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Sharing faith experiences - I – Fr Saju, CMI
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 to inspire our brothers and sisters and to be witnesses of our faith.
The Faithful Witness of this week is Fr Saju Chakkalakal, a CMI priest and President of Dharmaram Vidhya Shetram in Bangalore, South India. Incidentally Dharmaram trains over 1000 students in theology, philosophy, Cannon Law, Spirituality and counseling. Fr Saju was born and brought up in a traditional Catholic family in the Southern Indian state of Kerala. In the first part of this interview he speaks about his life, faith experiences, and his mission.
Our Faithful Witness of today, Carmelite Father Saju Chakklakal of Bangalore, India shares with us his faith experiences, his vocation to priesthood, and more. Father Saju a hearty welcome to Vatican Radio.
Tell us briefly about you.
Who inspired you to become a priest?
What kind of faith enhancing activities you witnessed at home?
You are born and brought up in a Christian community, but surrounded by people of other faith. What was your experience?
After joining the Carmelite congregation, what happened to the spirituality you received at home and in your village?
Thank you Father Saju. That was Father Saju Chakklakal, a Carmelite priest from Bangalore, India, sharing faith us his faith experiences and his mission.
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. Our Faithful Witness today has been Carmelite Father Saju Chakklakal from India. 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, 18 October 2013