Madurai – A Guanellian presence was firmly at ‘Soosai Thottam’ on April 12th. Fr. Visuvasam, the Provincial Councillor, laid the foundation stone to officially begin the Guanellian mission. The local ordinary, Fr. Cyprian of Nagamalai Pudukottai blessed the foundation work. Fr. Gnanaraj, Fr. John Doss and Fr. Lawrence joined the ceremony. It is a small sign for the Tent of Charity for the homeless and those who say, “I have no one.”
Madurai – Fr. Lawrence, in collaboration with Deacon Jegan and Regent Arockiadoss, organized a ten-day work exposure camp for Postulants on the Madurai land. From October 9th-18th the Postulants were literally exposed to field work to learn that Guanellians are not only good at looking after the special children but also setting examples to them and the world; showing them that Guanellians are hard workers. It was a fruitful experience for them to remember that St. Guanella said, “Work, Work, Work until you reach heaven.” Through this exposure camp Postulants were able to understand the importance of manual work to their religious life.