Thursday, August 7, 2014

St.Thomas Cross,Aug.2014

References to St.Thomas Cross are the following;
It is mentioned in the Journada of Antonio Gouvea.
It is seen at St.Thomas Mount,Holy Ghost Church, Muttuchira,St.Mary's Chruch Museum,Alangad,Pilar Seminary,Goa,Sri Lanka Museum at Anuradhapuram, considered to be th eoldest.
Also seen at Taxila,Pakistan and at the Cathedral Church  of Resurrection,Lahore.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas,2013

Christmas mass was con-celebrated at Mount St.Thomas.Gave the homily at the mass.Spoke about Christmas being the greatest love story of the world: God so loved the world that He sent His  only begotten Son that everyone who believed in him might be saved.
Mentioned Bishop Sheen's words that we become lovable because God has put His love into our hearts.
Emphasized the need to reflect that love.The words of Pope Benedict XVl at Cologne---about the Magi, coming to Bethlehem guided by the star but returning with the star in their hearts.
Later in the morning, went to Josy's house for a family gathering.
I am deeply thankful to God for giving me  this opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Christmas once again  in my life.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Classmates' Gathering,2013



Public Affairs committee Meeting,Dec.19,13

The first meeting of the Committee for Public Affairs will be held on Dec.19th. Invitations are being sent to the members  of the Committee.Hope and pray that the deliberations and discussions will be useful.

Advent,2013

Today is the beginning of Advent,2013.The season of Advent is a beautiful  time to reflect on the blessings we have received through the presence of Jesus in our life and to offer love and compassion to  all those who meet us in daily life  in this pilgrimage of life. We often speak of fasts and abstinence during this season of  hope and waiting. Following in the footsteps of Pope Francis, living by the thoughts he gives us daily and especially through the words of  the new Apostolic Letter, the Joy of the Gospel,  we have to use this period of Advent that is just breaking open before us , to reflect the pure graciousness of the Lord who offered peace and happiness to all at his birth.

Classmates' Gathering,2013,Mount St.Thomas

About 27 of the classmates gathered on Nov.19 ,13.A time of great laughter, sharing and praying together.last year the turn out was larger---more than 42 turned up.This time, a few of the priests fell sick or had other unavoidable engagements. Bishop Bosco Puthur is seen with the priests.