Gift of a New Priest to St. Joseph Vaz Independent Delegation

St. Joseph Vaz Independent Delegation – Sri Lanka has a new priest! Deacon Pakiyanathan Vinothan John was ordained on 7thof January 2020 in his home diocese, Mannar. Fr. Vinothan John was born in Mannar, (Northern Province of Sri Lanka) on 26th August 1985. After completing his primary, secondary and higher education at different schools in … Continue reading “Gift of a New Priest to St. Joseph Vaz Independent Delegation”

ASCLA – West Major Superiors Meet

The meeting of the ASCLA-West Major Superiors took place at the Provincial Curia of Chennai in Tambaram, India on the 12th and 13th of December 2019. The two-day meeting focused on matters related to formation(initial and ongoing), mission, community life, spirituality, etc. Time was allotted also to plan the closing celebration of the Golden Jubilee … Continue reading “ASCLA – West Major Superiors Meet”

Peacebuilding Training Workshop

A six-day training workshop on peacebuilding took place in Gnanodayam, Mannar, Sri Lanka from the 25th to the 30th of November, 2019. The training was organized by the Claretian Peacebuilding Initiatives – Sri Lanka (CPISL) of St. Joseph Vaz Independent Delegation. 35 participants from diverse backgrounds participated in the training. This included diocesan and religious … Continue reading “Peacebuilding Training Workshop”

Claret Nivas Celebrates 25 Years of Forming Missionaries

On November 6, 2019 Claretian Missionaries in Sri Lanka celebrated the 25th year anniversary of Claret Nivas the formation community in Kandy.  It began with a solemn Eucharistic Celebration gracefully presided by Rev. Fr. Jeyaseelan, Cmf, the newly appointed Major Superior of the Independent Delegation of St. Joseph Vaz. The theme of the whole celebration … Continue reading “Claret Nivas Celebrates 25 Years of Forming Missionaries”

Approval and Inauguration of St. Joseph Vaz Independent Delegation of Claretian Missionaries in Sri Lanka

The General Council of the Congregation of Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Claretian Missionaries) in their recent meeting has decided and approved the creation of New Independent Delegation of Sri Lanka on October 24, on the feast day of St. Anthony Mary Claret, the Founder. The new Delegation is named as St. … Continue reading “Approval and Inauguration of St. Joseph Vaz Independent Delegation of Claretian Missionaries in Sri Lanka”

Blessing and the Opening of the Administrative building and the Publication in Sri Lanka

On the 30th of January, 2019 the Sri Lankan Delegation experienced a historical event as the Delegation blessed and opened St. CLARET CENTER which will house as their Administrative building (curia) and the Publication.  His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, the Arch Bishop of Colombo Diocese Blessed and opened the house and the Chapel.  Speaking at … Continue reading “Blessing and the Opening of the Administrative building and the Publication in Sri Lanka”

It’s Shiny, it’s Smooth, it’s Solid … it’s Silver

CLARET NIVAS situated in the historical hill-capital of Kandy serves as the theology cum philosophy scholaticate of the Claretians Missionaries in Sri Lanka. Remarkably, it is ready to spot its Silver Jubilee in 2019 as a hallowed institute which has been serving to bring out many zealous missionaries to the Congregation and at large to … Continue reading “It’s Shiny, it’s Smooth, it’s Solid … it’s Silver”

Frs. Christy and Devaseelan Are Honoured

The Urban Council and the Association of the Northern Province have recognized Fr. Christy John for his social service rendered in the area of Vavuniya, and awarded him with ‘Ellune Virudu’ honour. Fr. Devaseelan, CMF was also honoured with a few others by the Arivoloi Manram of North Colombo for the ‘Socio-Spiritual’ service rendered to … Continue reading “Frs. Christy and Devaseelan Are Honoured”

Fr. Devaseelan Is Appointed JP

On the 21st of November, 2018, Fr. Devaseelan, CMF was sworn into office as a Whole-Island JP (Justice of the Peace). It’s an opportunity to serve the people from a new angle without any boundaries. Serendib wishes him all the best for his new ministry.

Fr. Ronald Completes His M.Phil.

Fr. Ronald Sujeevan, CMF completed his M.Phil. studies in Social Work in September, 2018 at Loyola College, Chennai. Under Social Work, he specialized in Community Development (CD). His dissertation was on “Lifestyle, social neglect and resilience of war widows in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka.” Serendib congratulates Fr. Ronald Sujeevan for his achievement and wishes him a … Continue reading “Fr. Ronald Completes His M.Phil.”