India 2020 (SJV)

Ten SJV seminarians will follow in the footsteps of St. Theresa of Kolkata as they serve the poorest of the poor in her beloved city.

How Good and How Pleasant it is when Brothers Live in Unity

January 15, 2020
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Note on Blog post: we have had internet connection issues until we arrived at the airport to leave. This post was written following our visit to Morning Star Seminary on Sunday and Monday, January 12-13. Sorry for the delay. Today we had the pleasure of spending most of the day at Morning Star Seminary. We […]

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The Light of Christ

January 15, 2020
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Note on Blog post: we have had internet connection issues until we arrived at the airport to leave. This post was written following our visit to St. Ann’s parish on Sunday, January 12th. Sorry for the delay. Today we had the great gift to travel outside the city for the first time, celebrating the Baptism […]

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Where Two or More Are Gathered

January 11, 2020
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“For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.” -Matthew 18:20 Everyday, we wake up early, go to 6 am Mass at the Motherhouse, have breakfast with the other volunteers and leave for our sites at 8 am, and the one other thing that remains constant in […]

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Anything But Average

January 10, 2020
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Praised be Jesus Christ. I believe it to be providential and fitting that the Lord allowed me to write the blog for today. From my own experience and the graces shared by my brothers, it seems like it has been a fairly normal day (at least as normal as India can get). We had our […]

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God is so good.

January 9, 2020
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Namaste! It is so very good to be here in India spending time with the Missionaries of Charity, serving the poor, praying, and so much more. Every Thursday the MCs have a day of prayer, so we do not serve at the volunteer sights. Fortunately, we had a unique day ahead of us. After Mass, […]

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Son, Behold your Mother

January 8, 2020
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The phrase that has been echoing in my heart in India has been one that the beloved shepherd of St. Paul-Minneapolis Bishop Andrew Cozzens regularly preaches to us, his flock: Jesus is asking, “am I enough for you?”  When I landed in Calcutta last week, I didn’t know what to expect. I had been on […]

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Fr. Kelly’s Update

January 8, 2020
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Dear Friends! Just a brief update from the local shepherd…Half of the group is taking the day to rest, pray at the Motherhouse and share stories with the other volunteers inside the walls of our peaceful lodging. The other half of the seminarians have taken to go to another MC site within walking distance to […]

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Men in Christ, Men of the Church, Men for Others

January 7, 2020
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Dan’s story from yesterday showcases precisely what I want to write about today; how the Lord, in his goodness, has given me incredible witnesses of love in my seminarian brothers. We’ve spoken at length about how beautiful it is to watch the sisters at work; how they do their service with immense joy and love, […]

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Within Thy Wounds Hide Me

January 6, 2020
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I just want to start by saying the Missionaries of Charity are so awesome. Every little thing they do is done with such great love. There is no one I would rather be learning from about how to love and serve the poor than the Missionaries. I know both Ed and Josh talked about how […]

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A Bridge Between Hearts

January 5, 2020
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God is so good! After prayer in the Motherhouse this morning we went to our morning sites. Half of us went to  Daya Dan to help with the disabled children and the other half went to Nirmal Hriday with the dying and destitute. I was on the Daya Dan crew and it was amazing. We […]

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