Friday, May 22, 2015

Fr. Joe with the WCCM Karkow, Poland- Community Post Conference



At the recently concluded conference, the community was filled and soaked with the teaching of John Main OSB  and Fr, Laurence Freeman OSB.

 As one commented.

I feel that we were guided yesterday by the  Holy Spirit.
How is it, that an ordinary person like me, had the opportunity to listen and talk to someone close to  Blessed Mother Teresa of Kolkata?
This was a unique experience. Thank you very, very much Fr Joe!
May God be praised!

Submitted and Photographs by
Staszek
Poland

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Fr. Joe starts WCCM in Rzeszow Poland


Duirng his visit in Poland. Fr. Joe started WCCM in Rzeszow, Poland. The demand to be at a WCCM was so high that there we people who came from  far as Krakow and Wroclaw to attend and learn John Main teachings.

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Fr. Joe cooking an Indian Tadka ....in Poland



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Paul
Poland

Fr. Joe conducts kripafoundation Iyengar Yoga in Poland



.Today Namaste yoga centre finished a four-day workshop with his father PereirÄ…. It can be summed up in brief as it would be on a  practice of  Iyengar path-"Not intention, but attention," or "not the intent, but with attention' 
This was well conducted to house full seminar by Fr. Joe. 
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Paul 

Kripa Vasai Celebrates its 21st Anniversary



It was 21 years ago that Blessed Mother Teresa accompanied by Fr. Joe and friends of Kripa inaugurated Kripa Vasai. Today 21 years later Kripa Vasai remembers that day daily by the staff, saying the prayer that Fr. Joe thought them, the prayer of Blessed Mother Teresa."Make us humble and worthy Lord, to serve our fellow human beings, who live and die in poverty and hunger, in addiction and addiction related ailments such as HIV. Give them through our hands their daily bread , the daily care they need and by your mercy grant us peace."

Today on this great day with Mother Teresa's blessing Fr. Joe received a cheque of Rupees 7 lacs from the Mayor Shri Narayan Mankar of the Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation for all the work he is doing for addicts and people living with HIV.

The Kripa family of Vasai under the guidance of Fr Seraphinus and Ms. Jean Pereira organised a day long program. The function started with a prayer and Bhaajan after which beautiful memories shared by Mr Wilfred Pereira bro in law of Fr. Joe and Mr. Tony Pereira brother of Fr. Joe. Mrs. Evette Coutinho shared her association with kripa and Bosco D'Souza , the National Program Director who has been there since the concept of kripa Vasai  shared his memories and praised the entire Pereira family right from Fr. Joe's parents to his nephew and nieces for the philanthropic services to mankind. He mentioned how he missed Fr. Joe for the occasion as he was aboard teaching Kripafoundation Yoga in Poland , Switzerland, Germany  but was confident that he would be present for its silver jubilee. It was heartening to see Mr. Ossie Pereira participate in the program.

The day long program also included game competitions amongst the in house family and ended with the sumptuous lunch cooked by the staff of Kripa Vasai kitchen. A special thanks of gratitude to each and every staff and patient of Kripa Vasai for hosting a memorial program.

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Mozen H
Kripa Vasai

Fr. Joe gifted a 7 lakh cheque by Vasai Municipal Corporation for the work of Kripa on Kripa Vasai's 21st Anniversary



Kripa vasai received a unique gift on its 21st Anniversary. The Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation presented Fr. Joe for the work of Kripa Foundation in the region of Vasai- Virar to help people living with HIV.
As Fr. Joe is in Poland, Bosco D'Souza National Program Director of Kripa Foundation was deputed by Fr. Joe to receive the cheque. At a short a ceremony The Mayor of VVMC accompanied by First Mayor Shri Raju Patil, Deputy Mayor Shri Umesh Jadhav, and Mr. Bharat Gupta handed over the cheque to the team of VRACS Advisory Board headed by Program Manager Amit Patel and Advisory Board member Ms. Evette Coutinho, Ms. Manisha Kanekar and Mr. Pramod Shah

Although being in the same premises the guiding force towards helping us receive this love offerings Mr. Sandesh Jadhav, Dr Hemant Patil and Mr. Santosh Walvikar could not be present for the event but sent thier best wishes and prayers to Fr. Joe and his team.

The Mayor in his short speech wished kripa for all the good work it was doing and specially mentioned that he missed Fr. Joe today.

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