Fr. General visited Bangalore on 14th February 2020. He was in India for a Joint Council Meeting of all the three Units of the Indian Provinces of Bangalore, Majella and Liguori, that took place in Goa.
Fr. General was generous enough to meet the confreres and students. There was a program organised to felicitate Fr. General at Nava Spoorthi Kendra on 14th February'20 at 5.30 in the evening. It started with a prayer dance by St. Alphonsus School children followed by Mass at 6 p.m. presided by Fr. General and con-celebrated by Fr. Edward Joseph, the Provincial Superior and his council. During the celebration Fr. General in his homily spoke about our Redemptorist mission in India and called the confreres to build on the foundation laid by the senior confreres who paved the path for the future. in India. He encouraged all to find new ways in bearing witness to the Redeemer in the present context in the subcontinent.
After the Holy Eucharistic Celebration, Fr. Edward Joseph felicitated Fr. Michael Brehl with the traditional Indian - Mysore Petta and a shawl. Students from the Redemptorist Theolagate and Juvenate from Sadupadesa Vidyalaya presented cultural programs to add colour to the occasion. The beautiful green lawn at NSK played host to a sumptuous fellowship meal with the General and many Redemptorists who came to be part of this occasion.
Fr. General left to Goa on Sunday, 16th Feb'20 for the Joint Council Meeting to plan matters concerning the Formation, Mission and Leadership in India. He was in Goa till 19th Feb'20 and returned back to Bangalore on 20th Feb'20. He met the senior confreres at St. Gerards and the students in Sadupadesa before flying to Colombo, Sri Lanka. It was a blessing to have the General Superior with us and a time of fellowship for the Redemptorist in India.