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Seminary rector in India creates musical on St. Francis of Assisi



Dec. 24, 2013: A Catholic priest from Goa, western India, has created a musical show to familiarize Christians with the life and philosophy of St. Francis of Assisi. The play “Peace Warrior” by Fr. Agnelo Gomes, Rector of Pilar Niketan Seminary, was first staged on the annual day of the seminary November 30.
Due to the success of the drama, two more shows were held on December 22 for the public. Fr. Gomes who is a student of New York Film Academy has made 5 short documentaries on social issues. He explained that is customary to have some cultural events on the annual day of the seminary, and this year he decided to put up this musical show as Pope Francis is a follower of St. Francis of Assisi. A musical with 16 songs, the play has a cast comprising priests studying at Pilar Niketan. The 80-minute drama has actors take up socially relevant issues like poverty, rape, accidents and illiteracy. It searches for answers in the philosophy of St. Francis of Assisi.
Source: UCAN




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