The Visit of Frs. Mathew Vattamattam and Pedro Belberrain in Chennai

Dec 26, 2022 | Chennai, ASCLA West

Chennai, India: The Province of Chennai was extremely overwhelmed with the visit of Fr. Mathew Vattamattam CMF, Superior General, and Fr. Pedro Belderrain CMF, General Prefect of Apostolate from 15th – 20th December 2022. After the XXVIII General Chapter, they made the first friendly visit to our Province in a short time. It was a grace-filled day for us to listen and share our life and mission with them. Their sharing about the Congregation and its mission was enriching.

On 15th December 2022, they met our missionaries from the communities of Claret Bhavan, Claret Arulagam, Claret House, Dirnberger Illam, Amaithiaham, Casa Claret, Maria Bhavan, and Claret Aham at Claret Bhavan, Karumathur and had an open sharing. On 16th December 2022, they met our missionaries from the communities of LIFE, St. Joseph’s Illam, Claret Illam, and Claret Home at LIFE Community, Nochodaipatty, and had interaction and sharing. On 17th December 2022, they made a pilgrimage to Our Lady of Velankanni, Tamilnadu. This was an occasion made used to get a blessing from our Mother Mary. On 18th December 2022, they met our missionaries of KAVASAM. They were there for a few hours.

They also visited one of the Irular Housing Projects sites. From 18th to 20th December 2022, they were in Claretian Provincial House, Chennai meeting a new Provincial Government and animating them. They also made their visit to Claret Niraivagam, Tirusulam where a new residence was blessed, and Claret Anbagam, Thiruninravur where Chennai Zone missionaries gathered to share our Claretian fraternity. On 20th Fr. General traveled to Kerala and Fr. Pedro traveled back to Rome.

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