The Montfort School – Kattur, Trichy campus sported a festive look on Sunday 07 August 2022 when people from different districts started converging in Montfort for the Jubilee celebrations. Among the ten Jubilarians of the Province of Trichy, Bro. Xavier Montfort celebrated his Diamond Jubilee marking the 60 years of Religious life in Brotherhood. The golden Jubilarians Bro. V.C. Mani and Bro. Savari Antony were all in great delight as they celebrated their 50 years of God’s fidelity and their response to it. The third set of Brothers namely Bros. Alexis Irudayaraj, Arockiaraj, Francis I, Jesudoss A, Philipraj, Robert Lourudsamy and Bro. Sahaya Benito were all in glee with their sparkling smiles as they celebrated their Silver Jubilee.
Besides, a few of the Jubilarians of the same batch also joined in this celebration along with two Provincials of Bangalore and Yercaud and a great number of priests and Religious Sisters and fellow Brothers from other Provinces. This sacred event was solemnized with the thanks giving Eucharist presided over by the Bishop of Trichy Diocese Rt. Rev. Savarimuthu Arockiaraj and concelebrated by more than 30 priests. About 800 people participated in the Eucharistic celebration inside the tastefully decorated Montfort auditorium. The presence of their parents, siblings, relatives and friends added more meaning and color to the event.
In his homily, the Bishop elucidated the origin and growth of Religious life in the Church in early times particularly the life of the Consecrated Brothers. He did not fail to uphold in high esteem the position of religious Brothers and the great mission carried out by the Brothers around the globe today and more particularly in Tamilnadu. With a note of profound gratitude to the Lord for all the marvels the Lord is doing to the people through the Brothers he congratulated the Jubilarians and wished them many more years of meaningful life and mission as a good and faithful servant of the Lord. The Jubilee celebration came to a close with a sumptuous festive lunch served to a host of more than 1700 participants who came to felicitate and share the joy of the jubilarians. The Provincial Superior Bro. Irudayam who had masterminded this happy jubilee event, generously appreciated and thanked the organizing committee and the Brothers of the Campion, and Montfort School – Kattur communities for their committed involvement in the successful conduct of this memorable event.