Friday, July 15, 2016

French Tourists,Dec.5,16

A group of tourists from a parish in Paris came with their Pastors and stayed here at mt.St.Thomas.This morning they were present at the mass celebrated by the Cardinal.They left after breakfast.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Cardinal Timothy Dolan at Mount St.Thomas

Cardinal Timothy Dolan was given a reception at Mount St.Thomas on July 13. I was asked to welcome him.The Cardinal felt very happy in our midst.The Major Archbishop Card Mar George Alencherry also introduced him to the the inmates of the house. Before coming here, he was welcomed at the Archbishop's house,Ekm.There was a meeting with the media there. He went from there to visit Vallarpadom Basilica and St.George's Church,Edappally and then later in the evening , went to meet the students at the Mangalpuzha seminary. I was also at the airport to receive him on July 12th evening along with Fr.Jose Chiramel.

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.