Saturday, May 31, 2014

The first session on the Role of the Provincial Minister

Brothers Stefano and Albert in a Mall
 Stefano comparing the Indian prices with European
 The Vicar Provincial of Karnataka, welcoming the participants for new provincial n council meeting
 42 participants listening to Br. Stefano on the role and responsibility of the Provincial minister

 The President Br. Raphy welcoming the participants and explained the purpose the meeting
 The group discussion
 The participants are active in the discussion

New Provincials and Councilors Meet of CCMSI

The inaugural Mass by Stefan
 Br. A.J. Mathew concelebrated the mass

 I preached a short homily on the feast of Ascension

 The provincials and councilors all present for the seminar.

 Friars in morning prayer  and Meditation

FISI, Seminar for all the newly elected Provincials and Councilors of 7 Provinces of India

We are now in FISI for two days seminar for the newly elected provincials and councilors. It will be animated by Vicar general, me, general secretary and General vice procura. we will deal with many topics related to governance and leadership. This is for the first time that we are organizing and they are all excited to participate and benefit for it. We hope to conduct regularly to help the Indian provinces to govern well and animate the provinces according the mind, traditions and custom of the Capuchin Order.

 We were welcomed by the Provincial and community in Capuchin provincialate of Holy Trinity province, Karnataka
 Br. Anil, ex-general councilor
 Brothers clayton and Stefano

Friday, May 30, 2014

The Chapter of St Anthony concludes on Friday

The second ordinary chapter comes to an end on thursday at 12.45pm with officially declaring it closed by the president. In the morning session the economo gave an birds eye view of the income and receipts of the money. Then the chapter went ahead with the voting of the decisions and recommendations. There were many of them. some of them were deleted as they are already either in the constitutions or the statutes of the Province. It took pretty a long time to get them approved.
The president then gave his concluding remarks calling the attention of all the friars to some of the challenges. The challenges like, prayer and fraternal life, accountability and transparency, economy and future plans for the province. The president at the end in him remarks also gave some suggestions too for better celebration of the chapter.
In the afternoon the ex-provincial took us to their farm house which is about two hours drive from Mapusa. It is a big farm house with many fruit bearing tress mostly cash crops. We also visited the friary under construction which is supported and financed by the economic solidarity.
We visited also the shrine of Padre Pio, Navelim. The church is under renovation. It is a formation house too. 
 We visited the farm house in Sangue about 50 km from the provincial curia. They are constructing a friary for the friars
 The new Provincial Dinesh is explaining the structure to us

 Br. Stefan excited to see the Jack fruit tree with lots of big jacks on the tree

 We were offered the jack fruit by the friars. sweet one
 We made a big round in the farm seeing all the trees and plantations

 Stefan playing with a small puppy
 The Palmolive trees in the farm. Very good for income

 Padre Pio Minor seminary, Navelim, another friary of the province

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

New Provincial Council in Goa

The New Provincial Team Br. Dinesh in the centre is the Provincial, to his right is Br. Nelson, Vicar Provincial, Br. Angelo, 4th councilor. To the left of provincial is br. Bruno, 2nd councilor and Br. Romeo, 3rd councilor

 The new provincial council with president Br. Michael and Vicar General Stefano

 Br. Steve, the outgoing Provincial wishes all the best to new council.

 Br. Paul, the outgoing vicar wishes the new vicar provincial br. Nelson

Monday, May 26, 2014

Second Day of the Chapter - Elections in the Afternoon

 Brothers enjoying the meal together

 The friars praying before meals

Brothers listening to the instructions
 The opening Mass in the Provincial chapel

A post novice reading the word of God

 The brothers singing the glory to God