Kumbakonam – Faith is the base of our Christian life which must be aflame in our hearts and stirred up often. To do so, six fathers and a sister from the diocese visited and blessed some of the substations: Swamimalai, Perumpandy, Thirupurambiam, Devananchery and Kadichambadi on February 12th. Though the Year of Faith is over, Most Rev. F. Antony Samy, Bishop of Kumbakonam, continues to visit all the parishes of his Diocese to encourage parishioners in the faith. The Bishop and several of his secretaries visited Guanella Nagar parish on February 13th. They went house to house to meet the people, bless them and help to grow their Christian Faith. That same day, the fathers continued their visit in other substations: Santhanalpuram, Auto Nagar, Jebamalaipuram and Guanella Nagar. In the evening, The Bishop arrived at the church and celebrated Holy Mass; praying for the people and their faith in God. He also invited the faithful to grow strong in faith and to live as true Christians. After Mass, a short program welcomed and honored the bishop. Members from each pious association (Parish Council, GLM, Legion of Mary and BCC) of the parish highlighted their efforts to help grow the parish. They gave the bishop ponnadai and contributed to his education fund. The children pleased the bishop with dances and skits. To end the visit, Bishop, priests and sisters shared a meal.