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Vocation promotion in Vietnam

Vocation promotion in Vietnam

On January 6, the solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, Fr Albert Sa-at Prathansantiphong SCJ, priest-in-charge of the community of Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), shared a significant moment with the family of a student - present in our community for vocational discernment - and some parishioners.

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NEF January 2020

NEF January 2020

“We go out, in community, to meet life in the margins”. «The Betharramite is either a missionary, or he is not. We are all conscious that any mission answers a call, a sending. It is not only a personal taste, but a Fiat Voluntas Dei, an adhesion to God’s will.» (Fr. Tobia Sosio SCJ)

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The Vicariate of Thailand starts the new year on an upbeat note…

The Vicariate of Thailand starts the new year on an upbeat note…

On January 9, in Ban Betharram, Chiang Mai, the religious of the Vicariate of Thailand gathered for their traditional monthly meeting.

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The celebration of Pongal, the harvest festival

The celebration of Pongal, the harvest festival

The community of Betharram Formation House, Mangalore, celebrated the harvest festival (called Pongal) of Tamil Nadu on 15th January 2020 in the presence of Rev. Fr. Arul Gnana Prakash SCJ, the Regional Vicar of India and Rev. Fr. Vipin SCJ the Scholastic Master.

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In memoriam ...

In memoriam ...

On 30 January, in Kalaguera (Ivory Coast) Mr. Coulibaly Pegnon André, father of Br Gilbert Coulibaly SCJ (of the community of “St Michael” of Bouar - Central African Republic) has died. He was 80 years old.

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An Archbishop comes to call

An Archbishop comes to call

On Thursday 16 January Archbishop Bernard Longley came to The Friary Olton for a mass of thanksgiving.

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The new Board of Directors of the "Au Cœur du monde" Association has been elected

The new Board of Directors of the "Au Cœur du monde" Association has been elected

The "Au cœur du monde" Association, which is an expression of the religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Betharram, is an association which aims to help and support the mission of religious of Betharram both in France and abroad, in favor of the poorest people, providing them with both spiritual and material help.

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Significant event for the Vicariate of India

Significant event for the Vicariate of India

Rev. Fr. Enrico Frigerio SCJ, The Regional Superior of St. Miriam Region, visited Betharram Formation House, Mangalore, from 28th January 2020 to 30th January 2020. As part of his visitation, there was a monthly recollection in the community. During the homily Fr. Enrico SCJ mainly emphasized on the theme “Going out of oneself: the first requisite for going on mission.” He encouraged everyone in the community to go forward as a community for mission that is entrusted to us. One must cultivate his own interest and desire in rendering the service to the church.

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“Amici” n. 33 - February 2020

“Amici” n. 33 - February 2020

It was published the new edition of the bulletin of the Association "Amici", for the missionary animation of the Vicariate of Italy.

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R.I.P.

R.I.P.

Yesterday, February 8, we received the sad news of the death of Fr. Gilbert Koffi Kouman, a priest of the Ivory Coast, formerly a Betharramite religious. He died of cardiac arrest. He was 54 years old.

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Snapshots of the life of the Vicariate

Snapshots of the life of the Vicariate

On 4th February 2020, 8 of our brothers (3 from Vietnam & 5 from India) entered joyously into Postulancy. Rev. Fr. Enrico Frigerio SCJ, the Regional Superior of St. Miriam Region, prepared them with a recollection talk, adoration and the sacrament of Reconciliation.

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NEF February 2020

NEF February 2020

“We go out in community to meet life and the various peripheries with a simple style, which implies joy, humble availability, responsibility and industriousness.” (Fr. Gustavo Agín scj)

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Meeting of Superiors and Bursars in the Vicariate of France-Spain

Meeting of Superiors and Bursars in the Vicariate of France-Spain

A meeting of the Superiors and Bursars of the community of the Vicariate of France-Spain took place on Thursday 20 February in the “Our Lady of Betharram" community.

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In memoriam…

In memoriam…

On February 24rd, the brother of Fr Alberto Pensa SCJ, of the community of Ban Pong - Phayao (Vicariate of Thailand), Mr. Paolino Pensa died suddenly at the age of 79, at Lierna (Italy).

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In memoriam…

In memoriam…

We know that on February 10, Mr Borghetti Egidio, brother of Fr Livio Borghetti SCJ, of the community of Albiate (Vicariate of Italy) passed away at the age of 94, in Rho (Milan - Italy).

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Canonical visit of the Superior General to the Vicariate of the Holy Land

Canonical visit of the Superior General to the Vicariate of the Holy Land

Fr. Gustavo Agín SCJ, Superior General, began his official visits to Region of St. Michael Garicoïts from the Vicariate of the Holy Land (1- 12 February).

