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THARAKAN John, Hyderabad says,
IS MISSIONARY ACTIVITY STILL RELEVANT TODAY?
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Fr Alfred Maravilla started CAGLIERO 11, November 2020, with the question: IS MISSIONARY ACTIVITY STILL RELEVANT TODAY? I was wondering why the question included the word STILL. I was reminded of the popular hymn of Fr. Peter Gonsalves, God still loves the world.`` He has given two Questions for Reflection and Sharing:  Why is missionary activity still relevant today?  Why is the missionary vocation a call within our common Salesian vocation?
OCT. 27. INH #A.224
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Thoombalan Babu Varghese, New Delhi says,
MIGRANTS: THE NOWHERE PEOPLE
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Turn your gaze to the developed and growing cities of India and become aware of the NO WHERE people of India - the people who built all these cities live in poverty and deprivation. They belong nowhere. Because they are NOWHERE PEOPLE. As Salesians, we must find the courage to create spaces and allow new forms of hospitality, fraternity and solidarity.
OCT. 3. INN #A.223
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PARAPPULLY Jose, New Delhi says,
Some Observations on the GC28 POST-CHAPTER REFLECTION. THE RECTOR MAJOR`S ACTION PROGRAMME
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In this article I like to share my initial impressions on the GC28: Post-Chapter Reflections: The Rector Major`s Action Plan presented by the Rector Major on 16 August 2020.
AUG. 16. INN #A.222
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Thoombalan Babu Varghese, New Delhi says,
EMBARK UPON A `JOURNEY OF REINVENTION`
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Have we fallen into a rut, a habitual way of seeing and doing things, that we find very hard to break out of? Are we afraid of the uncertainty and pain that accompanies any change? Can we embark upon a `Journey of Reinvention` in these challenging days of the pandemic Covid-19 and bring about the required changes in our lives?
JUN. 1. INN #A.221
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THARAKAN John, Hyderabad says,
Dear General Council Members
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I am a confrere from the Hyderabad province and interested in the congregation. In the gospel today Jesus says, ``If anyone wants to be first, he must make himself last of all and servant of all`` (Mk. 9, 30-37). I wish Fr Angel Ferdandez Artime, Francesco Cereda, Bro Jean Paul Muller and the rest of the general council members fulfil this call and unfulfilled mission of Jesus by their example at GC 28. My suggestions:
FEB. 26. INH #A.220
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THARAKAN John, Hyderabad says,
AN OPEN LETTER TO GC 28 PARTICIPANTS FROM THE SALESIAN SOCIAL FORUM
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16 February 2020 Dear Confreres at GC 28, A group of confreres from Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad provinces in India had come together from 3rd to 5th February 2020 to discuss ways of making human existence and Salesian life more consistent and meaningful for us. Jesus who became human and remained human calls for conversion and to join him to usher in the kingdom of God. This call of Jesus is to everyone: the ordinary people, the anawim, to the Am`hares, the mob, the outcastes, every person of goodwill, even priests, scribes, Pharisees and Sadducees. The call to conversion is a call to a paradigm shift, of our thinking, life and relationships without losing the human identity. In choosing to set the example, by becoming human, and remaining human (Phil. 2, 7), Jesus` identity was not changed. He was born of a woman, totally dependent, was cared for by Mary and Joseph, grew up into a toddler, an adolescent and then an adult and ultimately, as Paul would put it in Ephesians 4, 12-13, into the fullness of humanity becoming a model for us to follow. All who are born human are called to grow into the fullness of humanity.
FEB. 15. INH #A.219
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THARAKAN John, Hyderabad says,
NEW YEAR 2020 AND VISION 2020
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Dear Friends, According to the Oxford dictionary, VISION = the ability to see VISION 20 20 = the ability to see perfectly.
JAN. 5. INH #A.218
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THARAKAN John, Hyderabad says,
An open letter to BOSCOM 2019, DIMAPUR
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I received an invitation from Fr Eugene through Fr Ashok informing that the pioneers from the province were also being invited for the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of BOSCOM on December 5, 2019 at Dimapur. I wrote back: I appreciate the thoughts of Fr Eugene and the current BOSCOM team to think of those who have contributed in the past and to felicitate them. I am not in a position to come, yet I would like to reiterate what I used to say when I had the privilege of being part of BOSCOM as the delegate of the province and as representing dbdigits:
DEC. 5. INH #A.217
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Paul Vadakumpadan, Shillong says,
Nehru in Nongpoh
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Some elderly confreres have told me that Prime Minister Nehru once visited Nongpoh, the little roadside town half way between Shillong and Guwahati.
NOV. 14. INS #A.216
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Paul Vadakumpadan, Shillong says,
REMEMBERING AN EVENT
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We are in the year 2015. Exactly a hundred years ago, there was an event that in great measure shaped the twentieth century history of India.
MAY. 17. INS #A.210
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REMEMBERING AN EVENT
Nehru in Nongpoh
An open letter to BOSCOM 2019, DIMAPUR
AN OPEN LETTER TO GC 28 PARTICIPANTS FROM THE SALESIAN SOCIAL FORUM
Dear General Council Members
 

IS MISSIONARY ACTIVITY STILL RELEVANT TODAY?
MIGRANTS: THE NOWHERE PEOPLE
Some Observations on the GC28 POST-CHAPTER REFLECTION. THE RECTOR MAJOR`S ACTION PROGRAMME
EMBARK UPON A `JOURNEY OF REINVENTION`
Dear General Council Members