Sunday, August 18, 2019

One More Capuchin Mission under Water!!!!!

~For last five years the diocese of Aurangabad has given us a mission place on the bank of Godavari river....every year when the river is full in monsoon then the water comes into our compound...but this year the release of the water from a close by dam saw that the whole area was under water and it took 5 days for the water to recede.....our friars were quick to shift their belongings to the first floor of the friary...the ground floor was completely under water....the water touched the ceiling...the kitchen and refectory furniture got spoiled....it is now beyond use....the doors have become soft due to five days being under water...
 The fraternity of Capuchin Ashram Nashik and me visited the friars....there are two friars....five hours drive.....

 Friary and church dedicated to Mother Teresa...

 This waster remained on the ground.....after water receding
 The Altar was totally under water.....above the blessed sacrament

Life is bouncing back
 Vegetable cultivation all destroyed....





Friday, August 16, 2019

Capuchin Friary under water in Sangli, Maharashtra

Maharashtra witness floods in some parts of the state and life was thrown out of gear…lives and live-stock was lost….many lost houses and crops…all their belongings were washed away….life was not normal and flood played havoc and ravaged everything…flood waters threw human Life on a slow track and normalcy was not seen at all. The army played a big lion’s role in helping and supporting people to accept the reality. Water was not receding for four days and then slowly began inching back to normalcy.

Since last 7 years we are working in Sangli district under the diocese of Pune....we have a farm house and Br. Dominic is in charge of the farm....the floods destroyed the standing crop of sugar cane and other vegetables....he lost all his personal and fraternity belongings ...washed away....we paid a visit to him....he was visibly disturbed and sad.....