Year of the Family – Couples Meeting
The Indian Province’s programme for "The Year of the Family of Saint John of God" includes a number of gatherings of members of the Family. The latest was the Couples’ Meet on 24 July.
Organised by the Province’s School of Hospitality, the Meet was inaugurated by the Provincial, Brother Antony Palamattom. The first session was devoted to “getting to know one another” and this became an occasion of good fun. Then participants were reminded by Dr. Mathew Jacob of the values and challenges of the Family.
After a talk on the universality of the Family by Brother Francis Mannaparampil, participants engaged in a number of games and competitions. The day concluded with presentations of the current reality of the Family by Brothers Jose Mathew and Baiju Valuparampil. Two participants evaluated the event and one couple was selected as “The Lucky Couple” to receive gifts as souvenirs of the occasion.