Province of Chennai
Province of Chennai

Celebration of the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary


On June 8, 2024, the communities of the Chennai gathered to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The event saw participation from three Claretian communities: Claretian Provincial House, Claret Anbagam, and Claret Niraivagam. A total of 14 priests graced the occasion with their presence, marking a significant spiritual celebration for all involved.

Holy Mass at Claret Anbagam
The festivities commenced with a solemn Holy Mass at Claret Anbagam in Thiruninravur. The Mass was presided over by Fr. Ulagaraja, who is celebrating his 25th anniversary of priesthood. This milestone added a special significance to the day’s events, highlighting his dedication and service to the church over the past quarter-century. Fr. Alex delivered a meaningful and inspiring homily, capturing the essence of the feast and its relevance to the lives of the faithful. His words resonated deeply with the congregation, enriching their spiritual experience and devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Sharing of Festal Joy and Meals
Following the Holy Mass, all gathered to share a delicious meal. This communal sharing of food fostered a sense of fellowship and unity among all, reflecting the spirit of the feast. The meal served as an opportunity for the priests and community members to bond, celebrate, and reflect on the significance of the day.

A Day of Reflection and Celebration
The celebration of the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary by the Claretian communities in Chennai was a profound expression of faith and community spirit. It was a day marked by prayer, reflection, and joyous celebration, honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary and reinforcing the bonds within the Claretian family.


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