Sunday, November 1, 2015

Fr. Joe conducts an awareness program on addiction to students of Mainadevi Bajaj International School, Mumbai

Mainadevi Bajaj International School aims to provide high quality,balanced educational programs to their students, which allows them not only to develop their knowledge and skills, but also develop strong moral values, especially appreciation and respect for different cultures. including psychology focuses on developing an overall personality, by teaching various aspects and levels of human psychology .
As part of their curriculum the students learn and understand the meaning and different aspects of addiction and rehabilitation to which a field visit to Kripa Foundation was organised today.
The students were very fortunate as Fr. Joe H. Pereira, Founder Managing Trustee of Kripa Foundation took time of from his occupied schedule and took personal interest in talking to the students. Fr. Joe explained to them the disease concept, the use of Kripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™ in the Kripa Model of treatment and the Holistic approach to treating addiction. The students also had the opportunity to listen to two sharing by patients in treatment. The awareness program ended with a question and answer session.
Immediately after the program Fr. Joe rushed off to St. Pius Seminary, Goregaon, Mumbai to address the Nurses Guild conference which is in progress.

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All our Welcomed Says Fr. Joe from Montreal

Kripa Pune was privileged to have Iyengar students visiting the centre to be with the Kripa family. Last week a suprise visit by Luciana Brando from Brazil was an emotional meeting as she met Our National Program Director Bosco DSouza after 14 years. Luciana's last visit to Kripa was in Vasai 14 years back. She was happy  to see the way Kripa has expanded and quoted " It is a joy to see the marvelous work Fr. Joe is doing for addicts and HIV care."

This week we have Luisa and Ekta students of Iyengar yoga come to be volunteers to practice yoga with the patients of Kripa Pune . They would be practicing twice a week for the next few months. As one of the patient said " Wow ! please tell Fr. Joe a big THANK YOU for sending such lovely people to be with us. I was there for two hours practicing and now I'm enjoying Yoga" - (Sheetal-named changed, is a young girl of 16 a drug addict.)

I Prayed for each of You at St. Bro Andre Relic in Montreal

André Bessette, C.S.C. (9 August 1845 – 6 January 1937), more commonly known as Brother André (FrenchFrère André), and since his canonization as St. André of Montreal, was a lay brother of the Congregation of Holy Cross and a significant figure of the Roman Catholic Church among French-Canadians, credited with thousands of reported miraculous healings He was declared venerable in 1978 and was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1982. Pope Benedict XVI approved the decree of sainthood for Blessed André on February 19, 2010, with the formal canonization taking place on October 17, 2010.

Bessette died in 1937, at the age of 91. A million people filed past his coffin.[9]
The remains of Bessette lie in the church he helped build. His body lies in a tomb built below the Oratory's Main Chapel, except for his heart, which is preserved in a reliquary in the same Oratory. The heart was stolen in March 1973, but was recovered in December 1974 with the help of famous criminal attorney Frank Shoofey .
Brother André was beatified by Pope John Paul II on May 23, 1982. The miracle cited in support of his beatification was the healing in 1958 of Giuseppe Carlo Audino, who suffered from cancer. St. Andre is commemorated in most of the world by an optional memorial on January 6. His memorial is celebrated in Canada on January 7.
On December 19, 2009, Pope Benedict XVI promulgated a decree recognizing a second miracle at Blessed André's intercession,[14] and on October 17, 2010, formally declared sainthood for him.