Sunday, 17 November 2013

CCI-Chennai Consultation to commemorate Cardijn's 131st birth anniversary

CCI-Chennai held a Consultation with Father Thomas Joseph at Sacred Heart Seminary, Poonamallee near Chennai on the 16th November 2013 to commemorate the 131st birth anniversary of Cardijn.

The issues discussed in the consultation are: need to promote lay apostolate; review of life: need to insist on proper review in Cardijn movements and to initiate actions/activities based on the review of life; training for young people; Canonization of Cardijn: CCI campaign, initiatives of Father Felix Van Meerbergen in Cardijn's home diocese in Belgium and the need to support this effort.

Father Thomas Joseph became the Chaplain of YCW in 1953. Cardijn himself took him to the then Archbishop of Madras-Mylapore Dr. Louis Mathias, SDB and got him appointed Chaplain of YCW. Ever since he is associated with YCW/CWM and the Labour Commission of CBCI. He is also the patron of CCI-Chennai and guides them in every program.

Father Thomas Joseph will complete 95 years of age in January 2014.


1 comment:

  1. wishes to the community from the archdiocese of madras - mylapore particularly from the youngsters of our archdiocese. Fr. Varghese Rozario.