February 1, 2012
FRS. JOSEPH BARLA AND XAVIER RAJ ORDAINED IN INDIA
On Jan. 29, Frs. Joseph Barla and Fr. Xavier Raj were ordained by Cardinal Telesphore P. Toppo at the Marianist Novitiate Nirmal Deep in Ranchi, Jharkhand, India.
Both Frs. Joseph and Xavier professed first vows on April 29, 2000, and perpetual vows on Jan. 5, 2006. Fr. Joseph is director of the Marianist Community in Binda and works in the Chaminade Rural Development Project (CRDP). Fr. Xavier is director of the Marianist Community in Khamman, Andhra Pradesh, and serves at the Jakob Gapp School.
Congratulations and blessings to Frs. Joseph and Xavier!
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