Province of Chennai
Province of Chennai

His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Mathews Mar Polycarpos Visits Claretians in Karumathur

Karumathur, 20th June 2024:- His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Mathews Mar Polycarpos, Auxiliary Bishop of the Major Archieparchy of Trivandrum, visited the Claretians in Karumathur on 20th June 2024. The visit was marked by a deep sense of gratitude and fond remembrance, particularly of Fr. Dirnberger and the Claretians who played a significant role during Bishop Polycarpos’s stay and studies at Madurai Kamaraj University.

Celebrating the Holy Eucharist
During his visit, Bishop Polycarpos celebrated the Holy Eucharist with the Claretian community. In his homily, he emphasized the importance of staying close to the Holy Eucharist and following Jesus, who serves as the ultimate model for our lives. His words were a source of inspiration and spiritual encouragement for all present.

A Trip Down Memory Lane
Bishop Polycarpos fondly remembered his studies at Madurai Kamaraj University, recalling the support and companionship of Fr. Dirnberger and the Claretians. His reflections highlighted the significant impact that the Claretian community had on his life and spiritual journey.

Expressions of Gratitude
The bishop expressed his heartfelt gratitude and happiness towards the Claretians for their continued dedication and service. He conveyed his appreciation for their hospitality and the warm welcome he received during his visit. His visit not only strengthened the bonds between the Claretians and the Major Archieparchy of Trivandrum but also served as a testament to the enduring legacy of Fr. Dirnberger and the Claretian mission.

In closing, Bishop Polycarpos extended his blessings, compliments, and gifts to the Claretian community, leaving them with a message of hope and encouragement to continue their spiritual mission.

Reported by:
Fr. Lawrence Xavier CMF


  1. Very happy to read of the result of the hospitality of our family members. God be praised

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