarsi about 150km....train takes about 2 hours....the train was late for more than two hours...i was waiting at the station....ofcourse in the company of twitter and whatsup....and the newspapers....online too....it is fun to be on the railway stations in India...something or other happens...it is active and noisy....people all over....colourful too.....the hawkers all around...on the mobile it is impossible to hear or speak coz the noise outside is louder....but you enjoy all this....no stress and tension.....
 Our friary is just close to Itarsi station....5minutes walk.....in the train....you dont feel lonely or feel stranger as everyone gets into dialogue with you...conversations range from different topics....they ask you about the marital status to your job status....

 Capuchins have a small parish....there are 150 families....mostly migrants and working for the railways....it is an active parish....we have two friars.....there two congregations of sisters running schools....we serve them spiritually......

I visited one of the convents....this is a new congregation which is founded about 30 years ago and they are more than 100 sisters.....they have a lot of vocations....i spent some time with them...they help our friars in the pastoral work.....

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