CHELSEA – The Servants of Charity Community in Michigan was honored to host our Superior General, Very Rev. Umberto Brugnoni and his assistant Bro. Franco Lain, for a five-day visit from Friday, October 19th through Wednesday, October 24th. The purpose of the visit was to provide the new leader of the Servants of Charity with an opportunity to visit St. Louis Center in Chelsea and the Pious Union of St. Joseph in Grass Lake, and to assess the operations of each program and visit their new facilities. Fr. Umberto and Bro. Franco were relaxed and comfortable during their stay, and enjoyed the opportunity to visit their confreres in the United States.
Cuddalore – The grace of St. Louis Guanella filled St. Joseph’s seminary on February 15–16th. On behalf of the community, Fr. Visuwasam welcomed the Superior General and the Secretary General with garlands; Fr. Alfonso as Abba Father, Fr. Gustavo as Mother Mary and Fr. Soosai as Jesus, the blessing of the Holy Trinity. Everyone processed to the chapel for adoration. Later, the Superior General had a personal chat with each confrere of the community. That evening all the seminarians gathered for a conference. The Superior General and the Secretary General taught the seminarians about the congregation and the expectations of our founder.
On Sunday, Holy Mass was celebrated by the superiors at Sahaya Matha church. The parishioners honored them as our founder, gave them Ponnadai and performed a cultural program. In the evening local confreres held a council meeting with the superiors. Afterwards, the seminarians and students of Don Guanella Boys home, gathered for Agape; also performing a cultural program. Fr. Crippa, Fr. Gustavo and Fr. Rinaldo enjoyed the celebrations and congratulated the community.