(Kottayam, India) The Extraordinary Visitation hosted by the Liguori Province, Kerala, India began on 30.04.2018 at 10.00 am at Redemptorist Renewal Centre, Vadavathoor, Kerala. Very Rev. Fr. Sebastian Ani Dato, General Consulter for Asia-Oceania and Very Rev. Fr. Ben Ma, Conference Coordinator of Asia-Oceania met with different Commissions, giving an Orientation about the details of the Visitation.
65 Confreres from all the three units in India are participating at the Assembly. The Visitation officially began at 15.00 by a Welcome Speech by Very. Rev. Fr. Joy Poonoly, the Provincial Superior of the Liguori Province followed by an Orientation by Fr. Sebastian and a Presentation of the Message of the General Chapter by Fr. Ben Ma. After a Tea Break, the Plan of the General Government for the sexennium was presented by Fr. Sebastian followed by a Plenary Discussion sharing both the positive and challenging aspects of Restructuring. A concelebrated Mass at 19.00 followed by Dinner where Ordination Anniversary of two confreres was celebrated. The Visitation will continue until 04.05.2018 and will conclude with a Boat Trip to the Back Waters at Kumarakam, a tourist attraction in Kerala.
Benny Odackel, CSsR