Installation of New Superior, Admission of 17 Brothers to Postulancy and Blessing of New Staff Room, were the three joyful events that SFS Minor Seminary celebrated on 6th July 2018. Added to these triple celebrations, was the joyful welcoming of Fr. Provincial by the staff and the students, as it was his maiden official visit to the Seminary this academic year. The ceremonies of the installation of Fr. Kanikkai Nathan as the new superior and the admission of the students into the period of Postulancy were incorporated into the Holy Eucharist, solemnized by Fr. Ignacimuthu, the Provincial Superior. Soon after the Eucharistic celebration, the New Staff room was blessed by Fr. Nicholas, the Provincial Bursar. Fr. Provincial also had a meeting with the Staff, during which he greeted the new staff and emphasized on the importance of a solid and holistic formation. Some of the aspects that he discussed with us are – need for quality formation, need for stricter screening of the students before being sent to the next stage of formation, regular spiritual direction to the students, need for periodical staff meetings, accompanied formation, etc.
Indeed the day was great. The rector, the staff & the students of Minor Seminary were happy and grateful to Fr. Provincial for his visit. And a word of thanks goes to Fr. Nicholas for his presence and continued support.
Fr. D. Jaya Kumar