Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Philadelphia Au. 24-28

The visit to Philadelphia was very short. Went to St.Charles Seminary where the Opope is going to stay during his visit to Philadelphia.
Met the seminarian Bro.Dominic. The seminary and its campus are very impressive.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

75th Birthday

Today ,Aug.22, my 75th birthday is  a day when I have to thank the Lord for the life he has given me until this moment to experience the joy of life.This is the time of life when one retires from official positions in the Church
.I am glad that I can still continue working for the Chruch.I will use the time to double my efforts for the speed of goodness and love through the remaining years of my life. That is what Jesus is asking us to do in life.This is a time when I am totally freed from preoccupations with results and rewards.They have no meaning for me at this time.I have to work freely and move freely.No need of paying to attention to the opinions of people.For a person who has reached this state in life, earthly rewards and approvals have no meaning.
Let me thank the Lord with all my heart, with joy and praise.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Pope's Visit to the U.S

Today's news reports that theta there is  a heavy demand for the seats available in the Congress  at the time when the Holy Father addresses the Congress.ManyCongressmen have already given their only guest ticket to their wives or people close to them.The country is slowly getting geared to his visit.The New Jersey transport authorities are encouraging people to arrive at the place of the gathering by walking.
Will gather all the bits of news in connection with the Pope's visit.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

New Jersey

Reached NY on Aug.8th,Saturday morning.Came to NJ and am at NJ,staying at my nephew's house. The journey was OK.The Customs check was done at Abu dhabi and hence  could arrive at NY without going through the Customs and Immigration formalities.
It is raining here today--Tuesday,Aug.11.

Friday, July 24, 2015

IFCU National Assembly,July13-17,15

Went to Melbourne to attend the 25th IFCU national assembly held at the Australian Catholic University. The meeting was inaugurated at the Cathedral hall and later the inaugural mass was held at St. Patrick's Cathedral. Did participate in workshops focused on Multiculturalism, Spirituality and the Ethical formation of the laity.
Attended the first anniversary of the Syro-Malabar diocese of Melbourne. The ceremony was short and impressive.Church  and civil dignitaries of Melbourne wee present.  Was invited to con-celebrate with Bp.Mar Bosco Puthur. Was also present at the celebration of St.Thomas Day  and gave the homily at the mass.
For the IFCU assembly, there were seven delegates from India.Participating in the Assembly revived the memories of my past association with it.

Monday, November 3, 2014

International Students from India

Indian students form around 15% of the International students.
China sends 25.4% of US's International students
South Korea: 9.5%