Pre Novitiate Inaugurated



The new Pre Novitiate at Allahabad was inaugurated on 18th June, which is a joint venture of Patna and Delhi provinces. Bishop Raphael Manjaly, the Bishop of Allahabad diocese blessed the newly renovated building in the presence of Fr. Varkey Perekat SJ, the provincial of Delhi province, Fr. Jose Vadassery SJ, the provincial of Patna province, and other distinguished guests.

After the blessing of the building Bishop Raphael presided over the Eucharist and gave an inspiring message to the 16 pre novices present. The Bishop also lit new fire in the kitchen and wished prosperity and abundance in the new formation house and interacted with the pre novices for a short while. All who were present for the function enjoyed a simple breakfast in the company of each other.

Later during the day, both the provincials shared with the pre novices about Society of Jesus and the expectations they have from the pre novices. The superior of Shanti Sadan community, Fr. Joe mannaravelil SJ also shared with the few inspiring words.