Saturday, January 5, 2013

Parents' Day

The Brothers return from their Christmas holidays tomorrow evening.  We broke up for the Christmas vacations on December 16, 2012 and will be back in full swing tomorrow evening onwards.

The two days prior to the departure for holidays were busy with us celebrating also the Parents' day.  The Seminary hosted 54 parents and relatives of 15 (of the 23) third year students.  The annual feature by now of the Seminary to invite and celebrate a day or two with the parents was rescheduled from September to December this time. The combined celebrations of the community Christmas and Parents' presence made a good impression on all of us here.
Cutting the Christmas cake:
Fr Maliekal (the Rector), and the youngest
of the guests (nephews and nieces of the Brothers)

The specific highlight of this years' Parents' day was informal interaction we had with the Parents on December 15, in the afternoon prior to Mass and lunch.  After an initial talk by Fr Vatti Marreddy CSSR, he facilitated a sharing by the Parents.  During this sharing the parents expressed their hopes, desires and assured not just their sons but the staff and every member of the community their sincere prayers for all the good being done here.  On the part of the students, the Brothers asked the parents to continue supporting us all with their prayers and an exemplary Catholic family life. 

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