Greetings to all my readers with the blessings of New Year!!!
May 2015 be an year filled with God’s Grace and SMILES!!!
As I post this message I am in the midst of SMILING SISTERS at the SMI Provincial house at Bangalore, India, where I am conducting a two-day animation programme for the Sisters of Mary Immaculate (SMI) founded in 1948 in Krishnagar, by Bishop Louis LaRavoire Morrow, SDB.
THEY HAVE THEIR MAXIM TO BE ALWAYS WITH A SMILING FACE !!!
An excellent message for us as we begin a New Year full of Hope. Keep smiling and the world will smile with you! Though we have all our pains, sorrows and agonies, let these not deter our EXTACIES OF SMILES.
I came to learn that the aim of this Institute is the holistic development of family: its spiritual, moral, social and material welfare, especially of women, girls and children by making them aware of God’s unconditional love and tender care of them. They live and share their motto, To love God and help others to love God. I could experience the same when conducting the programme for them.
The charism of this congregation is to see God as most loving and tender Father and to do everything only to please him according to the Little Way of Spiritual Childhood of St. Therese of the Child Jesus. Their Apostolate of Smiling is a unique gift from their founder who has also instilled in them the principles of the Preventive System of St. John Bosco.
You may visit their website: www.smiofbpmorrow.org
Let your smile generate smiles in those around you in the days to come – synergizing those around you to build a happier smiling world caught in the web of fear psychosis and anxiety syndrome.
Dr AJ Sebastian sdb