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Pastoral Letter on the year of Faith

 CP-Past/231/2012

 
To the Priests, Religious, Lay Faithful and People of Good Will in the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman
 
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
 
Filled with the joy of being gifted with Faith in Jesus, I extend my loving greetings to you, my fellow Christians and to all people of good will.
As you are aware, our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI has declared the period from October 11, 2012 to November 24, 2013 as a Year of Faith. Faith is God’s Gift. This gift needs to be appreciated, cherished and nourished. But more than anything, it has to be lived. The foundation of our faith is the encounter with the Christ-event or rather with the Person of Jesus Christ, who gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction (cf. Deus caritas est 1). 

Pastoral Letter 2011 - 2012

 

 
“COVENANT BETWEEN HUMAN BEINGS AND CREATION:
DIVINE LOVE’S MANIFESTATION”
 
 
Dear Sisters and Brothers! 
 
The grace and the peace of God our Father and of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all! 
 
 
1. INTRODUCTION
 
A new age dawned on these our territories of Goa, Daman and Diu on December 19, 1961. These, and before them, the enclaves of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, were freed from 450 years of foreign domination. The new era that followed allowed us to take great strides in our own development: a university in the educational field, industrial projects in the industrial area, self-governance and an ever progressing lifestyle. At a moment like this, I recall a famous poem of Rabindranath Tagore: “Let my country awake.”  The original text is given at the end of this Letter.
 

PASTORAL LETTER 2010

WITNESS TO CHRISTIAN VALUES IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JOSEPH VAZ

Pastoral Letter, to the Priests, Religious, 
Lay Faithful and People of Good Will in the
Archdiocese of Goa and Daman

(Approved English version of the Pastoral Letter  No. CP-Past/131/2010 written originally in Konkani language)  

 
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
The grace and peace of God our Father and of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you!
 
1.  INTRODUCTION 
     We celebrate important days and events in different spheres of our life; their memories are etched in our mind and, as they come, they become for us opportunities to reflect more deeply upon them and to discover in them new perspectives. This year, the Church in Goa remembers some historical events and days of her life:
 

SHINE LIKE STARS IN THE WORLD! (2009)

  

PASTORAL LETTER

To the Youth of the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman 

(Approved English version of the Pastoral Letter No. CP-Past/175/2009

written originally in Konkani language)

 

 My young friends!

Cordial greetings to you! May the Holy Spirit, poured upon you through the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation, fill you with the Love and Peace of the Father and of the Son.

Rooted in Faith, Go, Spread the Jesus Glow.

PASTORAL LETTER

To the Priests, Religious, Lay Faithful and People of good will
in the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman

(Approved English version of the Pastoral Letter No. CP-Past/140/2008
written originally in Konkani language)

Rooted in Faith, Go, Spread the Jesus Glow

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Filled with the joy of being gifted with Faith in Jesus, I extend my loving greetings to you, my fellow Christians and to all people of good will.

Golden Verse

1Korintkarank 7:38

Mhonnttôch aplê ankvar hoklê lagim logn zata to borem korta; ani logn zaina to odik borem korta.
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