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“Betharramitas” No. 1 - February/March 2020

“Betharramitas” No. 1 - February/March 2020

You can read online the No. 1 (February/March 2020) of the magazine of the Vicariate of Argentina-Uruguay “Betharramitas”.

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Calamuchita 2020

Calamuchita 2020

As every year, before plunging into their activities, the religious of the Vicariate of Argentina-Uruguay are planning a meeting for reflection, prayer and togetherness.

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The Cardinal pays a visit  to the Betharramite Parish of Bimbo (RCA)

The Cardinal pays a visit to the Betharramite Parish of Bimbo (RCA)

On March 1, the first Sunday of Lent, the Cardinal of Bangui, Mgr. Dieudonné Nzapalainga, visited the new parish "Notre Dame de la Visitation" entrusted to the pastoral care of the Congregation.

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Vicariate Assembly Based on the Theme of this Year: Going out in community, to meet the life in the margins.

Vicariate Assembly Based on the Theme of this Year: Going out in community, to meet the life in the margins.

On 2nd, 3rd and 4th of March 2020, the Members of the Vicariate of England gathered together at Shallowford Retreat House in Stone to hold the Vicariate Assembly.

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NEF March 2020

NEF March 2020

“Let us help to reform and renew the missionary sense of the whole life and activity of the Church. Let us do it with the testimony of happy religious, bearers of salvation, so that the world may believe in the proclamation and sanctify itself: just as Saint Michael Garicoïts wanted it. Let us plant and water. As for the rest...., as always: the Lord will do it.” (Fr. Gustavo Agín scj)

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“Subjected to every kind of hardship but never distressed” (2 Cor 4:8)

“Subjected to every kind of hardship but never distressed” (2 Cor 4:8)

The serious situation that the covid-19 has triggered starting from the eastern parts of the world, is progressively and inexorably reaching all the countries of the planet.

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On the feast of St. Joseph…

On the feast of St. Joseph…

On the occasion of the feast of St. Joseph, Father Gustavo Agín scj, Superior General, sent a letter to the communities and families...

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In memoriam…

In memoriam…

On March 19, at the age of 92 years, Mr. Pietro Pensa, brother of Fr Alberto Pensa (community of Ban Pong - Phayao, Vicariate of Thailand) died in Lierna (Lecco - Italia).

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St.Patrick's Day in Nottingham

St.Patrick's Day in Nottingham

On 17th March we celebrated St.Patrick's Day Mass at Our Lady and St.Patrick Church, The Meadows Nottingham.

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R.I.P.

R.I.P.

This morning Terence Gerard Sheridan (1935-2020) died at home in Glastonbury Southwest England.

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"How marvellous are the works of God! How beautiful life is when we think of the wondrous things That are truly His”

"How marvellous are the works of God! How beautiful life is when we think of the wondrous things That are truly His”

Yes by the grace of God and his great love. We Betharram Fathers started a new mission in Assam Simaluguri village Pramila. The aim of our mission is to educate the new generation in Christ.

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In memoriam…

In memoriam…

Today we received the news that Mrs Clotilde Silvero, 87 years, sister of Mgr. Claudio Silvero SCJ, Betharramite Bishop and Emeritus Auxiliary of Encarnación, passed away.

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R.I.P.

R.I.P.

April 9 - Early this morning, Holy Thursday, Feast of Priesthood, Fr Celeste Perlini SCJ has died. He was 90 years of age and 71 years of religious life.

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NEF April 2020

NEF April 2020

“The encounter with the Risen One who makes fears disappear. His Spirit burns in our hearts and propels us to mission. Behold the Son is coming, to do the will of God: “He is the Lord.” It is the dawn of a new time. Christ breaks through the walls of our unbelief and brings us Peace.” (Fr. Gustavo Agín scj)

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“Il Mosaico” n. 1 - 2020

“Il Mosaico” n. 1 - 2020

It was published the new edition of the bulletin “Il Mosaico", newspaper of solidarity, spirituality and culture of the Betharramite Association “Il Mosaico" of the Vicariate of Italy.

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Renewed of the vows in India…

Renewed of the vows in India…

On April 7, 2020 on the third day of the Annual Retreat of the Maria Kripa Community (Mangalore) , Br.Pobitro and Be.Avinash renewed their vows of Chastity Poverty and Obedience into the hands of Fr Pascal, delegated by the Regional Superior.

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R.I.P.

R.I.P.

Today, Thursday 23 April, after a long illness, Fr Angelo Pajno SCJ has made his final "Here I am” and went back to the Lord. Fr Angelo was 88 years of age and 68 years of religious life. He was a member of the community of “St Michael” of Albavilla (Vicariate of Italy).

