Thursday, September 2, 2010
BIS #2011 INB EXTRAORDINARY VISITATION - WEEK 1
MUMBAI, September 2, 2010: The opening week of the extraordinary visitation has seen an opening conference and official visits to six communities.
Fr Marian Arokiam Kanaga, the Regional Councillor for South Asia and Extraordinary Visitor, began the Extraordinary Visitation of the Province of Mumbai on August 25, 2010.
In his opening conference at 1900 hrs, he said that he comes to see what is beautiful in the province and the creative fidelity of the confreres. Quoting the Rector Majors’ Letter, he said that we need to recapture the prophetic dimension of religious life. Further, we need to (i) bridge the unnatural dichotomy between being authentic disciples and being zealous apostles; (ii) give priority to the care and protection of youngsters, especially minors, entrusted to our care; and (iii) ensure financial accountability and transparency.
Fr Arokiam, now, takes a “break” from the visitation to attend the SPCSA Assembly to be held from September 2-4, 2010, at Don Bosco Provincial House, Mumbai.