Sunday, June 25, 2017

God's Greatness and goodness!!!!!!!

Bishop Thomas Dabre of Bassein Diocese visited and had lunch with us in the Curia....he has ordained many Capuchins of our Province and a good friend of the Capuchins......he is a Theologian and has been a professor in Pune for number of years......

Before we departed from Monterosso...a photo with Fr. Renato....

Mr.Michael from my place....celebrated his 70th birthday here in Rome....we dinned with him in an Indian restaurant

All of us somehow pass judgments on others, whether verbalized or simply in our minds. We are fond of comparing people with ourselves and with others.
     In the Gospel reading Jesus tells us not to make judgments on others; and, if we do, to be ready to be judged in the same measure we judge others.
     As a matter of right only God may judge other people. In God's greatness and goodness, he forgives rather than judges.
In the Gospel story about the woman caught in adultery, the Jewish leaders wanted to see what Jesus would do.  Rather than judge and punish her, Jesus wisely says, "Let anyone among you who has no sin be the first to throw a stone at her." One by one the accusers went away, starting with the elders. (Jn 8:1- 11)
     It takes personal good will, effort and prayer to avoid making hasty  judgments on others.  Let us look  at the example of Jesus who  inspires  us with  his wisdom and mercy, who shows love and kindness to all.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Happy Feast of John the Baptist......Good bye Monterosso

 A Week gone by so fast....could not even imagine.....it was a great experience here, the paradise on earth
 with sadness we are leaving the place as we have finished one week of our council meeting and returning to Curia for another week of council meeting followed by New Provincials meeting at Frascati in the first week of July
 The General Minister Mauro....thanks Fr. Renato who looked after us so well....made our stay more comfortable and fraternal...the friary is on the top of the mountain and all things are to be purchased from plain....it is a tedious job....fr. Renato served us with million dollar smile and generous heart....God bless you dear Renato....

 He himself would cook and then he would explain how the dish was prepared!!!!

Lord shall we build the tents here? Pio seems to be saying that......no one is willing to depart from here.....all sad but rejuvenated with spirit and vigour....
 Fr. Renato celebrated Mass for us all this morning...





 The Capuchin Friary on the top of Mounterosso!!!!!!