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In memoriam…

In memoriam…

On April 29, Mr. Paolo Franchi (aged 64), Fr. Giuseppe Franchi's brother, of the community of Ponte a Elsa (Vicariate of Italy), returned to the house of the Father.

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In memoriam ...

In memoriam ...

On April 27, Mr. Marc Girard, former director of the college of Limoges, passed away.

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“Amici” n. 34 - May 2020

“Amici” n. 34 - May 2020

It was published the new edition of the bulletin of the Association "Amici", for the missionary animation of the Vicariate of Italy.

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 Novena for the feast of St Michael Garicoits

Novena for the feast of St Michael Garicoits

As a preparation for the upcoming feast of St. Michael Garicoits (May 14), the Vicariate of France-Spain has released a text for the celebration of the novena.

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NEF May 2020

NEF May 2020

“Good Father Garicoits lived fascinated by a Jesus who freely gave his divine life to humanity and did so without reservation, without wasting time, without turning back, …continuously and for love. Mystic of the heart of Jesus, he drank from his open side, and taught his own followers to do the same, so that when evangelising, the stream of the water of Life would arise in the mission countries.” (Fr. Gustavo Agín scj)

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Renewal of vows

Renewal of vows

On May 13, three of our brothers renewed their religious vows in the formation house of Ban Garicoits, Sampran (Vicariate of Thailand).

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Feast of St Michael Garicoïts in the world...

Feast of St Michael Garicoïts in the world...

The feast of St Michael Garicoïts, on 14 May 2020, in spite of the lockdown due to the pandemic, was nevertheless full of ideas and initiatives.

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Come Holy Spirit and renew our hearts!

Come Holy Spirit and renew our hearts!

Dear Betharramite fathers and brothers, We do not have a liturgical feast yet to celebrate the Venerable Fr Auguste Etchecopar scj. This Saturday, May 30, we remember the 190th anniversary of his birth at Saint Palais

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In Memoriam...

In Memoriam...

On May 28th, Mr. Andreas Marak, 61, Br Johnny Marak father, of the community of formation of Mangalore (India) died suddenly.

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In memoriam…

In memoriam…

Let's be united in prayer along with Fr. Arun Kano scj, who lost his beloved dad, Joseph Doobau Kano who was born on March 2, 1926 and passed away on May 29, 2020. May his soul rest in peace!

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Back on the road…

Back on the road…

After months of "lockdown" caused by Covid-19, the Vicariates of Europe start again to take small steps by organizing the first meetings of the Vicariate Councils.

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Novena for the solemnity of the Sacred Heart

Novena for the solemnity of the Sacred Heart

Rome June 10 - We have received and make available to all of you, a novena for the solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, celebrated on the 19th of June.

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Vicariate Assembly in Thailand

Vicariate Assembly in Thailand

On June 11, the religious of Thailand held the Vicariate Assembly.

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Novena for the solemnity of the Sacred Heart in Italian and Spanish

Novena for the solemnity of the Sacred Heart in Italian and Spanish

Rome June 10 - We make available to all of you, a novena for the solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in the two remaining versions: Italian and Spanish.

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NEF June 2020

NEF June 2020

“Get each of our members to say this prayer for forty days to Our Lord Jesus Christ for the Society.

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Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus 2020.

Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus 2020.

The Sacred Heart Fathers and Brothers of Betharram, English Vicariate organised a live streamed, virtual novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus from 11th of June 2020 to 19th of June 2020 our parishes in England, that we are serving at present. The texts were selected by the Novices of the Region Saint Michale Garicoits. The Novena was concluded with the Holy Mass on 19th of June, in the Parish Church Saint Catherine of Alexandria and Sacred Heart at Droitwich.

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Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Bangalore

Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Bangalore

On 19th June 2020 was another memorable day in the life of the community as we celebrated the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

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Snapshots of the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Italy

Snapshots of the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Italy

On June 19, the Vicariate of Italy, like other Vicariates in the Congregation, celebrated the Feast of the Scared Heart.

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Vocational promotion in Brazil

Vocational promotion in Brazil

Serrinha (Bahia), June 22 - The Betharramite community on a mission to the Dioceses of Serrinha (Bahia), welcomed two young aspirants for a few days of experience: João Francisco Silva de Jesus and Ademir dos Santos Santana.

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...My never-ending thank you!

...My never-ending thank you!

On 25 June, Fr Andrea Antonini scj, of the community of Albiate,the eldest of the Betharramite religious in the Vicariate of Italy, celebrated the 70th anniversary of his priestly ordination.

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Canonical visit of the Superior General to the Vicariate of France and Spain Jul 04, 2020 - Jul 27, 2020 — Vicariate of France and Spain
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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.

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