Newsletter "Communicationes" - March - May 2007
 

Communicationes TOR

Tertius Ordo Regularis S. Francisci

N. 173 March - May 2007

ITALIAN, SPANISH, ENGLISH, PORTUGUESE, AND CROATIAN

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PROVINCIA

DI SAN FRANCESCO D’ASSISI

(Italia)

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

PROVINCIA

DEI SS. GIOCCHINO ED ANNA

Sicilia (Italia)

SACERDOTAL ORDINATION

On 14th October, 2006, Brother Giuseppe Gullì, TOR, of Ss.

Giocchino ed Anna, Sicilia, Italia, was ordained a priest S. E.

Mons. Francesco Montenegro.

PROVINCIA

DE LA INMACULADA CONCEPCIÓN

(España)

Perù Solemn Profession

Brother Nicolás Cruz Bartolo, of Peru, he has done Solemn Profession;

Huamachuco 27th 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

priest.

Plenary Council of the Province.

In the month of July of 2007 the Xº Suggestion Complete of the Province will be celebrated.

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PROVINCE OF SAINT THOMAS

(India)

 

VOCATION PROMOTERS

Kerala: Frs. Jojo Chakkumoottil, Baby Parekkattil & Saji Kizhakekarayil,

Andhra & S.Orissa: Frs. Nicodemus Soren, Joseph Illimoottil & Deacon Mathew

Thazhathuveettil.

North Orissa, Jharkhand, Chhatisgarh: Fr. Donatus Soreng & Bro. Robert Ekka.

Santhal Areas: Fr. Daniel Kisku, Deacons Raju Raphael Hembrom & Marianus Hansdak.

OUR JUBILARIANS

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!

SACERDOTAL ORDINATIONS

Deacons Marianus 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.

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Marianus Hansdak, TOR Raju Raphael Hembrom, TOR Mathew Thazhathuveettil, TOR

Province Retreat:

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

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PROVINCE OF SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI

(Ranchi, India)

SILVER WEDDING OF PROFESSION

of Fr.Anthony Soren, TOR, and Fr. Thomas Kunnel,

TOR.

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

Resource Person.

• P. George Mailadil, TOR, ha dato ai

Postulanti in Assisi Bhavan un corso sulla Maturità

della Personalità. P. Aloysius Kattady, TOR,

impartì un corso sulla Costruzione 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 JOSEPHS VICE PROVINCE,

SOUTH AFRICA

Visitation

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

Councilors:

Bro. Victor Ngcobo…First Councilor

Bro. Ignatius Dlamini 2nd Councilor

Bro. Calistus Zulu…. Third Councilor

New Assignments

Bro. Jerome Sithole: Local Minister at Kwa St.

Joseph Friary.

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

Province Econome

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.

Professions

Final Profession:

Bro. Emmanuel Mnelisi Khathi

Bro. Stanley Siyabonga Hlongwa

Simple Profession:

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

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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

(Sri Lanka)

SACERDOTAL ORDINATIONS

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..

VICEPROVINCIA

DE NOSSA SENHORA APARECIDA

(BRASIL)

Congratulations and best wishes to the New

Provincial Administration of Nossa Senhora

Aparecida Vice Province, Brasil. We assure you

our prayers.

Minister Provincial: Fr. Yves Terral,

Vicar Provincial: Fr. Joao Bosco Colares

Councilors: :

Fr. Faustino Fernandes

Fr. Alain Hevin

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)

 

 

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