Farewell to Fr Joy Francis
“My food is to do the will of Him who sent me and to
complete his work” (Jn 4:34).
Jesus who said these words highlighting his mission
still helps us to draw inspiration to preach the
good news to lands near and far. Heeding to this
call, with utmost obedience just like his master
Jesus, Fr. Joy Francis has prepared himself to touch
the earth of Nagpur, Maharashtra and give witness of
Christ to the people there.
As he was serving in the community of Pushpashrama,
the community felt apt to bid him adieu with a grand
farewell. He worked marvels in Pushpashrama by
renovating the chapel, repairing the sound systems,
installing TV screens in the shrine to facilitate
easy worship and so on. His cheerful spirit and
helping nature was truly inspiring and influencing.
Therefore thanking him for his very presence in
Pushpashrama and wishing him success in the new
mission land, the community organised a cultural
programme which included a colourful display of
talents of brothers. Fr. Superior and Br. Jesvin
shared the happy moments we shared with Fr. Joy. Fr.
Joy also happily thanked the community for their
support and encouragement.
Though everyone were distressed sensing the loss of
a gem in our community, yet everyone thanked God in
their hearts for calling Fr. Joy to be a Carmelite
MISSIONARY and prayed for his good health and
success in his ministry.