Our Patron

Francis de Sales was born on 21 August 1567 in the Chteau de Sales into the noble Sales family of the Duke of Savoy, in what is today Thorens-Glières, Duke of savoy, France. More »

Our Patron

Francis de Sales was born on 21 August 1567 in the Chteau de Sales into the noble Sales family of the Duke of Savoy, in what is today Thorens-Glières, Duke of savoy, France. More »

Our Patron

Francis de Sales was born on 21 August 1567 in the Chteau de Sales into the noble Sales family of the Duke of Savoy, in what is today Thorens-Glières, Duke of savoy, France. More »

 

Welcome to MSFS South East India Province

South East Province has 170 professed members and has 123 priests working in different parts of the world. We work in 16 dioceses in Tamilnadu and Puducherry. Our ministry consists of 23 Parishes, 8 Schools, one Industrial School, 1 Boys´ Home, and 3 Children´s Villages. There are 53 confreres abroad either working or studying.Read More

Provincial’s Message

My Dear Confreres,

Cordial and fraternal greeting to one and all!!!

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Greetings of peace and joy to all of you!

We are in the season of Advent. We are preparing ourselves to celebrate the feast of Christmas. What does it mean to us? Christmas give us a lot of Good News. I would like to high light the virtue of sacrifice that Christmas signifies.

THE SACRIFICE OF GOD THE FATHER

When god wanted to redeem the world, he made different attempts without success. Finally “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, so that all who believe in him may not perish, but may have eternal life.” (Jn 3: 16). Giving up His only son is not a simple thing, but signifies God choosing the way of sacrifice than His power. It means a lot of sacrifice, from the part of God. And He sacrificed His only son for our sake. It is a sacrifice par
excellence.

THE SACRIFICE OF CHRIST THE SON

When God wanted His only son to come down to earth and be born as a human person to redeem the humanity, the second person of the Trinity readily agreed. “Who though he was in the form of God, did not consider equality with God something to be seized. Instead, he emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men, and accepting the state of a man. He humbled himself, becoming obedient even unto death, even death on the cross.” (Phill 2: 6 – 8). Our catholic faith is that Jesus Christ gave up all his godly nature and power and sacrificed all and became a man. There is no other parallel to this sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

THE SACRIFICE OF MARY OUR MOTHER

It is normal for any young woman to dream of a happy family life. In spite of all the development in all various fields and even after 2000 years, still family name, cultural values etc are sacrosanct for our girls and women. But in an era of secluded thinking, and in a male dominated society, a young woman to become pregnant before marriage is unthinkable and is an abomination. “Then Mary said, Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. Let it be done to me according to your word.” (Mk 1:38). Mary our mother sacrificed everything – her family name, he own name, her future etc for the sake of bringing to the world the Redeemer. As a human person, her sacrifice was supreme.

As Christmas signifies, we need to follow the virtue of sacrifice. As religious, our sacrifice must be much more than of the ordinary people. Having taken solemn Evangelical Vows, we cannot hold anything of our own and we need to make sacrifice continuously and consistently. With deep trust in God, let us live a life of sacrifice and thus glorify God and bring Good News to the people.Read More