St. Joseph Vaz Independent Delegation : A New Claretian Organism to be Erected on October 24, 2019

Oct 7, 2019 | St. Joseph Vaz

Rome, Italy. On the first day of the second week of the October intensive sessions of the General Government, October 7, 2019, Feast of the Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, and after the discernment made particularly during the course of this year 2019, Father General and his Council decided, approved and announced today the Canonical Erection of St. Joseph Vaz Independent Delegation on the 24th of October, 2019. The entire country of Sri Lanka is its territorial jurisdiction.

St. Joseph Vaz was an oratory priest and missionary in Sri Lanka, known as the Apostle of Sri Lanka. He was canonized by Pope Francis on January 14, 2015.

The first Government of the Independent Delegation shall consist of the following persons:

Major Superior: Fr. J.M. Joseph Jeyaseelan, CMF

Consultor: Fr. Arulappu Milfer Vaz, CMF

Consultor – Econome: Fr. Satheesh Savarimuthu Maria Stephen, CMF

As we thank the Deutschland Province who has accompanied the life and mission of the Dependent Delegation of Sri Lanka we also entrust the new journey of our friends and brothers to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and ask for the intercession of Saint Anthony Mary Mary, of Saint Joseph Vaz, of the Blessed Claretian Martyrs so that the Claretian evangelizing project of life and mission in that country continues to bear fruit of the Good News and of the Kingdom, particularly in the normalization, pacification and reconciliation of its population.

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