- March - May 2007
Tertius Ordo Regularis S. Francisci
N. 173March - May 2007
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DI SAN FRANCESCO D’ASSISI
Hearty Congratulations are extended to the New Provincial Team of St.
Francis Province, Italy, consisting of:
Fr. Alessio Maglione: Provincial (re-elected)
Fr. Vittorio Moretti: Vicar Provincial
Fr. Giuseppe Neri: First Councilor
Fr. Alceo Grazaioli: Second Councilor
Fr. Giuseppe Ferdinandi: Third Councilor
Fr. Alfredo Federici: Fourth Councilor
DEI SS. GIOCCHINO ED ANNA
On 14th October, 2006, Brother Giuseppe Gullì, TOR, of Ss.
Giocchino ed Anna, Sicilia, Italia, was ordained a priest S. E.
Mons. Francesco Montenegro.
DE LA INMACULADA CONCEPCIÓN
Perù Solemn Profession
BrotherNicolás Cruz Bartolo, of Peru, he has done Solemn Profession;
Huamachuco27th January 2007.
Perù Sacerdotal Ordination
On 20th April, 2007, Brother Andrés Valdez, TOR, of Peru, was
ordained a priest.
On 13th May, 2007, Brother Fra Carlos Ginés, of Peru, was ordained a
Plenary Council of the Province.
In the month of July of 2007 the Xº Suggestion Complete of the Province will be celebrated.
PROVINCE OF SAINT THOMAS
Kerala:Frs. Jojo Chakkumoottil, Baby Parekkattil & Saji Kizhakekarayil,
Andhra & S.Orissa: Frs. Nicodemus Soren, Joseph Illimoottil & Deacon Mathew
North Orissa, Jharkhand, Chhatisgarh: Fr. Donatus Soreng & Bro. Robert Ekka.
Santhal Areas: Fr. Daniel Kisku, Deacons Raju Raphael Hembrom & Marianus Hansdak.
Sacerdotal Golden Jubilee
Fr. Theodore Baa (20-05-1957)
Sacerdotal Silver Jubilee
Fr. Antony Perunneparambil (16-12-1982)
Fr. Philip Paruvanany(18-12- ..)
Silver Jubilee of Simple Profession
Fr. George Mundamattam
Fr. Manuel Muthumakuzhy
Fr. Joy Padakoottil
Ad multos Annos!
DeaconsMarianus Hansdak and Raju Raphael Hembrom: April 16th at Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Church, Poreyahat, by Most Rev. Kurian Valiakandathil, Bishop of Bhagalpur, at 9 a.m.
Deacon Mathtew Thazhathuveettil: April 24th at St. Mary’s Church, Kanayankavayal, by Most Rev.
Mathew Arackal, Bishop of Kanjirapally, at 2.15 Fr.m.
Marianus Hansdak, TOR Raju Raphael Hembrom, TOR Mathew Thazhathuveettil, TOR
The Annual Province Retreat will be conducted at Franciscan Ashram, Bhagalpur, from October 16th Fr.m. to
21st Fr.m., directed by Fr. Boby, OFM. All the Friars are expected to attend it
PROVINCE OF SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI
SILVER WEDDING OF PROFESSION
of Fr.Anthony Soren, TOR, and Fr. Thomas Kunnel,
SEMINAR FOR PASTORS
A Seminar for Friars in Pastoral Ministry will
be held at Franciscan Ashram, Harmu, from March
28 (9:00 AM) to March 29 (12:00 Noon). Fr.
Varghese Erattamundakal, TOR, will be the
• P. George Mailadil, TOR, ha dato ai
Postulanti in Assisi Bhavan un corso sullaMaturità
della Personalità. P. Aloysius Kattady, TOR,
impartì un corso sullaCostruzione della Comunità.
• La Comunità della Formazione di Dorma il
28 febbraio ha partecipato a Rumtukel, insieme ai
Candidati dei Gesuiti e delle Ursuline di Khunti, in
una giornata di preghiera animata da Fr. Benjamín
Tiru, TOR, Sr. Dorothy, OSU y Fr. Raymond, SJ.
• Fr. Benjamin Tiru, TOR, dal 6-15 marzo ha
diretto l'incontro dei Postulanti della nostra
Provincia insieme ai Postulanti della Provincia di
St. Thomas in Matridham Ashram, Varanasi.
