Candlemas

Chennai – On February 2nd, the members of the DGMS community gathered before Our Lady’s Grotto to celebrate the Presentation of the Lord. Fr. Provincial Superior was the chief celebrant of the day. The procession of candles was blessed. With lighted candles and singing hymns of light everyone processed to the chapel for Mass. In his homily Fr. Soosai invited everyone to celebrate and rejoice for the gift of consecrated life. He quoted the sayings of the Holy Father ‘the Church without religious would be incomplete.’ Detailing the guidelines Pope Francis gave in his Apostolic Letter, ‘Witnesses of Joy,’ Fr. Soosai asked us to give to God in humility and gratitude, give to the congregation and give to the suffering masses because religious are called to be prophets. He also suggested reflection on our present living; to live with joy and freshness, to step out of our comfort zone, to be consistent in word and deed, live with great vision and a daring attitude.

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