Colombo, Sri Lanka. The ASCLA-West Bible Seminar hosted by St. Joseph Vaz Independent Delegation kicked-off on Monday, October 28,2019 at Tewatta Retreat House in Colombo with the participation of over 40 Claretians from the Major Organisms of ASCLA-West – Bangalore, Chennai, St. Thomas, Northeast India, Kolkata, St. Joseph Vaz. The chief animator of the program is Fr. Henry Omonisaye, CMF, General Consultor and person in-charge of the Biblical Apostolate, CPG and the Institutes of Consecrated Life. A group of resource persons including Fr. Alberto Rossa will be making presentations.
Among the participants are members representing some branches of the Claretian Family – Religious of Mary Immaculate Claretian Missionary Sisters, Missionaries of St. Anthony Mary Claret, and the Lay Claretian Movement.
The event started with the procession and enthronement of the Bible which included a prayer service. Then, newly appointed St. Joseph Vaz Major Superior, Fr. Joseph Jeyaseelan, CMF, welcomed everyone and made a short inaugural address which was followed by the introductory remarks of Fr. Henry. The Seminar is expected to reach its conclusion on November 2, 2019.