The Rogationist St. Thomas QP commemorated the first death anniversary of Fr. Luigi Toffanin

The memorial celebration started with the blessing of a conference hall; "Fr. Luigi Toffanin memorial Hall", in the Quasi Province house. It was followed by the solemn con-celebrated Holy Eucharist presided over by Fr. Antony Nariculam, the rector of Pontifical Institute, Mangalapuzha, Aluva. Fr. Mathai Kadavil OIC shared a memorial reflection about Fr. Luigi. All the priests from our Rogationist communities in India participated in the celebration. The Parents of our religious students with our benefactors and friends joined us to thank God for the gift of Fr. Luigi and prayed for his eternal repose. After the Mass, a book "hrydayanilav" prepared in honour of Fr. Luigi was released. Fr. joby, the editor presented the book and was released by giving the first copy to Fr. Antony Nariculam. Fr. Shajan, the provincial shared his sentiments about Fr. Luigi and informed the assembly about the realization of the dreams of Fr. Luigi; the opening of Sri Lanka mission, the initiative to start "Scared Heart Alliance" among those who share the sacred heart spirituality. He proposed the vote of thanks to the Roagtionist family for their joyful presence. Everybody enjoyed the table fellowship and a copy of the book was distributed to all.

The Gurudharshan Novitiate house (India) community offered anticipated Holy Mass on the occasion of the first death anniversary of Fr. Luigi Toffanin. Fr. Shibu presided the mass and fr. Lixon gave reflection about the good example of Fr. Luigi. There were some invited guests who knew well  Fr. Luigi.

Today the Rogate Bhavan community celebrated the memorial of our very dear Padre Luigi. we had the solemn con-celebrated mass,special prayers for the dead and the agape. Our parish priest, sisters from our parish,some of the parents of our religious from Wyanad,parents of Fr. Saji Kappikuzhy, our staff and workers were present for the celebration.