CHRISTMAS GATHERING WITH THE POOR At Nadaikkavu, Tamil Nadu, India
On 15.12.18 we had the Christmas celebration with the poor animated by our friends of St. Jeanne Antide and the sisters of the communities of Nadaikkavu, Palavilai and Kulathoor. Including the grandmothers (lonely and abandoned women who live in our old age home at Palavilai and Nadaikkavu), the girls of unity house and other poor people who are in contact with our sisters in the different parishes were about eighty special guests. Since the morning the Friends of Giovanna Antida, involving their families, have come to prepare food for everyone. They decorated the environment and served lunch.
We started the program around twelve. Father Ajeesh, parish priest of one of the parishes where our sisters carry out their pastoral work, was the chief guest and addressed the Christmas message. Sr. Little Jothi our responsible and Mr. Babu representative of the Friends of Giovanna Antida also intervened to express a good message.
The grandmothers and the girls of the unity house were very involved with songs, dances and the presentation of some Christmas scenes. At the end of the program there was the distribution of the gifts. The Friends of Jeanne Antide offered gifts for 80 people, as there were other poor people from the parishes where our sisters work.