ST JOSEPH’S VICE PROVINCE,
Most Rev. Michael Higgins, Vicar General
arrived in Durban on 26th Nov to make the general
visitation of the vice province and preside over the
provincial chapter and provincial congregation. He
travelled house to house to meet with every friar in
the vice province. During the course of his
visitation he called on to meet with His Eminence
Cardinal Wilfrid Napier OFM of Durban
Archdiocese, Rt. Rev. Barry Wood OMI, Auxiliary
of Durban and Rt. Rev. Pious M. Dlungwane,
Bishop of Mariannhill Diocese. The Ordinaries
expressed to the visitator their appreciation of the
friars serving the people of the respective diocese.
At the end of his mission Fr. Michael was
seen off at Durban Airport by Fathers Anthony
and Kurian on 10th Dec. Congratulations and
best wishes to the New Provincial
Administration of St Joseph’s Vice Province,
South Africa. We assure you our prayers.
Minister Provincial: Fr. Anthony Kudupadam,
Vicar Provincial: Fr. Johannes B. Mngwengwe
Bro. Victor Ngcobo…First Councilor
Bro. Ignatius Dlamini 2nd Councilor
Bro. Calistus Zulu…. Third Councilor
Bro. Jerome Sithole: Local Minister at Kwa St.
Fr. Cosmas Mdladla: Vicar, Econome at Kwa
St. Joseph Friary and Director of Personnel.
Fr. Johannes Mngwengwe: Pastor at Oetting
Mission, Vicar of Phemba Friary
Bro. Angelicus Mchunu: Assistant to Fr.
Johannes at Phemba Friary and Vocation Director.
Bro. Willibald Mzizi: Assistant to Bro. Ignatius.
Fr. Albert Cele: Director of Post Novitiate
Formation and Local Minister at Merrivale Friary.
Bro. Victor Ngcobo: Vicar at Merrivale and
Bro. Seraphicus Nzimande: Local Minister at
Divine Mercy Friary, Hilton and Pastoral Assistant
of St. Ann’s Mission Pophomeni.
Fr. Jude Fernando: Resident Priest at Hilton and
Pastor of Pophomeni.
Bro. Calistus Zulu:Provincial Secretary
DATE & VENUE FIXED
The Silver Jubilee Celebration of the
Vice Province will take place on the
10th Nov. 2007 at Kwa St. Joseph
Friary. Preparations are under way to
mark the event when the Franciscan
Familiars of St. Joseph, FFJ was
officially amalgamated to the Third
Order Regular of St. Francis in 1982.
Bro. Emmanuel Mnelisi Khathi
Bro. Stanley Siyabonga Hlongwa
Bro. Mthokozisi Frederick Madlala
Bro. Peter Paul Nkosi Mkhize
Bro. Benedict Sihla Shozi
Entering the Novitiate:
Bro. Nduduzo Urban Luthuli
Bro. Bhekani Patrick Mdimande
Bro. Bongani Andreas Ncayiya
The Retreat for the above will take place at
the Formation House Verulam from the 2nd
Jan evening till the 7th Jan. Brother Sandile
OFM will direct the retreat.
Renewal of Profession:
Bro. Paulus M Ndlovu
Bro. Vincent DePaul Ntla Dlamini
Bro. Angelicus Domisani Mchunu
Bro. Fortune Khayelihle Mbatha
Bro. Philani Aaron Mdluli
Bro. Isaac Falakhe Nyuswa
VICEPROVINCIA N. S. DI SRI LANKA
On 6th January, 2007, Brother Jude
Asantha Perera TOR was ordained a priest at
St. Mary’s Church, Mattakkuliya. He was
ordained by His Lordship Rt. Rev. Dr. Harold
Anthony Perera, the Bishop of Galle.
Brothers Jerome Fernando and Anthony
Thirimanne were ordained priests on 3rd
Februray, 2007 at grand Street-Negombo by
His Lordship Rt. Rev. Dr. Harold Anthony
Perera, the Bishop of Galle..
DE NOSSA SENHORA APARECIDA
Congratulations and best wishes to the New
Provincial Administration ofNossa Senhora
AparecidaVice Province, Brasil. We assure you
Minister Provincial: Fr.Yves Terral,
Vicar Provincial: Fr.Joao Bosco Colares
Fr.Jair Roberto Pasquali
RESURRECTION IS A GIFT GIVEN TO
EVERYONE THROUGH JESUS CHRIST. BUT
TO RETURN TO THE PRESENCE OF
HEAVENLY FATHER WE MUST FOLLOW
THE TEACHINGS OF CHRIST AND THE
EXAMPLE HE GAVE US WHEN HE SAID
"NO ONE COMETH UNTO THE FATHER BUT
BY ME"(Jn. 14:6)