REV. FR. JOHN GRENNEN, DEFINITOR GENERAL'S VISIT TO VANCOUVER


Rev. Fr. John Grennen the Definitor General from Rome visited the Carmelite Community on 26th October at 3.30 pm with Rev. Fr. Paul Konig from California Province. Their short visit helped us understand the mind of Rev. Fr. General regarding our mission in Canada. He was very appreciative looking at the rapid progress of this region with a Formation House and with our 12 priests working in 7 parishes in 5 dioceses and in one major hospital in Canada. Rev. Fr. Grennen was impressed to know about the Formation
House and the probable two Canadian vocations to our Carmelite community. As a part of his pastoral visitation he wrote his report in our Pastoral Visitation Book. He also visited St. Edmund’s Church and Fr. Jerald D’Souza explained the various programs he conducts for people and briefed him about the ongoing progress of the Secular Carmelites in Canada. Fr. Boniface D’Souza also spoke about his unique ministry at St. Paul’s Hospital which left Fr. Definitor amazed at the great work he is doing with the sick and old in the Archdiocese. The Definitor left for Seattle after a grand dinner at Empire building “CLOUD 9” restaurant at 49th Floor.


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