FCAO Meeting begins in Jakarta, Indonesia

We began the day very early on 10th July 2017. Our rising was very early at 4 am to be precise. We went to the friary at 4.30 am. We left the friary by 5 am to reach our destination Cada Monte Rosa, a resort in a beautiful hill station called Puncak about 2 hours drive from Jakarta. The Weather is very nice. The formators meeting too was held here which was attended by Brs. Shaji, Benjamin and Prashant. Amal M could not attend.

We began the day here with breakfast and then gathered at 9 am for the session. This is FCAO meeting in which both the conferences of Asia (SAAOC & EAC) attend. This is a meeting of 13 countries. That's great. There are provinces, custodies bother independent and dependent and foundations. It is indeed very interesting to note the onward movement of growth in these entities.

The Minister General had sent a message through the Definitor General Greg. He talked about being a little crazy for God. He called the ministers to keep dreaming...

The three secretaries of Formations and Studies, Mission and Evangelization & JPIC presented their reports. Our brother Johnson is the Secretary for Mission and Evangelization. We also had a group discussions on the reports presented. We discussed from different perspectives: Fraternity, Gospel life and Communication, Formation, Mission and Evangelization and JPIC. The group discussions were to be summarised as either resolutions or recommendations. One of the important points in the discussion was the authenticity of our life seen both by the formees as well as the people.

The day ended with the Eucharist celebrated by the Bishop Elect and Provincial of Indonesia Br. Adriano. He gave a very short homily in which he reflected on the dream of Jacob in Genesis. He wished that we all sleep well and have a great dream without forgetting to get up and work on the dream. This is the summary of the actual day today.

A light supper followed by a very fraternal recreation concluded the first day of this meeting.

We thank God for the safe journey we had to this part of the world. The moment I saw the flight number MH 711, music memories went to the missing aeroplane whose number began with MH. But God made us to have a safe landing.

St. Francis of Assisi

FRAIRS B'DAYS (September)

Arikiam John
8 / September / 1976

Niranjan Toppo
8 / September / 1993

Salun Kispotta
9 / September / 1995

Athanasius Xaxa
10 / September / 1959

John Sekar
13 / September / 1982

Varghese Sebastian
17 / September / 1947

Mesia Elias Moses M.
19 / September / 1973

Tom John
20 / September / 1961

A.Mathew Joseph
23 / September / 1989

Sagaya Soosairaj
25 / September / 1968

Nicholas D' Souza
28 / September / 1945

Lourdu Augustine
28 / September / 1976

Pradeep Anthony L.
28 / September / 1992

Sushil Beck
29 / September / 1973

Salim Baxla
29 / September / 1974