Alleviate suffering. Illuminate the mind. Ignite the Spirit.

Thank you, Archbishop Antonysamy!

We are deeply grateful to Archbishop Antonysamy for visiting Atlanta and Catholic World Mission. It was wonderful to meet him--he is kind, gentle, smart, and strong in his faith in Jesus and his desire to make Jesus known to the people he shepherds in Madras and Mylapore.

Archbishop George told us that nearly 8 million people live in his diocese, but of those people, just over 400,000 are Catholic. He expressed that those who are Catholic in his diocese are extremely faithful, but he and his priests minister to people of all faiths, including Hindus and Muslims, who make up a majority of the population in India. What surprised us most is that the Hindus and Muslims in Madras and Mylapore also have a deep devotion to the Blessed Mother. He even told us that newlywed Hindu couples will often walk on their knees from their wedding to a local shrine dedicated to Mary in order for Our Lady to bless their marriage!

Archbishop George's deepest desire is to build a family center for families in his diocese, no matter their religion. He plans to focus on familial relationships, teaching healthy conflict resolution, and of course, spiritual formation for families, including teaching them how to pray as a family. The fruits of this endeavor will reach far and wide, impacting generations to come. 

Mass with Archbishop AntonysamyDeacon Rick, Danny, and Archbishop Antonysamy

Celebrating the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, as well as the 71st Indian Independence Day, made for a beautiful mass! It was incredible to see people from all over the world come together as the body of Christ. Friends from Ghana, Nigeria, Burma, India, the United States, and other countries came. Auxiliary Bishop Ned of the Archdiocese of Atlanta attended as well. 20 priests concelebrated with the two bishops, two deacons assisted, and our own Deacon Rick Medina, Catholic World Mission's Executive Director, was the primary deacon. 

 

 

The congregation included Indians, Americans, Burmese, Ghanaians, Nigerians, and more!
A Missionary of Charity reads the second reading at mass.
Deacon Rick Medina elevates the Book of the Gospels
Archbishop Antonysamy preaching
Consecration
Archbishop Antonysamy elevates the Eucharist
All the priests at mass--diocesan priests, Legionaries, MSFS priests, priests from India, DR Congo, Ireland, America, and more. We love our priests and are so grateful they came!
Archbishop Antonysamy gives communion
Bishop Shlesinger gives communion

We are deeply grateful to Archbishop Antonysamy for visiting Atlanta and Catholic World Mission. It was wonderful to meet him--he is kind, gentle, smart, and strong in his faith in Jesus and his desire to make Jesus known to the people he shepherds in Madras and Mylapore.

Archbishop George told us that nearly 8 million people live in his diocese, but of those people, just over 400,000 are Catholic. He expressed that those who are Catholic in his diocese are extremely faithful, but he and his priests minister to people of all faiths, including Hindus and Muslims, who make up a majority of the population in India. What surprised us most is that the Hindus and Muslims in Madras and Mylapore also have a deep devotion to the Blessed Mother. He even told us that newlywed Hindu couples will often walk on their knees from their wedding to a local shrine dedicated to Mary in order for Our Lady to bless their marriage!

Archbishop George's deepest desire is to build a family center for families in his diocese, no matter their religion. He plans to focus on familial relationships, teaching healthy conflict resolution, and of course, spiritual formation for families, including teaching them how to pray as a family. The fruits of this endeavor will reach far and wide, impacting generations to come. 

Mass with Archbishop AntonysamyDeacon Rick, Danny, and Archbishop Antonysamy

Celebrating the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, as well as the 71st Indian Independence Day, made for a beautiful mass! It was incredible to see people from all over the world come together as the body of Christ. Friends from Ghana, Nigeria, Burma, India, the United States, and other countries came. Auxiliary Bishop Ned of the Archdiocese of Atlanta attended as well. 20 priests concelebrated with the two bishops, two deacons assisted, and our own Deacon Rick Medina, Catholic World Mission's Executive Director, was the primary deacon. 

 

 

The congregation included Indians, Americans, Burmese, Ghanaians, Nigerians, and more!
A Missionary of Charity reads the second reading at mass.
Deacon Rick Medina elevates the Book of the Gospels
Archbishop Antonysamy preaching
Consecration
Archbishop Antonysamy elevates the Eucharist
All the priests at mass--diocesan priests, Legionaries, MSFS priests, priests from India, DR Congo, Ireland, America, and more. We love our priests and are so grateful they came!
Archbishop Antonysamy gives communion
Bishop Shlesinger gives communion