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Upcoming Events

April 19 - Grass Lake: Monthly St. Joseph Day- PUSJ

April 20 - Anniversary of the Death of Blessed Clare
April 21 - Anniversary of the Beatification of Blessed Clare

April 23 - Divine Mercy Sunday

April 23 - Bangalore: Guanellian Cooperators Meeting

April 24 - Legazpi: Start of Summer Program

April 25 - St. Mark

April 25 - Last Day to Submit Applications

April 26 - Chennai: Silver Jubilee of Fr. Soosai's Religious Sister- Manali New Town

April 30 - Allikondapattu: Marriage of Fr. Soosai's Niece

April 31 - Legazpi: Down Syndrome Awareness Day - Rotary Club of Legazpi

 

News

On Holiday with God

A group of Indian seminarians inside of a church

Cuddalore - “Our hearts were made for you; they cannot rest until they find rest in You”. - St. Augustine. In order to help the young seminarians to rest for a while with God, the annual retreat for St. Joseph’s Minor Seminary was offered January 13th–16th. The retreat theme was “Holidaying with God in order to cherish the Love of God and nourish the Soul with Holiness.” The preacher was Rev. Fr. Xavier, a well known priest from Pondy-Cuddalore Archdiocese. The preacher meticulously guided the young scholastics on an inner journey with God and to have a richer spiritual experience. It was a blessed moment for all of them to discern and strengthen their vocation. Each day of the retreat ran in sacred silence and meaningful reflection. Finally the seminarians with a meaningful sacrament of reconciliation, solemn Eucharistic celebration and personal resolution ended the annual spiritual exercise.


Honoring a Hundred Years as Shepherd of Souls

Filippino seminarians standing in front of Our Lady of the Rosary statue in ManilaManila - On January 21st, the Guanellian theological seminary in Quezon City celebrated the centennial anniversary of the episcopal consecration of Ven. Aurelio Bacciarini. Following his devotion to Our Lady, they went on pilgrimage to the Shrine of Regina Rosarii in Tanay, Rizal. Fr. Battista Omodei, SdC, the formator of the brothers, concelebrated Holy Mass in the morning. After Mass, they prayed the Rosary while climbing the hill where the biggest statue of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary is located. When they reached the top, they made an offering to the Blessed Sacrament, the first copy of their project and programs for a fruitful outcome in the life of the community.

 

Celebrating Vietnamese New Year
An elderly Vietnamese gentlemen is giving a blessing to an Indian priest

Ho Chi Minh City- Vietnamese New Year is a special day for all the people of Vietnam. It is interesting to notice how Vietnamese people give respect to the elderly and get blessings from them. The Servants of Charity celebrated Mass for the elderly poor people and gave them lucky money to help with their needs.
Fr. Felicks visited the family of Br. Khiet bringing greetings for the New Year. Fr. Felicks received special blessings from his grandfather who is more than 85 years old.

 

Holy Hour for Life people standing in the St. Louis Center Chapel before the Blessed Sacrament.

Chelsea - As US pilgrims headed to Washington DC for the 2017 March for Life, the Guanellian Cooperators in Michigan gathered in the St. Louis Center Chapel to pray for their safety, a successful March and for an end to the evil of abortion. Fr. David Stawasz, SdC, offered Adoration and Benediction for the occasion. Jerome, an SLC resident, played hymns on the organ and Cooperators read scripture. Fr. David gave a thought provoking homily and Judy Koenn gave her personal testimony as a mother, wife and Christian. Special thanks to Sr. Andrea Curran, DSMP; Fr. Amal, SdC; and Fr. Franklin,SdC for their assistance in preparing the Holy Hour.

 

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