Superior General visits Soosai Thottam

Fr. Gustavo feeds the hungry

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Madurai  – On February 1st in the name of St. Louis Guanella, the superior general, Fr. Alfonso Crippa, and Fr. Gustavo De Bonis visited Soosai Thottam. The confreres and Guanella Karunai Illam mission beneficiaries welcomed them wholeheartedly. Their presence at Soosai Thottam brought marvelous joy and spiritual nourishment especially for fifteen guests that came to see the mission. Fr. Crippa praised the work being done at Madurai for the good of the needy brethren. His visit boosted the movement of grace and brought conversion, that is a renewal of quality of life to the confreres; their personal life, fraternal life and Guanellian mission. It also helped improve their ability to serve the beneficiaries. Fr. Crippa witnessed the presence of the Lord in each confrere and their mission. Mr. Manogar, a benefactor, and his family provided a meal for the community in honor of the superiors.

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Christ Born in Our Hearts

volunteers giving gifts

volunteers giving giftsMADURAI – Love begins at home and spreads to your neighborhood, to your community, to your nation and to the whole world. Spread love to all those you meet, let everyone feel the love of Christ. The real love of Christ was revealed  on December 21st at Soosai Thottam, the mission house of Guanella Karunai Illam. Mr. Manogar, a benefactor, and his team members helped us celebrate Suppose Christmas with beneficiaries. Their presence with the Guanellian priests expressed gratitude toward the poor and needy brethren. They offered meals to everyone and they served with love and affection. Nagamalai Puddukottai parishioners and our local supporters offered Christmas gifts to the beneficiaries.  May this Christmas be so special that our poor never feel lonely again and they remain surrounded by loved ones throughout their life!Soosai Thottam recipients and benefactors

New Seeds in the Guanellian Garden

New Mission center opened in Madurai

New house officially opened in MaduraiMadurai – On October 24, the feast of St. Louis Guanella was celebrated in grand manner. The Vicar General of the Madurai Diocese, Msgr. Joseph Selvaraj, the Economer link for India of the Divine Providence Province Fr. Visuvasam SdC, and the parish priest of Nagamalai Pudukottai, Fr. Cyprian, inaugurated the new house and celebrated the holy Eucharist with the Guanellian confreres, neighboring priests and religious, the good children from Yesuvanam and the Guanella Karunai Illam community participated. Further, “Guanella Karunai Illam” the new Madurai mission station was opened by the chairman Mr. Dharma Raj, the president Mr. Alagu Malai and Councillor Samy. The director of Guanella Karunai Illam, Fr. John Dass Sdc, Fr. Lawrence Thambu Samy and Fr. Anandhan welcomed and honored everyone.

“As long as there are poor to be assisted…”

Indian man serves a disabled youth

Indian man serves a disabled youthMadurai – The beginning of Guanellian missions in India is the Madurai Mission.  On September 4th this year, a new mission for wandering, aged and mentally ill persons began. This house is called “GUANELLA KARUNAI ILLAM”. Things are going well at the center with seven people, brought in by car and bike, to care for. There are many more deserving poor people nearby who want to come to the center. St. Guanella’s dreams are coming true in India at Madurai. Please pray for this new mission.