Shillong, India. Superior General, Fr. Mathew Vattamattam, CMF, visited Northeast India Independent Delegation on July 19 -24, 2019 after the inauguration of the Golden Jubilee Year of Claretian Presence in India. He declared this year as the “Year of Bible” for Northeast India Independent Delegation. Fr. Pius Thuruthiyil, Major Superior of the said Organism, extended a cordial welcome for him to the region during the Major Superiors Meeting held on July 22 – 23.
In his inaugural address, Fr. Mathew explained the rich legacy of our congregation that has been handed over to us for generations.
“It is the opportune time to thank God and renew our commitment as members of the congregation through our own personal renewal. The clear indication for one’s love for the Congregation is seen the way one is able to take care of his vocation, spiritual and physical health,” he said.
He animated the priests with two days program inviting each participant to make the community vibrant and apostolic. He appreciated the presence of the young missionaries, various challenging missions and the inter-culturality existing among the members of the Delegation. He invited everyone to be responsible, accountable and transparent in their dealings. He had meetings with the Delegation Council and Extended Council Members of the Delegation. He illuminated on the importance and the role of the Extended Council Members.
The Delegation is very grateful for his timely visit and animation.