Saturday, September 24, 2016

Happy Feast to Padre Pio Murat......General Councillor......

 Yesterday we celebrated the feast day of Padre Pio Murat.....in the morning he celebrated Mass and preached a very touching homily on the witnesses of Padre Pio.....he had met some of the friars who lived with Padre St. Pio.....they shared their personal experiences of the saint.....they all said that he was a very human person.....he would laugh, crack few jokes and take some friars for a ride.....he would never harm or hurt anyone.......

 We wished Padre Pio Murat in the afternoon.....with songs and hugs.....we had an aperitivo in his honor......he too is very human and likes to joke around and.....a good singer......too

 The dinner was special with Swiss Racklet .......cheese that is melted on fire and then served with boiled potatoes ......a very popular dish here in this part of the world....


 We then had a long recreation.....we sang songs from different countries, languages and culture....what an evening unforgettable one........

 Padre Raffaele is very modern.....he came with his tablet and online.....he would search some very popular and famous songs of Italy....it was a great treat.....he even became Maestro.....of music....look he is conducting the choir.......

 Our stay here in Bigorio will end today and then we will be on our way to Rome....we felt at home....Br. General Minister had arranged everything for our good and comfortable stay....he would every now then ask whether we were ok and fine, if needed something ......wow it was very fraternal and that made our stay more comfortable......

 How can we forget Luciano and Gabriella ....friends of Br. General Minister.......he makes these musical instruments....and plays too......it is made out of a special wood...

Friday, September 23, 2016

Eucharist in the Parish Church of General Minister


 Praised be You my Lord through our Sister,
Mother Earth
who sustains and governs us,
producing varied fruits with coloured flowers and herbs.
Praise be You my Lord through those who grant pardon for love of You and bear sickness and trial.
Blessed are those who endure in peace, By You Most High, they will be crowned.
Praised be You, my Lord through Sister Death,
from whom no-one living can escape. Woe to those who die in mortal sin! Blessed are they She finds doing Your Will.
No second death can do them harm. Praise and bless my Lord and give Him thanks,
And serve Him with great humility.
 We concelebrated the Mass.......

 Beautiful altar and Sanctuary....