Cuddalore – “God will think of you, there is His providence that will help you. Yes, I love you, yes, I pray for you, and how I pray! Indeed I sacrifice my life for you…. I will not abandon you. I will pray for you in heaven, I will help you and comfort you from heaven. May you follow me! Follow me by carrying out this program. To pray and suffer! Prayer and suffering!”
It’s worth remembering the words and promise of our Founder on his death bed, as he continues to intercede for us; his sons and disciples. Celebrating the 100 years of our Founder in heaven is surely a moment of grace and providence for us, the Guanellians.
The Centenary Celebration of our Founder’s Birth in Heaven was inaugurated on October 22nd at St. Joseph’s Seminary. The Guanellian Family (Priest, Sisters, GLM, Cooperators), stood together in organizing this event. Most Rev. Dr. Neethi Nathan, the Bishop of Chengalpattu, solemnized the Eucharistic Celebration in the presence of Rev. Fr. Soosai Rathinam (Provincial Superior), Rev. Sr. Victoria William (Delegate Superior) and a good number of local clergy and religious who took part in the celebration.
At the end of the Eucharistic Celebration the Bishop released the one year plan of the Centenary Celebration. He also launched the online Television Channel Servants TV, a new initiative from the Guanellian Communication Center in Cuddalore.
Mysore – Tamil Nadu Biblical Catechetic Liturgical Center Releases a book each year on the life of a saint and this year they requested Guanella Communication Center to present the life of St. Louis Guanella. Fr. Provincial accepted the request and granted permission and financial aid for printing. This is a great opportunity to spread our founders life, mission and charism throughout Tamil Nadu into the hands of children; opening the gates for vocations to the congregation. Each of the 19 dioceses in Tamil Nadu will receive 500 copies for use in Vacation Bible School classes conducted during the month of May. Thanks to TNBCLC, Rev. Fr. Dellus in particular for proposing our Founder this year.
Bangalore – During the Tutelage program Rev. Dr. Singarayer, the Bishop of the Diocese of Salem, officially released two new products of the Guanella Media and Communication Center. The first is the video of ‘Guanella Anthem’ created for the Canonization of St. Guanella. The other is “Guanellia Seithi Malar” the Tamil Newsletter of the Divine Providence Province. These new initiatives were produced in remembrance of the 2nd Anniversary of our Founder’s Canonization.
Cuddalore – On January 27th, successfully a meeting was organized for the readers of Anbin Suvadugal, footprints of Charity, a Bi-monthly Magazine in Tamil language released on behalf of the Guanella Communication Center. The gathering was titled as Vasagar Vattam, Readers Club, which brought together many enthusiastic readers, parishioners, students of Theology and Religious. The participants appreciated the initiative and many innovative ideas were brought in for the further growth, development and distribution of the Bi-monthly Magazine; including procuring ads and introducing additional writers to the Editor. Fr. Rajesh, former Director, was invited to share how “Anbin Suvadugal” began in Chennai and has quickly spread throughout Tamil Nadu.