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India - Mangalore, Jan 29, 2019

Mangalore: 20 years dedicated to formation and evangelization

For twenty years now, Betharram has been present at Maria Kripa, Mangalore (India). An online journal of Mangalore has just devoted two long articles to this anniversary and to the presence of our religious among the local population.

Mangalore: 20 years dedicated to formation and evangelization

Initially founded for the formation of seminarians, the community of Mangalore he is increasingly involved in evangelization in urban areas. Today the charism of St. Michael Garicoïts spreads through celebrations and parish missions. The young theology students make the experience of pastoral ministry, as in the center "White Doves", a center for socially disadvantaged children and a retirement home for the elderly.

To celebrate these twenty years of presence, the community, which is currently composed of three fathers and twenty seminarians, took the opportunity of the visit of the Superior General to organize a ceremony under the aegis of Fr. Arul SCJ, Vicar Regional, and celebrate the event with many parishioners and friends.

Thus, on January 21st, a Thanksgiving Mass was celebrated, presided over by the new Bishop of Mangalore, Mgr. Peter Paul Saldanha. Fr. Gustavo Agín SCJ, Superior General, Fr. Enrico Frigerio SCJ, Regional Superior, and many other Betharramite and diocesan priests participated in the celebration.

The new house of formation, inaugurated on 10 September 2014, was dressed up for the feast. After the mass, the youths linked to our community offered biblical performances, dances and pantomime to all the guests: in the first row were the Sisters of the Apostolic Carmel who, in 1999, made available to the religious of Betharram the house of Maria Kripa. Also many lay people, parishioners and diocesan priests, were invited to the festivities.

The ceremony, placed under the sign of gift and gratitude, marked a strong moment of sharing in joy and in the promise of a fruitful future. Forward! Ad multos annos! With an open heart, ready to receive and full of gratitude!

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Nef is the official bulletin of the Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Betharram.
Nef is edited by the General Council.

You can read the NEF by going to the appropriate section of the portal, which also contains the archive of recent years.

Below you find the last three issues ...