Celebrating God’s Love

sacred heart_cuddaloreCuddalore -The feast  of the Most Sacred Heart was celebrated in a meaningful way at St. Joseph’s seminary. The brothers prepared themselves by fasting and confession. The whole Guanellian family was present (priest, sisters and lay people) at Mass which was presided over by Fr. Visuvasam, the community superior. “The love of God has no limitation,” was the theme of his homily. “God loved the world so much, that He gave His only son to this world” (1 John). God loves us so much, but it is we who rarely realize the love of God, so we also fail to show true love to others. So, that our Lord Jesus Christ opened His heart which is so full of love and has shown it to this world through his heart. So, we must also realize the love of God towards us and learn to love one another, so that our life will be fruitful to bear the love of God to our neighbor. After the homily, the perpetually professed confreres renewed their vows with devotion before the Sacred Heart of Jesus statue. The feast ended with tea and a time of fellowship.

4 thoughts on “Celebrating God’s Love

  1. WHOEVER WEARS EXPENSIVE GOWNS, AND THINK THAT GOD IS IMPRESSED……THEIR SOULS ARE TRULY LOST. BE BLESSED AND NOT DECEIVED. JOHN

    1. I am not sure what has warranted these words. These priests are holy men and the vestments that they wear have been given as gifts to them. They truly offer themselves to God through their daily toil amongst the poor in India.

      1. THE MONEYS SPENT ON ALL OF THESE THINGS “TO IMPRESS OTHER MEN”, IS BEST USED TO FEED THE POOR…..”EVERYTHING THEY DO IS FOR MAN TO SEE.”

        READ MATTHEW 23……BE BLESSED AND NOT DECEIVED.

        YOU WILL SOON SEE WHAT YOUR GOD THINKS OF SUCH DECEITS. BECAUSE THE FINAL SEVEN PLAGUES ARE ON THEIR WAY.

      2. You are judging by what you think you see. These are humble vestments used for liturgical celebrations. The major work of these men is to feed, educate and care for orphans and the handicapped in their areas of India. Some of the people who attend their parishes have even traveled to far away destinations in India to help the Servants of Charity to care for mentally ill patients who are abandoned by even their own families. The laity is inspired by their work to assist them in caring for the poor and also in giving to the priests themselves. Read more of the stories of their work amongst the Guanellian Lay Movement, Don Guanella Evening School, Don Guanella Boys Home, Nazareth Illam…. The list goes on with the ways that these men are offering their very lives in service to the poor. I have read Matthew 23 and in no way does this particular story refer to these priests imposing anything difficult on anyone else or seeking glory or honor. They were publicly renewing their vows to serve the poor and downtrodden.

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