A three-day Bible Convention was held at Divine Retreat Centre, Nuvem. The protosyncellus for the Shamshabad diocese, Fr Francis Eluvathingal inaugurated the convention. In his sermon, Fr Francis stressed on the importance of the spiritual world and urged the faithful to stay away from worldly things.
Also present were Fr Syriac Kunnel, Fr Paul Parackattil, Fr Dibin Aluvassery, Fr Jino Inchaplackal, Fr Augustine Vallooran, Br Tony Menezes and choir group, All4Jesus. The convention witnessed around 3000 people.
Laying the foundation of faith
The ‘Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony’ of the new Divine Retreat Centre, Nuvem was held at the hands of provincial superior for the Marymatha province, Fr James Kallumgal in the presence of Fr James Chela, Fr Augustine Valloran, Fr Alex Chalangadi, Fr Paul Parelattil, Fr Paul Pushma, Fr Jino Inchalakal, Fr Cyriac Kunnel and over 3000 devotees. Speaking at the occasion, Fr James Kallumgal said that the Vincentean fathers are committed to preaching the word of God to the faithful and that the foundation stone has been laid down as a symbol of this growing devotion.