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Sharing faith experiences - I – Fr Santhosh Sebastian
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. Santhosh Sebastian from the diocese of Gorakhpur in North India. He had served as Chancellor cum Secretary to Bishop, Parish priest of St. Joseph Cathedral, Principal of St Joseph School, and Director of Commission for Dialogue and Ecumenism. Presently he is appointed as Professor of Dogmatics in St. Joseph Regional Seminary, Allahabad. Fr. Santhosh hails from a traditional Catholic family in the Southern Indian state of Kerala. In the first part of this interview he speaks about his life and faith experiences.
Our Faithful Witness of today, Fr. Santhosh Sebastian from India, shares with us his faith experiences, inspirations and more. Fr. Santhosh a heart welcome to Vatican Raido.
Tell us briefly about you.
Who inspired you to become a priest?
What kind of spiritual practices you had at home?
You are born and brought up in a traditional Christian community, but surrounded by people of other faith. How that affected you?
In a way you inherited a spirituality from your home. Later your joined the seminary. Did you find the same spirituality there?
Thank you Fr. Santhosh Sebastian. That was Fr. Santhosh Sebastian from India sharing his faith experiences. You can listen to the second part of this interview at the same day and time next week.
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 Fr. Santhosh Sebastian 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, 15 November 2013