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Seminar on Gaudete et Exsultate | 29-11-2018
A seminar on the Apostolic Exhortation ‘Gaudete et Exsultate’ have been conducted in the Fr. John Joseph auditorium, Mangalapuzha seminary on 29 November 2018 Thursday from 9.00 am to 12.45 pm. The seminary was a serious reflection on the call to holiness basing on this apostolic exhortation. V. Rev. Dr. Mathew Illathuparambil, the Rector of the Seminary, inaugurated session with a short message. Referring to Pope Francis he said that not only one who is persecuted or suffering, but also, one who is happy can be a saint. Rev. Dr. Jose Oliappurath, resident professor of our seminary, gave an orientation talk as a preparation for the group discussion on various topics. He gave a brief explanation of the whole document explaining the context of each chapters. The whole community was divided into twelve groups led by the professors of our seminary to have discussion on various topics that arose from the reflection of the document. It included the challenges to holiness as explained by Pope and the practical ways of leading a holy life in any circumstances and in one’s own unique way. The summary and observations of each group was presented before the whole community by the respective secretaries elected. V. Rev. Dr. Thomas Kakkattuthadathil, the President of PIA, moderated this session and gave the valedictory remarks. Rev. Dr. Jacob Chanikuzhy and Rev. Dr. Jose Oliappurath led the organizing committee of the seminar. The seminar was noted for the participation of all who were present and for its practical approach.

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