Bangalore – Spiritual nourishment was offered at a day-long recollection for the Brothers, Sisters, Guanellian Cooperators and Guanellian Lay Movement members at Guanella Preethi Nivas on August 20th. The day started with a welcome from Fr. Adaikalam, invoking the Holy Spirit and reciting the Rosary. Bro. Anthony, a preacher from Kerala, gave a wonderful talk. He is a holy man to whom Mother Mary has appeared 8 times and there are many miracles that has happened. He shared his faith and insights about the power of the Rosary. We were amazed to learn that when reciting the Rosary, verses from the Bible are repeated 136 times.It is a recitation of the words Abba Father told Mary through the angel and the prayer that Jesus taught. Bro. Anthony explained that for a good Catholic it is important to make confession at least once a month and practice family prayer to have peace in the home. The group spent time with the Lord in Adoration and had the opportunity for confession. The day concluded with Holy Mass, thanking God for the beautiful gift of life.
Chennai – On December 19, DGMS celebrated the synchronized mass in the evening. Our loving Provincial Superior, Fr. Soosai Rathinam who represents our Founder to us, presided over the Eucharist. His presence itself was a special grace to the community; making them feel the Founder’s presence through his presence, prayers and homily. The Guanellian Sisters joined the celebration, adding color to the event.
Later that day, DGMS celebrated Suppose Christmas. The creche was blessed and opened by Fr. Soosai. Christmas songs were sung to the new born child Jesus. A meal followed including sharing and a gift exchange. With priests, seminarians, and Guanellian sisters the community itself was like a creche on that day. Guanella Deepam 2014 on ‘Bond of Charity’ was released. It is the work of our confreres, fathers and brothers, who wrote articles for the publication. The Christmas season liturgy handout, which was prepared by our brothers, was also distributed.
Bangalore – October 23rd was a wonderful day for the community of Guanella Preethi Nivas, Bangalore, which celebrated the canonization day, feast and the beginning of the Centennial Birth Anniversary of our Founder St. Louis Guanella in Heaven. The house was blessed with a solemn Eucharistic celebration, presided by Fr. Gnana Raj, the Superior of the community and other fathers along with our Guanellian Sisters, Brothers, Grandfathers, Guanellian Lay Movement and Guanellian Youth. It was also a precious moment for the philosophy brothers who had a beautiful experience of renewing their spirit to be a witnessing Guanellian for saving souls.
As the Mass concluded, Fr. Superior expressed his sense of gratitude to the entire gathering and invited them to the festive dinner, as they were filled with the Bread and Lord, departed to their homes with the sweet memories and blessings of our founder St. Louis Guanella the Apostle of Charity.