Holy Family Church, Brahmavar

Unofficial blog of the Holy Family Church at Brahmavar, Udupi District, Karnataka.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

The Holy Family Church

Now I beseech you, brethren,
by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
that you all speak the same thing
and that there be no schisms among you:
but that you be perfect in the same mind
and in the same judgment.
(1 Corinthians 1:10, DRB)

Established in 1934, the Holy Family Church at Brahmavar is one of the few Churches standing by the National Highway. This beautiful house of God is a testimony of God's grace in the lives of Catholics who once left the fold. The scars of a painful history remain, but the mercy of God is all the more consoling. Thus we have a powerful hope urging us to labour for unity and peace. The Late Bishop of Mangalore Basil S. D'Souza saw in this a great ecumenical dimension. "This demands", he wrote in his letter dated 9th April 1985, "both from the clergy and faithful, an apostolate by which, unity with the Catholic Church may be achieved."
As we get closer to the Platinum Jubilee of the Holy Family Church in Brahmavar in 2009, we see the need for much preparation. This preparation has many dimensions but the most important of these is the preparation of the heart without which all else is vain. For the Most High himself showed that he dwells in hearts; "What kind of house can you build for me?" (Acts 7:49, NAB)
This weblog is born out of that much felt need and with His blessings, I'm sure it will go a long way as an instrument in the hands of God, who from age to age gathers a people for himself so that from east to west a perfect offering may be made to the glory of his name.

"To him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus,
unto all generations, world without end. Amen."

(Ephesians 3:21, DRB)


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