Kandy, September 7, 2012
Six postulants started their novitiate in Srilanka on 7th september in kandy. Edward Christy Paringtan Leenas, Joseph Nivaskaran, Pakkiyanathan Vinothan John, Xavier Thipusious, Mathuranayagam Abilas and Selvarajah Marselo Pio were solemnly initiated into the novitiate in a solemn vespers presided over by Rev. Fr. Joy Maria Retnam, the delegation superior. In his homily he exhorted the postulants to be clear of what they were seeking in their request to be admitted into the novitiate and to commit themselves fully to realize it. Fr. V. Lawrence from the province of Chennai is designated as the Novice Master to accompany the young novices in their vocational growth. The novices are at present accommodated in the theology house in Kandy as the construction work is in progress at Casa Claret, the actual novitiate house at Kurunagala.