Thursday, August 28, 2008

15th August 2008

On this day we celebrated the Feast of the Assumption, the Bicentenary of Blessed Edmund and his companions professing First Vows, the Independence day of India and we celebrated the Final Profession of Br Prince Bai Tarawalie. As you can see we had much to celebrate.
We gathered that evening in our chapel for a reflection on our vowed life. Using the Four elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water we reflected on our call to Evangelical Poverty, Obedience and Chastity. We drew inspiration for our Eucharistic prayer from a recent reflection that Br Peter Dowling had sent to all Brothers, and from our recent Chapter document. It was a reflective prayer where we shared the Word, the bread and the wine with our fellow Presentation Brothers, the FIC Brothers, the FMM sisters, a Spiritan priest and other friends.
The bread broken and wine poured was surely a sign of our companionship and our community, our oneness with Jesus and with one another and this was further reflected and celebrated in the meal that followed.

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