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Sharing faith experiences - II – 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. This will be followed by the news. 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. Last week, in the first part of this interview he spoke about his life, faith experiences, and his mission. In the second part of this interview today he shares his personal life, vision, and a message for the youth.
Our Faithful Witness of today, Carmelite Father Saju Chakklakal of Bangalore, India shares with us his personal faith experiences, vision, and more. Father Saju welcome back to Vatican Radio. Let me begin with a very personal question.
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    Have you ever encountered any difficult situation where your faith came as a help?
    Share with us one or two of your outstanding faith experiences.
    What are your personal faith enhancing activities?
    There is a general feeling that youth are not interested present day faith expressions and are away from the Church. What do you think?
    What is your message for the youth of today.

Thank you Father Saju. That was Father Saju Chakklakal, a Carmelite priest from Bangalore, India, sharing faith us his personal faith experiences and his vision.
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, 25 October 2013


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