Happy Feast of OUR MOTHER

 St. Mary Mazzarello, a Women led by the Spirit   Born May 9, 1837, Mary Dominica was the oldest of the seven children of Maddelena and Giuseppe Mazzarello.  Her parents were farmers who had vineyards and fields near Mornese, a small town in northern Italy.  Where Mary grew up girls did not go to school, so she helped around the house until her younger sister, Felicina, was old enough to


Feast of Gratitude 2013 Together in Faith Towards Fullness of Life The Province of St.Mary Mazzarello is glad to wish our dear Mother Yvonne,  a very “Happy Feast “and we sing the melodies of gratitude for all that she is to each of us. We promise our daily prayers for her. May the good Lord reward her a 100 fold for all the sacrifices she makes for the well-being of

Vocation Sunday 2013

In the fourth Sunday after Easter, known as Good Shepherd Sunday, we celebrate the Word Day of Prayer for Vocations. This year it has special relevance because it is the 50th anniversary since it began, and because it takes place in the fruitful and grace-filled context of the Year of Faith. It was the far – reaching pastoral and ecclesial vision of Pope Paul VI who proposed to the universal

Solemn Inauguration of the FMA World Feast of Gratitude 2013

Solemn Inauguration of the FMA World Feast of Gratitude 2013 Chennai (India). The Province of St. Thomas, the Apostle (INM) celebrated a grand welcome to Mother Yvonne Reungoat and the Inauguration of the Feast of Gratitude on April 17, 2013 at Fatima Convent, Kodambakkam, Chennai. In the entrance procession during the Holy Mass, a flag that bears the logo of the Feast of Gratitude was carried to the altar. The

REJOICING IN JESUS - An initiative to celebrate the year of FAITH

AMAR, Media Centre along with the team and the Salesian Sisters are organizing,          “A Melodious Evening” of Song, Music and Dance titled ‘Rejoicing in Jesus’ on Saturday, 20th April 2013, from 6.00 pm to 10.00 p.m on Auxilium Campus, Wadala W. Mumbai INDIA. Featuring well-known Gospels Bands- Open Secret and Grace after Glow, Testimonies by special invitees, a short discourse, Spiritual Dances, singing  and many nice things will be part

The mighty power of God – Jesus rises from the dead.

Of all the apparitions of Jesus to His disciples the most vivid and lively one is his appearance to two of His disciples journeying to Emmaus. These disciples on their journey met with a wayfarer who seemed to have known nothing of what had happened in Jerusalem in recent days.  

Weighed down with sadness, disappointment, confusion and frustration due to the happenings of the previous days these disciples made up their minds to return to their homes and resume their old professions. Going home with such a frame of mind they never imagined that this wayfarer is their Master, Risen from the dead! Listening to their sad story Jesus, who seemed to be a stranger and who knew nothing of what had happened in Jerusalem, began to recall to their mind what had been spoken by the prophets and explained to them what was said about Jesus of Nazareth beginning with the book of Moses and the writings of the prophets (Lk. 24: 27).

As they approached their hometown the disciples invited their fellow traveller to their home saying: “Stay with us, Lord; for it is now evening and already getting dark”. Accepting their gracious hospitality, he decided to stay for the night in their home. And when he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed, and broke it and gave it to them.  At the breaking of the bread their eyes were opened and they recognized him to be the Lord. (Lk 24:28-31).

Had the disciples not offered him their hospitality, they would have never recognized him as the Risen Lord. Opening the door of their home to a stranger  they met their Master and Lord. . 

As often as we open our homes, our hearts to others in genuine love, respect, regard and kindness we shall recognize and meet the Risen Lord. As often as we gather to break the bread of charity, friendship, forgiveness and reconciliation, the Lord will reveal Himself to us. As often as we listen to  and welcome His Word in our lives, our hearts will be inflamed and enlightened by the love of the Risen Lord and thus we will be able to recognize Him in our midst. The encounter of the disciples with the Risen Lord at the breaking of Bread  inspired them to return  to Jerusalem to tell others of their experience of meeting the Risen Lord.

Our encounter with the Risen Lord is not something reserved only for the Easter season. Every one of us has the possibility of encountering the Risen Lord every day in the liturgy of the word at the celebration of the Eucharist and in our fraternal charity towards one another. Such daily encounters will certainly urge and empower us to go and tell  others  “The Lord is risen indeed!”

 May the peace and joy of the Risen Lord be with you throughout this Easter Season. May all of us become truly ‘Easter people’! God’s Blessings upon each one of you.
Happy Easter

Celebration in honour of our Newly Beatified, Blessed Maria Troncatti FMA Daughter of Mary Help of Christians

Festivities for Sr. Maria Troncatti FMA, the newly Beatified Daughter of Mary Help of Christians The Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, (Salesian Sisters) from the Province of St. Mary Mazzarello, Mumbai (INB) celebrated the Beatification of Sr. Maria Troncatti with a solemn and festive Eucharistic concelebration on the 7th Dec. 2012 at the Shrine of Don Bosco’s Madonna, Matunga, Mumbai with Rev. Fr. Ian Doulton sdb, Rector of Don