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FIRST PROFESSION AND ENTRY TO THE NOVITIATE - 2019

30 & 31 May 2019: Franciscan friars are called to lead a radical life according to the teachings of Christ. This is a life of challenges. St. Louis Friary, Palamaner is known as the “Cradle of Franciscan formation”. This is the place that gives birth to new friars. This year 7 novices gave themselves to God for His service and 9 postulants entered the Novitiate.

Novitiate is a paradise where one can experience perfect happiness in Jesus. In order to experience the perfect happiness and peace, through the Franciscan way of life, 9 postulants began their novitiate on the 30th of May 2019. The service began at 6:15 p.m. Br. Praveen Henry D’Souza, the Minister Provincial led the service. During the service, the new novices were given a new habit, a crucifix and the Rule of St. Francis by Br. Charles Arulanandam, the Novice Master. At first blush, we noticed the joy, which was evident on their faces, after wearing the habit. It shows that they have already set their heart to become a Friar Minor. We pray, the way of life that they set about to live, give them joy, happiness and peace in Christ our Lord.

“One who trusts in the Ancient of days will succeed in his life.”-says Origen. 31st May 2019 was the day that those who had finished their one year of probation and discernment in the Novitiate gave themselves into the hands of their Lord and Master in complete trust, by making their first profession. The Eucharistic celebration was presided over by Br. Praveen Henry D’Souza. In his homily he urged them to love everyone as the sign of chastity, to make God the final voice that they listen to as the sign of obedience and to renounce everything as the sign of poverty. Soon after the homily, the novices made their vows by placing their hands in the hands of Minister Provincial. Religious and neighbours from nearby were present here on this occasion. We had a sumptuous meal after the service with all the guests.

We thank the Lord for the abundant blessings as we pray for more vocations to the Order. We thank Br Charles A, Br. Samson, and the other friars in the community who strove hard to make the whole event beautiful. We are grateful also to all our aspirants and novices who worked heart and soul to make these days memorable.

Br. Gins Francis

 

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FRIARS' BIRTHDAY (August)

Date

Name of the Friars

Events

Year

01

Richard D’ Silva

Balaswamy Gundiga

Entry

Birth

1952

1978

02

Portiuncula

Feast


03

Julius Arul Rayan

Birth

1974

04

+ Bernard Henrietta

Praveen Roshan Toppo

Ravi Bara

Home

Birth

Birth

1981

1982

1995

06

Benedict Gomes

Augustine Tirkey

Birth

Birth

1977

1989

08

+ Marianus Kadasani

T.S.Leo Max

Home

Birth

2004

1995

11

+ Clare of Assisi

+ Sanctes Molenkamp

Feast

Home


1990

14

Jesu Maharaja

Pasala Showri Raju

Birth

Birth

1975

1987

15

Arok Sundar Sebastian

Charles Bernard

Felix Gassam

Francis Kaviyil

Chinnappan M. Devaraj

Amaldas Belevendran

Bobby V.T.

Birth

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows

Ordination

1951

1990

1990

1992

1992

1992

2000

18

Jamesmon P.C.

Ordination

2001

19

John Chrysostom

Ordination

1995

21

Vijay Amirtharaj A.

Birth

1979

22

Bhaskar Reddy

Birth

1973

23

Stephen Arun S.

Birth

1994

25

King Louis IX

Arun Devasia Nattalil

Akshay Showry Raj

Feast

Birth

Birth


1991

1994

27

Joseph Kishan

Birth

1995

28

Fidelis D’ Lima

Birth

1939

30

Arockia Raj R.

Birth

1959

31

+ Christopher Coelho

Home

2007