|Fr. Varghese helped an older priest with Lenten ministry for a |
day at the new Roman Catholic mission in Tuni,
an area still largely undeveloped, but known for its
250 varieties of mangoes, cashew nuts and rope.
| Frs. Varghese, Sridhar (shown here) |
and the other missionaries in this
part of the world, often sleep on the
floor on jute mats in the churches
Fellow missionary Fr. Sridhar, shown here at right and below, is finally having a humble priest residence constructed for his mission on the Bay of Bengal. Until now, he's been sleeping on the floor of his little church on a jute mat. He's been struggling with high blood pressure and other health issues made worse by the strain of heading up five scattered church outposts, so please keep Fr. Sridhar and other remote missionaries like him in prayer.
|Friends from the U.S. are helping Fr. Sridhar |
with medical expenses, and helped buy
him a little refrigerator that he
keeps in his sacristy, until his new little
presbytery is built.
|Fr. Varghese sent this photo from a feast he concelebrated|
honoring Our Lady of Lourdes in Yanam. These overflow
crowds are great in an area less than 2% Catholic!
|Oriental flare is obvious in this lovely church where |
Fr. Varghese preached this Lent.