✝️Rest In Peace✝️
We are sad to inform you that Fr Varghese Paul Chollamadam SJ (GUJ), 78/57, went to his eternal abode at 7.30 this morning (10th April) at GMERS hospital, Gotri. He was shifted to this hospital last night. Lately he suffered from Covid besides other illnesses that he was suffering from.
We thank Lord for his vocation to Gujarat Jesuit Province and his contribution to Gujarat Church and literature.
May his soul rest in peace!🙏🏻🙏🏻✝️✝️
Fr. Varghese Paul was having a kidney problem. He has undergone right and left kidney P.C.N.L (Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy operation). Now He is in stable condition. He is at Our Lady of Pillar hospital, Vadodara.
May God grant him full and speedy recovery. Please pray for his recovery.
Information: Socius (Guj)
I have just finished reading the internet copy of Pope Francis’ ENCYCLICAL LETTER LAUDATO SI’ “Praise be to you, my Lord”. At the Encycle ends with two beautiful prayers, which I have translated into Gujarati. Here below please see A PRAYER FOR OUR EARTH both in Gujarati and in English.
With love & regards, Fr Varghese Paul, SJ
A PRAYER FOR OUR EARTH
All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe
and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love,
hat we may protect life and beauty.
Fill us with peace, that we may live
as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
O God of the poor,
help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth,
so precious in your eyes.
Bring healing to our lives,
that we may protect the world and not prey on it,
that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.
Touch the hearts
of those who look only for gain
at the expense of the poor and the earth.
Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,
to be filled with awe and contemplation,
to recognize that we are profoundly united
with every creature
as we journey towards your infinite light.
We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle
for justice, love and peace.