I am here to share my 25th years of Priestly life which will contribute something to your life too. For me Latin Language became very helpful for my studied as well as to learn other languages. I am the real product of St. Charles Seminary because I did both Philosophy and Theology here. Happy and Lucky years were those time when I spent in St. Charles. I took all my responsibilities well and went ahead to become priest. After ordination also, I took all my transfers very well and my companions to help me a lot. In life, I also fell but I was helped a lot by Arch Bishop Abraham. At times, I too thought that I am sinner and others are Saints. But, I have learnt to say now, “Do not do what you do not want them to do to you.”
Saturday, February 27, 2010
St Charle’s seminary sends the students of theology for the pastoral ministry. The twenty students of the third year theology were sent to Matritham Ashram,
. Fr. Anil Dev I.M.S. is the superior of Matritham Ashram. He welcomed us to his Ashram with great hospitality. There are around 25 ashramites serving in the Ashram as staff and non staff. Thousands of Christu bhaktas gather together for prayer service of healing on Sundays. Varanasi
We were sent two by two by the Ashram to different villages for six days. Each one had a wonderful experience of witnessing the faith of Christu bhaktas for Lord Jesus Christ. Since we were sent by the Ashram, Christu bhaktas had great respect and concern for us. We used to conduct prayer service in different villages. The most wonderful thing is that their faith in Jesus Christ and the Word of God is tremendous. They relate their every activity to the person of Christ Jesus, because they have encountered Christ Jesus in some way the other.
We also had Ashram experience, in a sense staying in the Ashram as ashramite. Matritham Ashram is a place of calm and quiet. We had three days of retreat by Fr. Vincent.
We also had a talk on evangelization by Fr. Vincent. On Christmas day, thousands of people specially the people of other faith came to celebrate the birth of Jesus. On this occasion, we rendered our valuable services for the success of the celebration.
On Christmas season, we were sent to Mughal Saray to help the church. Five of our brothers got chance to pray over the sick people and controlling the crowds, for thousands of devotees visit the Christmas Crib. We also had an experience of Christmas Mela in cathedral of
. The Chrismas. The Christmas Mela in cathedral consist of varieties of presentations such as exhibition of Bible story through technical equipments, varieties of stalls etc. thousands of people mostly the people of other faith came to be the part of the Christmas Mela. We had a beautiful occasion to tell the story of Jesus to them and also helping the committee in various ways for the smooth function of the Christmas Mela. Varanasi
We also had
darshan arranged by Matritham Ashram. We visited the Varanasi Ganges, the holy place of Hindus and Buddhist place where the Lord Buddha had preached. We departed from Matritham Ashram on 1st of January 2010.