COMING TOGETHER BLESSED BY THE EMINENT GUESTS

Posted on: 8 Aug, 2017

Modified on: 4 Jul, 2017

By Fr. Prem Xalxo SJ

ROME 02.07.2017 On 26 June, Edwin Ritesh and Ravi Hemant successfully completed their second year of theological studies. Along with them, two St. Anne’s Sisters too finished their exams on the same day. Sr. Anupa Mariam Kujur completed her three years’ Licentiate studies in Canon Law, whereas Sr. Cordial Bara completed her first year of Philosophical studies. Apart from that there were two birthdays – Biju Sebastian on 28 June and Sanjay Dilip on 01 July. The first day of July was proposed as the possible date of celebrating the successful conclusion of the Academic Year and two birthdays.
The small group of adivasi brothers and sisters still waiting for the holidays was blessed by the presence of His Eminence Cardinal Telesphore P. Toppo and His Lordship Vincent Barwa, Bishop of Simdega. Both of them graciously accepted our cordial invitation to join us in our celebration. Ravi Hemant, Edwin Ritesh, Edwin Dang and Biju Sebastian took extra care of barbeque and other dishes on the terrace of Gregorian University. Mata Alma, Superior of St. Anne’s Sisters in Rome and Sr. Pramila Ekka BS from Orissa prepared special dishes for our eminent guests. His Eminence and His Lordship shared some important current news and views from Ranchi.
On the same day, the joyous news of the appointment of Archbishop Luis Ladaria as the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith was announced. He is the member of the Gregorian Community. He heartily obliged to join the group for a photo session. Our illustrious guests exhorted us to dedicate our full time and energy to the mission entrusted to each one of us here in Rome. A timely exhortation, indeed!

PHOTO:
1. H.EM. CARDINAL TELESPHORE P. TOPPO AND H.L. BISHOP VINCENT BARWA WITH MONS. LUIS LADARDIA
2. SMALL GROUP OF ADIVASI BROTHERS AND SISTERS ALONG WITH THE EMINENT GUESTS

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