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4th Asian Young Friars Gathering Province of San Pedro Bautista, PHILIPPINES February 8-17, 2019

8th Feb

The fourth Asian Young Friars Gathering - 2019 began on 8th February 2019 at Arnold Janssen Spirituality Centre at Quezon City, Manila at 8:30 am with the Prayer Service. Br Irineo Tactac, the Secretary for the Formation and Studies of the Province of San Pedro Bautista, Philippines welcomed and introduced the delegates.

He also highlighted the history and objectives of AYFG. After which Bro. Cielito Almazan, the provincial of the Province of San Pedro Bautista, Philippines, declared the AYFG open. The delegates were then invited to present the mission challenges in our respective provinces, which was animated by Bro. Reu Jose Galoy. Our presentations were well appreciated. Bro. Cesare Vaiani, the General Secretary for Formation and Studies, was also present.

There are 31 delegates from India, South Korea, Vietnam, Japan, Philippines, Myanmar, Indonesia, West Papua, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Papua New Guinea. The day ended with the Eucharist celebrated by the Provincial Bro. Cielito Almazan.

9th Feb

The second day (9th February) of the AYFG began with the Lauds and Eucharist officiated by Bro. Cesare Vaiani ofm, General Secretary for Formation and Studies. During the session he elaborated on the theme: Formation Challenges in Contemporary Times. He emphasised that initial and ongoing formation aren’t different but one and the same. Ongoing formation should take place in the daily events of the community. In this process, community life holds a primary place. He emphasised on the role of the ministers, guardians and so on. Continuing with the same theme, he raised his concerns regarding the dwindling down of the vocations and spoke about the importance of the pastoral care of vocations. After the session, we were sent in four different groups to various Metro Manila urban parishes administered by the friars.

 

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FRIARS' BIRTHDAY (February)

Date

Name of the Friars

Events

Year

01

Wilson Paul Nattalil

Hemant Xess

Robin Lakra

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows

2001

2004

2004

02

Tomy Palackal

Vijay Minj

Julius Arul Rayan

Gali Bal Reddy

Birth

Birth

Solemn Vows

Birth

1974

1979

2001

1996

03

Ignatius Baa

Benjamin Jojo

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows

2002

2002

04

Thomas A.

Vinod Kujur

Birth

Birth

1972

1985

05

St.Gonsalo Garcia

Saint


06

Sahaya Dhas J.

Madhu Sudhan Reddy

Sleeva Reddy

Prem Kumar D’ Souza

Stephen Lamin Gashnga

Jayapal Dwarakonda

Joseph Stephen

Sahaya Dhas J.

Vinod Robin

Felix Vijay

Eugene A.

Praveen Roshan Toppo

Jeddu Praveen Chinna Reddy

Nijil Chiramel

Joseph Prasanna Kumar

Pasala Showri Raju

Birth

Birth

Ordination

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows

1980

1986

2002

2011

2011

2011

2011

2011

2012

2012

2012

2012

2012

2012

2012

2012

09

Nijil Chiramel

Ordination

2015

10

+ David Jackson

Home

1972

12

Francis Xavier

Birth

1970

14

Alphonse

Birth

1996

15

Praveen Henry D’ Souza

Deen Dayal

Pasala Showri Raju

Birth

Ordination

Ordination

1977

2017

2015

17

Prakruthi Mithra, Chundel

Blessing

2014

18

Assisi Vanam, Peravoor

Blessing

2009

20

Regi Matthew

Birth

1973

22

Lalith Kujur

Birth

1978

23

Xavier Durairaj

Vilas Correia

Birth

Birth

1975

1973

26

Nanasera Friary

Blessing

1996

27

Wilson Paul Nattalil

Birth

1970

28

Madhavaram Friary

Amaladass Manickam

Foundation

Birth

1953

1954