Il 15 agosto si ricorda in India il giorno dell'indipendenza dal Governo Britannico, ottenuta nel 1947. Anche i bambini del Rogationist Academy di Aluva hanno organizzato un programma culturale, a cui è intervenuto come ospite P. Bruno Rampazzo. Il nostro Superiore Generale nel suo intervento ha ringraziato il Signore perché finalmente anche i ragazzi hanno un edificio scolastico tutto per loro, ricavato dall'antico studentato teologico. Alla celebrazione dell'evento, sono stati presenti, assieme ai genitori e agli alunni, numerosi amici, religiosi e sacerdoti rogazionisti.
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Oggi, domenica 13 agosto 2017, si è celebrata una grande festa presso la Comunità dello studentato filosofico e teologico in India, ad Aluva, per l'inaugurazione del nuovo seminario, che da settembre accoglierà gli studenti rogazionisti che si preparano a diventare sacerdoti e che sarà oggetto di sostegno nella prossima Giornata Missionaria Rogazionista. In mattinata si è tenuta la santa messa solenne presieduta dal Cardinale George Alencherry, Arcivescovo Maggiore di Ernakulam-Angamaly e che ha visto la partecipazione anche del vescovo di Nalgonda Mons.
Dearest Father, We, Rogationists St. Thomas Quasi-Province Joyfully give thanks to God for the newly constructed Major Seminary, Rogate Ashram, Aluva. We appreciate your love and concern for our consecration of our new chapel on Sunday, August 13, 2017, at 3pm, by His Eminence George Cardinal Alenchery, with the presence of our Superior General Fr. Bruno Rampazzo R.C.J. We solicit your valuable prayers and esteemed presence for the con-celebrated Holy Eucharist and the agape thereafter. Rev. Fr. Shajan Pazhayil RCJ Major Superior
June 24-25, St. Thomas Quasi Province, India:- Fr. Jomarie Ezpeleta, the vicar general, meeting the formators of St. Thomas Quasi Province, India. The meeting began on June 24, with the common reflection on the basic principles and practice of Rogationist formation, followed by the indications of the XII general chapter and the 6 year strategic plan of the general government regarding formation. On June 25, the meeting concluded with the guidelines and practices in Rogationist formation.
St.Thomas Quasi Province Aluva, June 18, 2017: The first Grand Conference of the Alliance of Sacred Heart Spirituality was conducted in the Generalate of the Sacred Heart Congregation in Kottayam. The event was made auspicious with the presence of His Excellency Mar Joseph Perumthottam-the Arch Bishop of Chenganassery Archdiocese, Rev.Fr.Jose Maria Ezpeleta RCJ- the Vicar General of Rogationist Fathers, Rev. Dr. Andrews Mekattukunnel- the president of Paurstya Vidhya Peedam St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary, Rev. Fr.
Three postulants of the St. Thomas Quasi Province were formally addmitted to Postulancy on June 15 during the Eucharistic Mass presided over by Fr. Jose Maria Ezpeleta, Vicar General, who is doing the apta consultatio in the said circumscription. Present in the liturgical Rite were Fr. Shaju Koonathan and the other four priests of the community, a Relgious in Practical Training and the 37 boys of the Rogtionist Boys Home in Nalgonda. Fr. James is the Posutlant Director of the Quasi Province. Prayng for their perverance and fruiful vocation journey towards the Rogationist life.
Aluva, June 13, 2017: The Vicar General of the congregation Rev. Fr.Joemarie Ezpeleta RCJ arrived India as a part of his official visit for the apta consultatio. Rev.Fr.Shajan Pazhayil RCJ, the Major Superior, welcomed him. Fr.Joemarie celebrated the feast of St.Antony of Padua with the Quasi Province community. He celebrated the Holy Mass in the evening, delivered the homily and blessed St.Antony’s bread. He will be on his visit to the different communities of the circumscription.
Aluva, June 01, 2017:- The Rogationist Academy officially opened the new academic year 2017-2018. It was colourful and a memorable opening day for the new children of our school. We have 60 new admissions for the Lkg Class, 10 new admissions for the Ukg class and 14 for Class I, together with the other children, who were part of the academy since last school year. The newly appointed school Principal, Fr. Vinu Velutheppilly extended a hearty welcome to the new children, new teaching staff and other non-teaching faculty, to the Rogationist Academy.
Rogate Ashram Aluva, 1 June 2017: St.Thomas Quasi Province India is blessed with three more deacons. The celebration of the ordination to diaconate and minor orders was held in Rogate Ashram on 1 June 2017 at 10:00 am. The ceremony was presided by His Excellency Bp.Matthew Vaniyilkkizhakkel V C with the presence of Rev.Fr.Shajan Pazhayil RCJ the major superior and priests, religious and laity. Three candidates were ordained to diaconate. There were two candidates for the ministry of acolytate and two for the ministry of lectorate.
Rogate ashram Aluva, 25 May 2017: The Rogate Ashram community has got a new superior in this year. Rev. Fr. Shibu Kavungal RCJ has taken the responsibility as the superior of Rogate Ashram, after his fruitful service in the novitiate as superior and novice master. The ceremony of the handing over of the superiorship, held in Rogate Ashram on 25 May 2017, was preceded by Rev. Fr. Shajan Pazhayil RCJ, the major superior in the presence of the former superior Rev. Fr. Vinu Velutheppilly RCJ and the religious members of the community. Fr.