The Cross that Sprouts

Way of Cross book coverCuddalore – “Thalirgum Siluvai Maram,” a new book on the Way of the Cross, was released by Guanellian Publications on March 5th, Ash Wednesday. The book contains six different reflections on the Way of the Cross: the view of Jesus Christ (Fr. Antony Samy, SdC), a Marian perspective (Fr. Adaikalam, SdC), the Gospel narrative (Fr. John Paul Britto, SdC), the social point of view (Fr. Rajesh, SdC), the perspective of suffering (Rev. Sr. Pushpa, DSMP) and the youth perspective (Fr. Louis, SdC). It also contains Holy Week liturgies, Mass and reading introductions, sermons, model for Maundy Thursday Adoration, other commentaries and Lenten songs. The book was sold out in the first week. This first initiative by Guanella Publications was a great success.

New Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord

India – On September 15th, our three newly ordained confreres will start their priestly ministry within their assigned communities. Fr. John Peter in Vatluru, Fr. Kanikkai Raj at GPN Bangalore and Fr. Domenic Baskar at DGRC, Poonamallee. To each of them our warm wishes for a fruitful and joyful service to Jesus, the Church, the Congregation and to the poor. We accompany them with our love and prayers. ( A more detailed report and photos will soon follow.)