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Upcoming Events

Feb 2 - Presentation of the Lord - Candlmas

Feb 2 - World Day for Consecrated Life
Feb 2 - Chennai: World Consecrated Day/Candlemass Celebration - DGMS
Feb 6-10 - Bangalore: 14th DPP Plenary meeting - GPNi

Feb 9 - Chelsea: Guanellian Cooperators Meeting - SLC

Feb 11 - Our Lady of Lourdes - World Day of the Sick

Feb 11 - Chennai: Perpetual Profession

Feb 11 - Chelsea: Vocational Retreat for Boys- SLC

Feb 11 - Grass Lake: Prayer and Pizza Girls' Group - PUSJ

Feb 11-12 - Manila: Vocation Seminar

Feb 12 - Chennai: Diaconal Ordination & Groundbreaking for Don Guanella Residential Home

Feb 12 - Grass Lake: Mother of Divine Providence Day- PUSJ

Feb 13-14 - Chennai: Superiors and Treasurers meet

Feb 16 - Chelsea: Securing the Future - Special Needs Families Seminar - SLC

Feb 19 - Grass Lake: Monthly St. Joseph Day at PUSJ

Feb 22 - The Chair of St. Peter, Apostle
Feb 22-23 - Chennai: Regency Brothers Gathering


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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