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A Call to Catholic Faith – Fr Gaurav Shroff (I)
Welcome to our special program on the Year of Faith, THE FAITHFUL WITNESS, a series on the lives of Inspiring People and Witnesses of faith in the Catholic Church from around the world. These are people who lived their ordinary lives in extraordinary ways. Their unique stories inspire us to be rooted in our faith. God calls each one of us today to inspire our brothers and sisters and to be witnesses of our faith.
The Faithful Witness of this week is Fr Gaurav Shroff, an American diocesan priest of Indian origin belonging to the Archdiocese of Atlanta. He was ordained a priest a month ago. Born and brought up in an Upper Caste Hindu family in India, Gaurav became a Catholic, attracted by the Gregorian music, and that too while he was still in the College. That was in the year 1990. Later pursuing his secular studies in the US, he listened to his inner prompting to follow his master more closely. In the first part of this interview today Fr Gaurav shares his journey of faith.
Our Faithful Witness of today, Fr Gaurav Shroff, shares with us his faith experiences, his attraction for Gregorian music and his call to Catholic faith. Fr Gaurav Shroff a hearty welcome to Vatican Radio.
Tell us briefly about you.
When did you first come in contact with the Catholic Church?
Tell us a bit more about the faith expressions in your family, prior to your experience of the Catholic faith.
So your parents were not particularly inclined to their religion!
When did you first witnessed a Christian liturgy?
Thank you Fr Gaurav Shroff. That was the first part of an interview with Fr Gaurav Shroff. In the second part of this interview next week, Fr Gaurav will share with us his journey post baptism.
You have been listening to THE FAITHFUL WITNESS our weekly series based on the lives of Inspiring People and Witnesses of faith in the Catholic Church from around the world. If you have a faith experience to share with us, let us know. Visit our website radiovaticana.va. This program is brought to you by Vatican Radio’s English Service for South Asia. By P.J. Joseph SJ
FRIDAY, 02 Aug 2013