Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Touching the Lives of the poor people

The Salesians are very active in Hosapete ...doing a lot of work for the children and people in general....they have a school....two boardings for the girls and boys.....they have carpentary providing work possibilities to the poor people around.....they have tailoring section where poor girls learn then go out to be independent....the young ones who are tailors by profession work in the centre run by the salesians.....they prepare shirts and pants which are sold to wholesalers ...good opportunity for the poor ones...



 A painting by a local man....



Another Oil painting by the artist

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Retreat for Fatima Sisters End........


 Everyday after supper we prayed Rosary in the compound and the litany was prayed in front of the Grotto of our Lady of Fatima....the sisters pray every day retreat in common....
 I took the opportunity to speak every day during the retreat about the various apparitions and their significance ....
 There were two talks a day, a sermon and during the adoration...a homily based on the theme of the day.....Prophectic call to be lived today...
 The sisters sing melodies hymns...in all the languages......
 My Hindi and Marathi Bhanjans.....I sang them with full gusto and enthusiasm as I used to do when in the formation and later as a young priest.....I still young....not yet old....
 Listening carefully to prepare themselves to celebrate their congregation feast on 13th October....
 Vote of thanks and appreciation.....

 There were 24 sisters from south province of Fatima sisters....
 Young and old.....with their experiences made the days of retreat very rich....
 No mobiles and absolute silence made the days of retreat fruitful and peace was seen on their face...we can manage without mobiles.....if we want to.....they proved it.....no calls made and received...all off....