Posted on: 3 Apr, 2018

Modified on: 3 Apr, 2018

By Fr. Prem Xalxo SJ

ROME 03 APRIL 2018
Edwin Ritesh Dungdung and Ravi Hemant Kujur, two of our Ranchi Scholastics were ordained Deacons today along with 16 Jesuit Companions from different corners of the world by His Eminence Cardinal Walter Kasper in Gesù Church, Rome. One more companion was already ordained Deacon in Byzantine Rite.

There were 5 Scholastics from South Asian Assistancy – Edwin Ritesh (RNC), Ravi Hemant (RNC), James Kulvi (KHM), Arun John Panackal (DEL) and Noel Ajanthan Jayanathan (SRI). Apart from the family members, friends and well-wishers of the Deacons, a large number of Jesuits from different communities were present to participate in the solemn Ordination Ceremony, which was meticulously planned and executed by the younger community members of the International College of Gesù. The community is blessed with some very good musicians, and hence, the Ordination Ceremony became all the more solemn with the melodious singing by the Scholastics.

After the liturgical celebration, the new Deacons were accorded a warm Swagat. Edwin Ritesh and Ravi Hemant were greeted in traditional tribal way with garlands and Swagat Gaans. An exceptionally large number of Adivasi brothers and sisters had come to participate in the joy of Edwin and Ravi.

Heartfelt Congratulations, Edwin Ritesh and Ravi Hemant, and All the Best for Your future mission!!!!

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