It was a joyful day for the community at Thedal Institute of Spirituality, as fourteen of our brothers were initiated into the Novitiate program. The Postulants reached Thedal on June 19th , 2020, and began their retreat for five days, animated by Fr.S. Soosai Raj. The initiation ceremony took place on June 25th, 2020 at 6:30 pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Our provincial Fr. K. Ignacimuthu, Msfs officiated the ceremony and a few of our fathers joined, namely, Fr. K. Joseph Xavier, Fr. Sagaya Wilson, Fr. A. Michael, Fr. M. John Fernandez and Fr. A. Santhiyagu. The sisters of St. Aloysius from Ammapatti parish also joined us. During his homily, Fr. Provincial highlighted the importance of the Novitiate program and the need for spiritual discernment and he officially initiated them into the Novitiate. After the program, Fr. Provincial entrusted the Novices to Fr. A. Santhiyagu, the Director of Novices. It was a beautiful day of spiritual blessings and the Novices were very happy to begin their Novitiate program at Thedal.
Fr. A. Santhiyagu MSFS, Director of Novices, Thedal