Monday, 1 August 2011
Fr C. Thomas at Kondadaba
Fr Chinnappa Thomas has joined our community today onwards. It has been long since I met him. His walk is bit unsteady but otherwise he is still the same: simple, humble and with no pretensions about who he is and what he wants in life. His dream of opening and living in an ashram is still very strong. Coming from a very well to do family, his choice of lifestyle seems a total contradiction. Perhaps it is because of this that he is mostly appreciated and looked up to. This will be the first time that I will be living with him in the same community. Look forward to an enriching time... spiritually and community wise as well. He is here as Spiritual Director and Confessor. The APBC could not find one diocesan Priest who would come to the Seminary as its spiritual director... hence this 'temporary arrangement' of a Salesian Priest, for a year.