Sunday, January 3, 2016

Opening the Door of Mercy at the Chapel,Mt.St.Thomas

The Cardinal opened the Door of Mercy at the Chapel Mt.St.Thomas on Dec.10,15. Bp.Mar Thomas Elavanal and myself were the con -
celebrants with the Cardinal.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Recollections and Reflections

My new book "Recollections and Reflections" was published on Nov.28 by Cardinal Mar George Alancherry at the Catholic Students' Convention held at Mount St.Thomas.The first copy was given by the Cardinal to Mar Andrews Thazhath, the Archbishop of Trichur.
The book deals with my years at S.B.College and the  years of stay in Washington D.C. as well as in Chicago.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Catholic Students Convention

All the office bearers of the Catholic students organizations were invited to gather at Mount St.Thomas on Nov.28.More than 180 people attended.The purpose was to motivate them to become more committed to their faith as well as to their studies.Cardinal Mar George Alancherry inaugurated the meeting.

Philadelphia Au. 24-28

The visit to Philadelphia was very short. Went to St.Charles Seminary where the P
ope 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.