Sunday, April 23, 2017

Preparations for the Perpetual Vows for 4 Franciscan Families.....at Kotagiri.....

From Goa after the Chapter...Saturday morning early morning i left Monte Guirim for the airport.....flight from Goa to Coimbatore via Mumbai.....almost 6 hours including layover.....reached Kotagiri friary around 3pm......some snacks and very nice tea.....the animator Br. John Peter and Br. Wilson D'Souza led me to the Hall where 63 young friars were waiting for me to hear.....the animating team welcomed and introduced to me.....  

 Out of 63 participants who are preparing for their Perpetual vows......49 of them are from CCMSI Capuchins....this is being organised for last 30years....very successfully.....the rest from other 3 Franciscan families....what a joy, life and enthusiasm among these young Franciscans....I spoke more than one hour.....still they wanted more.....I spoke about the Ratio Formationis.......and statistics....some important issues were also dealt.....
 I celebrated the Eucharist for them....the same evening....spoke about the "Gaze of Christ"......


 The surroundings in Kotagiri are perfectly superb and awesome.....the climate is just good.....it is a hill station......
 Five friars are from my province......
 The friars From KGM.....erstwhile province....now divided......



 Goan friars.....

 Holy Trinity Province...they are three.....
 Mary Matha Province....




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