Greetings to you from Vizag Province
Fr. Alexander Kottam msfs, 85 years old, passed away in St. Joseph's Hospital at 8.30p.m. Let us pray for the repose of his soul.
Mission Development Office
Cordial greetings and good wishes to you from AMISALES, the Mission Development Office (MDO) of the Congregation of the Missionaries of Saint Francis de Sales in Rome. This Mission Office came into existence on 15 November 2013. The Mission and Vision of AMISALES is to be always on the side of the poorest of the poor. To know more about our work please download the Newsletter bellow…
CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER: YEAR OF MSFS FORMATION FOR MISSION OF MERCY AND COMPASSION 2016
We shall be united as one family in one spirit through this prayer. Please begin praying this prayer from January 24th.
Loving God/ thank you for your abounding mercy and compassion/ through which you constantly manifest your love/ We acknowledge/ we are often tagged by our fragilities/ sinfulness and unworthiness/ Yet you never despise us nor abandon us/
In your mercy you forgive us/ cleanse us and heal us/of all our prodigal and wayward ways/ both personal and collective/ Like the Eternal Good Shepherd and Good Samaritan/ you always seek and find us/ stranded and wounded/and you care for us to complete restoration/
We pray Lord/ to instil and deepen within us/ the spirit of formation/geared to a mission of mercy and compassion/ Bless all our young formees/ to be profoundly groomed in a formation/ set for a mission of mercy and compassion/ Accompany us and sustain every step of ours/ on this sacred and committed journey/
In a world tormented by un-forgiveness/ resentment, retaliation and violence/stir us with bonds of pardon, reconciliation and forbearance/ Guard us against our inclination/ to slander and condemn/ Help us transcend/our barriers of division and discrimination/ and foster us as persons and communities/ that bear witness to unity and justice/ Heal us from our infirmities of indifference and tepidity/ with the balm of sensitivity, concern and solidarity/ Guide and train us/ to be more seekers and catalysts of such ministries/ that transmit mercy and compassion/.
Renew us with that spirit of our Patron, St. Francis de Sales/ so gentle and merciful to the faltering/ of our Patroness Mother of Compassion/so patient and full of compassion/ and of our Founder/ Servant of God Father Peter Mermier/ filled with zeal and dedication/.
O Father, Son and Holy Spirit/ mould us and transform us/ into Missionaries of mercy and compassion/ Amen!
Mother of Compassion – Pray for us!
St. Francis de Sales – Pray for us!
Servant of God, Father Peter Mermier – Intercede for us your sons