February 4, 2018
“Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him” (Col 3:17)
Jyotir Bhavan celebrated Institute’s Day, “JYOTIR GAMAYA” on Friday 2nd February 2018. The Solemn Eucharistic celebration was at 05 PM, sisters lead the celebrants through the welcome dance to the altar of the abode of light and the chief celebrant was Rev. Dr. Antony Ponvelil OCD, the First Councillor of Manjummel Province. Priests hailing from different communities of Manjummel Province and different Congregations and Parishes were present for it. All the brought ups of JB were invited and our neighboring religious communities and all the well wishers too. The Eucharistic celebration was concluded with the vote of thanks by Fr. Thomas Marottikaparambil, the President of the Institute. After the table fellowship the participants retraced their steps to the auditorium for a cultural programme. The colourfully decked stage and relevant programme made the day jubilant. The students from Spirituality and Theology courses exposed their hidden talents on the stage. Rev. Fr. Antony Ponvelil released “JAGAT JYOTI” the Jyotir Bhavan bulletin. Around three hundred people jointed the Institute for the function.
“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.”