Cuddalore  РIn order to honor the students who achieved 1st and 2nd rank in school, the Boys Home director took them to Acharapakam, and Mamallapuram for a picnic. Fr. George and Bro. Stalin organized the excursion and encouraged the boys. In the morning they visited Acharapakam Church where they thanked Mother Mary and recited the Holy Rosary. In the afternoon they visited the sea temple and cave temple at Mamallapuram and played on the beach. The whole day was spent learning the history of the Church and temple. They returned home in the evening after a trip enjoyed to the maximum.


Remembering the Deceased

Sivagangai – St. Guanella Anbagam Special School decided to visit the cemeteries in the nearby villages during the month of November to pray for the departed souls in Purgatory each Friday. Kalluvalli cemetery was the destination on First Friday, November 6th. The Rosary was recited for the departed souls and blessings beseeched upon them. On November 13th the departed souls of the Pallithammam cemetery received the blessings from the Rosary that the good children recited. On November 20th the Rosary was recited at Anbagam for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory. This was a lesson in the Spiritual Works of Mercy for the good children; assisting the souls on their journey to heaven to see the face of God.

Pilgrimage to Veilankanni

Guanellian seminarians and priests on pilgrimage

Guanellian seminarians and priests on pilgrimageBangalore – To enrich their religious life, the brothers of GPN and Fr. Samson went on pilgrimage to Our Lady of Veilankanni Shrine on April 3rd. They began early with morning Mass celebrated by Fr. Samson. On the way, the Sivagangai community provided snacks and lunch. They reached the shrine at 11.p.m. The next day began by reciting the rosary while walking from the old to new shrine to spend time in prayer and silence; renewing their faith with a mystical experience of God through our Lady of Veilankanni. There was time for enjoyment at the beach and sightseeing. We started our journey back in the early morning and reached safely.