Sinaran 2017

Sinaran 2017 1The tradition of College General lives on through the publishing of Sinaran which is intended to assist those who are discerning to reflect on the Vocation to the Diocesan Priesthood.

This year, we began lent with the inaugural visit of the Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Joseph Salvador Marino who celebrated Ash Wednesday with the community. We were happy to sense the presence of Pope Francis through Archbishop Marino as he gave us rosaries blessed by the Pontiff Himself; and even more delighted were we as he declared a holiday for us! We had the pleasure of two new members for the staff: Fr. Stephen Lim from the Archdiocese of Kuching and Fr Simon Labrooy from the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur.

After much discussion the community adopted the theme “Disciples Witnessing Hope in a Broken World”, giving expression to our unity with the Church in Peninsular Malaysia. Seminarians are disciples who aspire to imitate the heart of Jesus. Hence, to be disciples of Jesus is to be bringers of Hope in a Broken World.

Sinaran 2017 this year has three sections. Our readers are invited to comment on the stories, testimonies, sharings and reflections of these friends of Jesus.

The first section consists of Vocation Stories. The second section focuses on how our formation here is moulding us to be disciples witnessing Hope in a Broken World and the third section zooms in on our pastoral activities that help keep us grounded to the broken world.

The Editorial Team wishes to express our sincere gratitude to the bishops, fathers and seminarians who contributed articles to this issue, allowing the readers to have a glimpse into our lives in College General.

We also thank those who have contributed and helped us directly or indirectly to produce Sinaran 2017. Next year, mutatis mutandis we hope to work towards an online production of events and activities during the year.

With Best Wishes For A Blessed Merry Christmas

The Editorial Team
Editorial Team 2017 - Ricky, Gabriel, George, Msgr. James

 

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