Wednesday, September 23, 2015

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.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Fr. Joe inaugurates The Centre of Santosh Yoga & Kripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™, (Kripa US),Milwaukee

At a well attended ceremony Fr. Joe flew into Milwaukee for a few hours to inaugurate the New centre of Santosh Yoga and  Kripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™, Kripa US Milwaukee along with it's Director Bryant Mascarenhas. Bryant is an long time student of 30 yeas with Fr.Joe since his late teens growing up in India.

 Bryant had invited a panel of VIP doctors and healer collaborating with Kripa US to expand the healing vision of Fr.Joe and Bryant's collaborative efforts,namely In attendance were: Tula Wellness Founder - Dr. Ashok Bedi, Integrative Medicine M.D., Dr.Rose Kumar - Ommani Centre for integrative medicine, Aurora Hospital  Dewey Centre- Addictions Psychiatrist and Department Head: Dr. Longo, Auyurvedic Centre - Santhigram - Dr.Tummala Medical Director of Jane P. Pain Clinic , Childrens hospital of Wisconsin,Ms. Cynthia Flynn - LIfe Coach,Ms. Kathy Vassallo - Master of Reiki, Ms. Jen Ellis - Life Coach and Spirit Guide.

Photographs Courtesy:

Collage &; Report

Wednesday, September 16, 2015