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Here begins the season of Advent. It is a period of preparation. We prepare ourselves internally as well as externally for the coming of Christ.

Preparation revolves around the birth of Jesus as a past event- God coming to us as a man.

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CAMILLIAN TASK FORCE UPDATES

The II phase of the CTF mission in Utharakhand at Simlakala Village, Mandawar, in Utharakhand will be completed by the end of July 2014.

Frs. Antony Kunnel and Siby Kaitharan will attend the International...

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The Order of the Ministers of the Infirm began in August 1582 when its Founder Camillus de Lellis had an inspiration to create a group of pious and good men who would serve the sick voluntarily and out of love for God, with the same love a mother has for her only sick child. In 1586, this group obtained the approval of Pope Sixtus V, and in 1591 Pope Gregory XIV gave it the status of an Order with the name ‘Order of the Ministers of the Infirm’, a name chosen by the Founder to indicate that his members should have Christ as their model, who said ‘I have not come to be served, but to serve and to give life’.

Today the Ministers of the Infirm are known throughout the world as Camillians. This Order is made up of priests and brothers who as religious have the same rights and obligations. The priests work mainly in the sphere of spiritual care for the sick and the brothers provide physical care. Besides the common three vows, the members of the Order take a fourth vow to serve the poor sick, even when they are infectious, even at the risk to their own lives. Faithful to this commitment, hundreds of Camillians have died serving the sick infected with plague.

VICE PROVINCE TEAM

Fr. Baby Ellickal, the new Vicar Provincial of Indian Vice Province began to guide the Indian Vice Province along with the new Council Members, Fr. Bijoy Kuliraniyil, Fr. Sojan Koonanickal, Fr. Jaison Narikuzhiyil and Fr. Siby Kaitharan.Fr. Bijoy Kuliraniyil has been elected as the secretary of the Vicar Provincial Council. Fr. Sojan Koonanickal is appointed in charge of Community & Spiritual Life. Formation & Vocation Promotion will be guided by Fr. Jaison Narikuzhiyil. Fr. Siby Kaitharan is appointed in charge of Ministry. The Mission and Finance will be led by Fr. Bijoy Kuliraniyil.

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FORTHCOMING EVENTS & BIRTHDAYS

Events:

1) Bro. Chandan ‘s diocanate on 1st July, 2014 at Jyoti Darsan, Nagpur
2) Bro. Bobit’s diocanate on 9th July, 2014 at St. Camillus Seminary Mananthavady.
3) Superiors Meet will be held on 2nd August, 2014.
4) Formators & Vocation Promoters Meet will be held on 3rd August 2014.
5) Ministry & CTF Coordinaton Committee Meet will be held on 4th August 2014.
6) Bursars’ meet will be held on 5th August 2014.

Birthdays:

07 - Fr. Biju Elanjikkal
14 - Fr. Suresh
15 - Fr. Antony K
21 - Frs. Naveen & Johnson

Feast Days:

03 - Frs. Babychan,
Prakash,
Shibin
Sunil
Br. Bobit
14 - St. Camillus