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The Total Consecration (Totus Tuus) of Lay Associates in India

BANGALORE, India - It was a long-awaited dream come true! To prepare the first batch of Montfort Associates for their Total Consecration to Jesus through the hands of Mary has been a great challenge. We, the Marian Centre team, met and planned accordingly for the 33 days of Montfortian Retreat or the Totus Tuus Journey (TTJ) in view of the Consecration of our lay associates which is the necessary element for their identity as Montfort Associates and collaborators in our Mission...

Montfortian Lenten Preaching in India

BANGALORE, India - Lent is a season of grace. In order to receive the grace, one needs to empty all the unwanted things from the heart. So that the faithful can prepare well to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus on the Easter Sunday. The Catholic Church in India takes much interest in organizing retreats, confessions and Way of the Cross meaningfully with fasting, prayers, abstinences of eating meat, egg and consumption of alcohol. The Montfortians in India especially in the southern part take up Lenten retreats both individually and as a group to preach retreats to the faithful in the parishes. The Montfortians preach Lenten retreats and spread the devotion to Mary to the faithful in the parishes. These retreats are giving the Montfortians a new identity among the faithful. Many who did not know about Saint Louis-Marie de Montfort are coming to know our spirituality through these retreats...

Montfortian Mission in S. Pudur Parish

S. PUDUR, India - From the first book of Genesis to the last book of Revelation, the Bible begins and ends with the mission. Mission is the human association with the one who is the beginning and the end, the Alpha and the Omega. Therefore, mission includes always God in which people are associated with God’s plan. Bible and the mission are closely connected. In S. Pudur, the faith of the people existed in this region for 400 years. It is a part of Kumbakonam Diocese. Previously, this parish belonged to Vadagari which is our neighbouring parish. From that main parish, S. Pudur was bifurcated. Before S. Pudur was raised to a parish, people had to go all the way to Vadagari parish which is about 14 km from the main parish for their spiritual, economical, pastoral and psychological needs. To meet the present day needs of these believers, S. Pudur was separated from the mother parish and erected to the status as parish on 16th July 1998, by Emeritus Rt. Rev Peter Remigius, the Bishop of Kumbakonam. After which, this parish was entrusted to our congregation...

A Report on the Inaugural of the Continental Assembly and Silver Jubilee Celebration in Maria Bhavan, Bengaluru

BENGALURU, India - The opening of the Asia-Oceania Continental Assembly was held on the 6th of March, 2022 at Maria Bhavan, Bangalore. Along with this event, the silver jubilee of religious profession of three Montfortian confreres, namely Frs. Francis BULIPE, Reny JOSEPH and Mohan VINCENT was also celebrated. Around 250 participants attended the remarkable and memorable event, constituting of the religious from the neighborhood, Montfortian Associates, members and well-wishers of the jubilarians and the members of the Montfortian family...

Welcoming Two Young Confreres into Montfortian Family

GURUMANDIR, MYSORE - India: Gurumandir which means “the temple of the master” (the minor seminary of the Indian Vice-Province) witnessed a fourfold celebration on the 2nd and 3rd of February 2022 in Mysore, Karnataka, India. On the first day, we had three celebrations together which was organized in our minor seminary in the ...

First Profession 2021 at Kanathi

KANATHI, India - Saint Louis-Marie de Montfort wrote in his letter, “I have done all God asked me to do for them in a spirit of love.” (L-20)

Making the First Religious Profession is something that gives immense joy. Certainly, it is true as we, the 7 novices, experienced that wonderful feeling when we made our First Profession. As our Holy Founder states in his letter, we could experience that same spirit of love while professing our vows. The joy of entering a new life and becoming a member of a new family was experienced by each one of us. We feel protected as we entrusted ourselves into the hands of Mary and made our Profession. We are also proud of being Montfortians by living our lives with the spirit of our Holy Founder, St. Louis-Marie de Montfort...
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