November 11, 2018
As every year, the province gathered together at Manjummel Amalolbhava Matha Church and thereafter at fathers cemetery to remember the departed members of the province. The day became one of the most important celebrations, with the theme of „ POORVIKAR VITHARIYA VELICHATHIL, ORMAKALIL UNARUNNA SNEHATHIL“ , establishing a deep sentiment of respect for forefathers who ingrained in the mind of the members the true and real path to walk. The day included the celebration of Holy Eucharist presided by Rev. FR. Provincial Augustin Mulloor OCD. The provincial Councilors, fathers, Brothers, sisters, and relatives of deceased were present in the celebration. Rev. Fr. Bosco Correa broke the word of God in which he highlighted the unfailing aims of our predecessors in time of the past, but in respect of the present, that is in respect of ourselves and our situation. Thereafter all visited the tombs of the departed and prayed. The whole celebration was guided and carried by the department of spirituality in the Province.
“Trials are nothing else but the forge that purifies the soul of all its imperfections.”
“May my life be a continual prayer, a long act of love.”
“God gives me courage in proportion to my sufferings. I feel at this moment I couldn’t suffer any more, but I’m not afraid, since if they increase, He will increase my courage at the same time.
“Let nothing disturb you. Let nothing make you afraid. All things are passing. God alone never changes. Patience gains all things. If you have God, you will want for nothing. God alone suffices.”
Faith “is like the feet wherewith the soul journeys to God, and love is the guide that directs it.”
“The endurance of darkness is the preparation for great light.”
“Strive to preserve your heart in peace; let no event of this world disturb it.”
“don’t wait until tomorrow to begin becoming a saint.”
“Let us love, since that is what our hearts were made for.”
“Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.”