BEGINNING THE MONTH OF SPIRITUAL PREPARATION FOR THE WORLD GRATITUDE DAY 2015

10431551_10155362646365646_6009082917990405769_nTODAY WE BEGIN ONE MONTH OF SPIRITUAL PREPARATION FOR THE WORLD GRATITUDE DAY 2015  (March 26 – April 26), WHICH WILL BE CELEBRATED THIS YEAR AT COCHABAMBA, BOLIVIA, ON 25-26, APRIL. “Grow and flourish with the young where God wants us” is the theme.

The LOGO is represented by the national flower of Bolivia, the Kantuta, a flower that is 14715_811572572224785_4861493284391355399_nalready sacred for the Incas. It blossoms in the winter, even in arid regions, overcoming adversity. It is the flower of reconciliation and of hope. Its twisted branches are like many cordial embraces.
The colours of the Kantuta, besides giving rise to the colours of the Bolivian flag, are the sign of love and fraternity and have a special significance:
• Red says handing over, entrustment, and courageous generosity
• Yellow expresses the joy of being with the poor and needy
• Green is the sign of hope that invites to reconciliation.
In the LOGO are seen two open hands that express the international and intercultural character of the Institute, with the attitude of going out to the periphery in the spirit of the words of Mary to Don Bosco, Take care of them. They are my children! The image of the Virgin recalls her presence in the life of the Institute and in that of the Bolivian people.
The Biblical text chosen, “Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish” (Psalm 92: 14), proclaims the meaning of our presence in the house of the Lord.

13704_811575598891149_5842012196997194426_nSpecial prayers for our beloved Mother Yvonne Reungoat. With great Joy, Love and Wishes we look forward to this great celebration. We say thanks to La Madre for the many sacrifices she and the General Council of the Institute make on our behalf. With the Educating Community members, the young and the Sisters we greet her with great affection and Joy. Thanking her for everything, especially for guiding us through her deep insights and thoughts inviting us to the highest goals of Salesian Sanctity.

 

 

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We rejoice, congratulate and celebrate the great AWARDS

Sr.Teresa Joseph FMASR. TERESA JOSEPH FMA, along with          Fr. Jayapalan Raphael sdb and Fr. Gilbert Choondal sdb, members of the Salesian Family were honured by the 27th Plenary Assembly of Sr.Teresa Joseph Awardsthe Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI) for their contribution for the drawing up of the National Catechetical Directory of India.The honour was accorded on the occasion of the release of this first National Catechetical Directory of India. Congrats! Thank you for this precious treasure. We are proud of you.

 

Sr.Philo AwardsSR. PHILOMENA B. D’SOUZA was awarded by Oswald Cardinal Gracias, Archbishop of Bombay at a special programme entitled “SHE and HE”, an evening of music, dance and drama organized by the Sr.philoArchdiocesan Women’s Commission at St. Stanislaus School grounds, Bandra-Mumbai.  She was esteemed for the work done by her in the field of women empowerment in the Archdiocese. Congrats! We are proud of you.

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Auxilium School Pali BandraAUXILIUM HIGH SCHOOL, PALI BANDRA, was awarded as the Greenest School for 2014-15 at the Green School Campaign Awards 2014-15 ceremony.
Congratulations dearest Sr. Jacintha, Community, Teachers and students of AUXILIUM, PALI BANDRA for this wonderful award once again this year. We are proud of you. Keep it up !!! God bless you.

 

Auxilium Lonavla AwardsAUXILIUM HIGH SCHOOL, LONAVLA  received the First Runner-up Award at the Green School Campaign Awards 2014-15 ceremony.  Congratulations dearest Sr. Susan, Community, Teachers and students of  AUXILIUM, LONAVLA for this wonderful award you received this year. God bless you all. We are proud of you. Keep it up !!! God Bless you.

We turn to St. Joseph with confidence

wwWhen Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took his wife into his home.
— Matthew 1:24

St. Joseph was chosen by God to be the foster father of Jesus, the most pure spouse of Mary ever Virgin, and the head of the holy family. He is Christ’s Vicar as the heavenly patron and protector of the Church founded by Christ. With great confidence we implore his powerful assistance for the whole Church. Protect in a special manner, with true fatherly love, the Pope, all bishops, priests and religious and all the Christians. Be the protector of all who labor for souls amid the trials and tribulations of this life, and grant that all peoples of the world may follow Christ and the Church He founded.  We come to St. Joseph, in our sore distress. When so many of our  Christians brethren are suffering
because of their faith. Mindful of the dutiful affection that bound him to the immaculate Virgin Mother of God, and of the fatherly love with which you cherish the Child Jesus, he will lovingly watch over the heritage that Jesus Christ purchased with His blood, and by your powerful intercession help us in our urgent need.

May the Most powerful Guardian of the Holy Family St. Joseph, protect the chosen race of Jesus Christ; and may the most loving father and diligent  protector, St. Joseph drive far from us, every pest of error and corrupting sin. From his place in heaven, graciously come to our aid in this conflict with the power of darkness, and as of old he delivered the Child Jesus from supreme peril of life, so now may he defend the holy Church of God from the snares of her enemies and from all adversity.

St. Joseph pray for us, our families, our Country, our World  and for our Holy Mother Church.

Madha TV programme – Youth and Media

     

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        Media plays an extensive role in an individual’s daily life. With the advent of advanced technology, there has been a drastic shift in our lifestyle. Youngsters are very much into and influenced by Media. It was a joyful occasion to get young people from St. Francis Xavier Anglo Indian Higher School for “EZHU OLI VEESU” programme on youth for Madha TV. There were three episodes to discuss about

Influence of Media and how to use it positively

It was the first episode and the youngsters in their discussion brought out varied points about the wider networks and greater learning social opportunities, social confidence, and support that the media offers, also the need to train oneself to be conscious of the proper usage of Media.

The second episode was shot on ‘Film songs and Youth’. Good songs can educate and inspire us, but there are many songs that can mislead our emotions and make us less creative’ said the students.
The third episode was on ‘Student’s Stress and Useful Strategies’. Proper time management and conflict resolution skills can help us to manage our stress, the students said.

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It was a greater chance to expose the talents and the ideas of enthused youngsters. Programme organizer Mr. Magimai Pragasam National member of Signis Asia and Director at Centre for Communication and Mind Management aroused greater interest with his wonderful questions. Sr. Rajendran Thimena Celine- Media Co-ordiator urged the youth to be proactive and be responsible digital citizens as they are the digital natives of this era.

Sr. Rajendran Thimena Celine – INM