Tue, 21 Feb 23 Formation
Let us bless the Lord for his continuous calling of people from different parts of the World. Today 19th February 2023, during the annual get-together of the formees of Mysore Diocese we witnessed the marvelous works of the Lord. We were around 600 participants from 11 male religious congregations and 18 female religious congregations. The invitation was for all the formees under the Mysore Diocese. The day began by invoking the assistance of the Holy Spirit by the sisters who are attending one year course.
Fr. Dr. Gregory Pinto, SVD continued the day by reflecting on the Psycho-Spiritual issues affecting Formation and commitment. He says the fundamental qualities to go forward in priestly and religious life are; a) attraction to the person of Jesus b) Openness to grow c) Generosity towards others. He also said it is easy to become priests and religious but hard to become happy and contented all throughout our life. He concluded with his thought-provoking statement “UNLESS YOU FIND A TREASURE YOU CANNOT GIVE YOUR BEST”
Together with our Apostolic Administrator Archbishop Emeritus Bernard Moras, we celebrated the Holy Eucharist and thanked the Almighty God for the abundance of grace that showered up on the Diocese of Mysore. His grace exhorted every one quoting the Words of Jesus that “be holy as Heavenly Father is holy”. If we walk in the footsteps of what Jesus has set before us, I am sure that the holiness that Jesus speaks about will be ours too. Sharing together the fraternal meal the day was concluded.