“Jubilee year was a rare and remarkable occasion for the Confreres and Daughters of Charity in the Southern Indian Provinces to come together.
We had already two batches of Retreat and Seminar together in March at sisters’ Retreat House at Hallehalli, Bangalore and the feast day celebration of St. Louise de Marillac.
As planned, the next two batches of Retreat and Seminar were arranged at Priests’ Home, Belwadi, Mysore from September, 8 to 15 and 19 to 26.
Many of our confreres and daughters of charity attended the retreat and seminar. Both Retreats were preached by Rev. Fr. James Chellapurath V.C.
The seminar sessions were enriched by
- Rev. Fr. Varghee Thottamkara C.M on Vincentian Leadership,
- Rev. Sr. Maria D.C on the Spirituality of St. Louise de Marillac,
- Rev. Fr. Vincent Edakkarot C.M on St. Vincent and Liturgy,
- Rev. Fr. Anil Karackavayalil C.M on Vincentian Spirituality for Today: Our Mission, Scope and Challenges and
- Rev. Fr. Shajan Pudussery C.M on Financial Management of St. Vincent.
These were days of renewal and deepening of Vincetnian commitment. Finally we had the concluding celebration of the Jubilee with the feast day celebration of St. Vincent de Paul.
Grand Finale of the Jubilee Year
The grace-filled and joy-shared one long year of the Jubilee of the 350th Death Anniversary of St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac was meaningfully and memorably concluded on 27th September, 2010 with the Feast Day celebration of St. Vincent.
The De Paul International Residential School at Mysore colorfully and beautifully got ready to mark this great celebration.
The gracious presence of Their Excellencies Rt. Rev. Thomas Thiruthallil C.M the bishop of Balasore and Rt. Rev. Thomas Vazhapilly, the bishop of Mysore diocese doubled the joy of the celebration. Rev. Fr. Sebastian Anthikad C.M, the Interim Provincial extended a cordial welcome to all present. His Excellency, Rt. Rev.Thomas Vazhapilly presided over the Eucharistic celebration and His Excellency Rt. Rev. Thomas Thiruthallil C.M preached the homily.
Many priests, sisters and well-wishers from in and around Mysore joined the celebration and shared in our joy. A short meeting was arranged after the Mass. His Excellency Rt. Rev. Thomas Thiruthallil C.M presided over the meeting and presented Vincent as a Saint whom all can follow. His Excellency Rt. Rev. Thomas Vazhapilly graced the occasion with his presence and greetings. Rev. Fr. Kamal C.M put up a Video presentation on the life of St. Vincent and Vincnetian mission in India. Rev. Sr. Rose Kidangan D.C released the Jubilee Magazine. The celebration came to an end by a sumptuous lunch.
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