Cuddalore – Guanellian Publications from Divine Providence Province has happily yielded another new fruit namely “Manasu” a psychological book on June 23rd the solemn Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, by Most Rev. Dr. Singarayer, the bishop of Selam diocese in Sacred Heart Shrine, Pondicherry. The book is a compilation made up of the choicest articles that were published in ‘Anbin Suvadugal’ magazine for past few years. The book comprises of all the life issues and solutions for all life stages and all kinds of people. Fr. Amalraj is the editor of this beautiful book.
Cuddalore – At St. Joseph’s Seminary on the feast of Sacred Heart of Jesus, June 12th, the confreres participated in Recollection which included a Renewal of Vows during the Holy Eucharistic celebration. To open the day, a session was lead by Rev. Fr. Dominic Rosario, where he encouraged strength to be united with the Word of God and how to live the priestly life. Adoration and confession followed and the day concluded with Mass celebrated by Rev. Fr. S. P. Visuvasam, superior of the Cuddalore community. Nearly 15 confreres participated in this unforgettable event.
E. Providence – Sacred Heart Parish celebrated its patron Feast June 14-15th. Saturday’s festivities started after 5pm Mass until 10 p.m. There were games, an auction, and Portuguese and American Food. After the 11am Mass on Sunday there was a procession around the neighborhood with the Blessed Sacrament. The participants recited the rosary. Some parish children, including members of the First Communion class, carried the big rosary and parishioners carried statues of the Sacred Heart and Our Lady of Fatima as well as the Holy Spirit Flag, a Portuguese tradition. Fr. Silvio, Fr. Peter, and the Provincial Council were present. The procession was followed by a day of games, food, and fun for all ages.
Cuddalore -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.
Sivagangai – A solemn Eucharistic celebration welcoming seven brothers (three from Andhra Pradesh and four from Tamilnadu) into postulancy took place on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, June 15th in the Yesuvanam community. Fr. Soosai Rathinam, Vice Provincial, Fr. Paul Arockiaraj, Rector of the Minor Seminary in Cuddalore, and Fr. Thomas, the Spiritual Director, were the celebrants. During the Homily Fr. Soosai addressed the Postulants insisting that they learn to be meek and humble like Jesus and encouraging them to grow in spiritual, charismatic and human qualities. After the homily, Fr. Soosai presented each postulant with a Holy Cross as a sign of official entrance into postulancy. The celebration ended with a fellowship meal.