Kadhosh Fest- Ernakulam
region Religious gathering was
conducted in POC on the 28th of
February 2015, as part of the year
of the Consecrated. His Beatitude
Cardinal Baselios Mar Cleemis
Catholicos, President of KCBC
inaugurated the 'Kadosh Fest',
the Celebration of holiness.
Cardinal pointed out that the
religious are the rich heritage of the Church and they should spread the joy of living Gospel.
The Chairman of the Commission for Religious, Archbishop Mar Joseph Perumthottam in his presidential
speech said that the religious present the pre-enjoyment of life in heaven in this world itself. He also added that
it should be possible for the Religious to bring in to their life the memories of the early Christian society. Most
Rev. Dr. Francis Kallarackal, Archbishop, Verapoly also addressed the audience. His Excellency, Mar Sebastian
Adayanthrath celebrated the Holy Mass. KCBC Deputy Secretary General Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt, KCMS
President Fr. Thomas Manjakkunnel CMI and Secretary Sr. Rosina CMC also spoke. The conference was blessed
with the participation of 1200 ascetics from Ernakulam- Ankamaly, Verapoly, Kochi, Allepey, Kothamangalam
and Idukki Dioceses.
Rev. Dr. Vincent Kundukulam and Dr. Alexander Jacob IPS presented papers on topics "Consecrated in the
3rd millennium: Hopes and Challenges" and "Consecrated in building up of Kerala's culture" respectively. Dr.
Edward Edezhath, Sr. Little Teresa CMC and Rev. Fr. Jolly Vadakkan presented the responses. The Seminar was
led by Fr. Siju Illikkal NSP, Fr. Sijo Arikkatt OFM Capt., Fr. Francis Chaandan IMS, Fr. Devassy Chirakkal SDB, Fr.
Tomy Nambiamparambil CMI, Fr. John Thalachira CMI and Fr. Shibu Xavier OCD, the Dean of studies.