Renewal of Vows

IMAG7030Chennai – On May 26th, nineteen seminarians renewed their vows before Fr. Provincial and the Don Guanella Major Seminary community. Another eighteen seminarians renewed their vows at GPN, Bangalore, in the presence of Fr. Visuvasm, Provincial Councilor, and the Guanella Preethi Nivas community. The Seminarians were indeed very happy to renew their vows during the year of consecrated life as well as 149th Ordination Anniversary of our Founder. During the homily, Fr. Provincial urged them to renew their energy and life style. He stated that many are sacramentalized but not evangelized. He listed some reasons that religious leave the congregation: absence of spiritual life, loss of sense of community, loss of sense of belonging, or affectivity of women or the world.
He also classified the religious into three groups: those whose activity is very little; those who do their work for the sake of doing, without enthusiasm; and those who are always ready to take any step to live a holy life. Therefore, as Guanellians let us strive to become generous religious like our Founder, taking the Holy Family as a perfect model for religious life.

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