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Mary in the Scriptures

BANGALORE, India - The Marian Centre of the Vice Province of India organized a summer course on Mary in the Scriptures from June 1-6, 2024, in Bangalore, India. The resource person for the course was Fr. Alexander SWAMY NATHAN, SMM, the newly appointed director of the Marian Centre, marking his first activity since taking on the role. Eight scholastics, who are theology students (First Cycle) in Eluru, India, participated in this annual program...

The Entry of the Pre-novices into the Novitiate and the First Profession of Bro. Anthonydoss, SMM

KANATHI, India - On 30th of May 2024 at Sneha Bhavan, the young pre-novices, after a sufficient period of preparation and formation, made their entry into the novitiate. Fr. Sebastian RAJ, SMM, the Superior of the Vice-province of India accepted their consent to follow Christ radically in the footsteps of St. Montfort through an intense period of formation in the novitiate...

A Two-Day Deep Dive into the Ratio II Document

BANGALORE, India - Montfortian Formation Session led by Fr. Marco PASINATO, SMM in the Vice Province of India: A Focus on Formators. In the wake of the Golden Jubilee celebration and ordination in India, Fr. Marco PASINATO, SMM initiated an exclusive two-day session on the Ratio II document. This distinctive gathering exclusively included superiors and administrators within the Montfortian formation house...

Embracing 50 Years of Montfortian Service: A Personal Reflection on Our Golden Jubilee Retreat

BANGALORE, India - As we stand at the pinnacle of 50 years of unwavering service, dedication, and commitment, we, the Society of Montfort Missionaries in the Vice Province of India find ourselves immersed in a profound journey of self-discovery and spiritual renewal. The celebration of this momentous milestone has been more than just a festivity; it has been a deeply personal and reflective experience...
Fr. Nashwin, SMM | 04 Dec 2023

A Momentous Occasion: Ordination of Deacons Peter Anthony, SMM and Martin Selvanayagam, SMM in the Vice-Province of India

BANGALORE, India - On the auspicious day of November 26th in Maria Bhavan, our Scholasticate community, a sacred ceremony unfolded as Deacons Peter ANTHONY, SMM and Martin SELVANAYAGAM, SMM were ordained to priesthood in the presence of a devout congregation consisting of 60 priests, religious brothers and sisters, laity, families of the ordinandi, and Montfortian friends. This momentous event holds special significance as the newly ordained deacons are bestowed as a gift upon the vice-province of India in commemoration of its Golden Jubilee...
Fr. Nashwin, SMM | 30 Nov 2023

Novena and Feast Day of Our Lady of Favours

GURU MANDIR, India - There is no doubt that at Guru Mandir, Our Lady of Favours is performing miracles! I was motivated to say the aforementioned statement after seeing the crowd and their faith. This is the first time I am witnessing the feast of Our Lady of Favours as a seminarian, and I personally feel blessed to get this opportunity to take part actively, learn, and serve during the days of Novena and on the feast day of Our Lady of Favours...
Stany D’Souza | 20 Oct 2023

Installation of New Novice Master and First Religious Profession

INDIA - “This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad” (Ps 118:24). On 30th May 2023, the Sneha Bhavan Novitiate community was very glad and joyful to welcome our newly elected Assistant General, Rev. Fr. Prem KUMAR, SMM to our community. On the same day during our evening prayer, we also had the installation of our new Superior and Novice Master, Rev. Fr. Judis VALAN, SMM by Rev. Fr. Peter MASCARENHAS, SMM, the Provincial Superior...
Fr. Prem KUMAR, SMM | 09 Jun 2023

Silver Jubilee and Blessing of renovated church in India

TAMILNADU, India - Ponnusangampatty is one of the substations of Puthanatham Parish which consists of 10 catholic families. It was an abandoned substation until Montfortians entered. Nonetheless, the substation too was blessed with the privilege of commemorating its 25 years and the renovated chapel. The Jubilee spiritual preparation began with Triduum with the spirited cooperation of the Rosary boys and all the faithful....

The Message for the Golden Jubilee Year of India

BANGALORE, India - “It is through the most Blessed Virgin Mary that Jesus Christ came into the world, and it is also through her that he will reign in the world,” says St. Louis-Marie de Montfort, our founder, and it’s through the blessing of Mother Mary that the Montfort Missionaries were led to India in 1973. It’s a land, where one experiences the divine milieu in cities and villages alike...

Montfort Yuva Milana 2022 in the vice province of India

BANGALORE, India - Yuva Milana is the gathering of the brothers from all the formation houses of the vice-province of India. It is the time that all the students from the different communities await to gather to participate and enjoy the presence of the others from the same congregation. This year, the Yuva milana (gathering of the young) took place in Maria Bhavan, the mother house of Montfort Missionaries, India on 22nd and 23rd of October 2022 with lot of enthusiasm. It is a two-day programme which was conducted with all the activities, spiritual, physical, intellectual and cultural...
Fr. Prem KUMAR, SMM | 31 Oct 2022

International Montfortian Marian Congress (IMMC)

BENGALURU, India - On 16 October 2022, the IMMC, entitled: “LISTENING FOR LIFE: The Share of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, in the Healing Power of Listening”, was inaugurated by invoking the Holy Spirit. Maria Bhavan Brothers sang a hymn to the Holy Spirit. Followed by the MC of the day Bro. Abhi, SMM on behalf of the Marian Centre-Bangaluru, invited Fr. Deepak JOSEPH, SMM to welcome the entire assembly along with the dignitaries (about 300 persons consist of Priests, Religious and the Montfort Associates). The resource persons were welcomed with a shawl and a garland by the Director of Marian Centre...

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...
Fr. Reni JOSEPH, SMM | 31 Aug 2022
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