Couples for Christ India, as a community will be consecrating ourselves to our Blessed Mother on 8th December 2018 on the feast of the Immaculate Conception.
The 33-day preparation for the consecration starts on 5th November 2018. The process of Total Consecration to Mary was introduced by Saint Louis de Montfort in the early part of the 18th century. He proposed to the faithful consecration to Jesus through Mary, as an effective way of living out their baptismal commitment. Continue reading
The Handmaids of North Goa finally had their long awaited Handmaids Enrichment Retreat, “HER“, at Dassya in Porvorim. The retreat began on 25th of March, a beautiful day, which marks the Feast of the Annunciation. Twenty Handmaids from 7 different chapters of North Goa arrived at Dassya well before time, as punctuality is the hallmark of the Handmaids. Continue reading
This year, our community went through the rigorous exercise of electing our leaders, thereby cementing them for the next 6 years. My spouse and I were privileged to be part of the Electoral College at Pedro Arrupe Retreat Centre in Raia. We were elected by a democratic process which was like any others. Needless to say, we were honored to represent our community and elect our new Sector Heads and District Head. At this point, we were blissfully unaware of what was yet to come at the three-day in-house retreat. Continue reading
Brethren, Bro Mon Arguelles (CC for India) and I went on mission to India from November 25 to December 2, 2016. We went to the states of West Bengal (Kolkata), Assam (Dibrugarh) and Bihar (Patna). It was a blessed and fruitful mission, arranged very well by our Country Servant for India, A.V. Jose. Continue reading