Jesus, the ‘Anointed One’, anointed and commissioned his disciples for ‘World Evangelization’ saying,
“Go to the whole world and preach the Good News to all creation” (Mk 16:15). The Apostles and
disciples of Jesus travelled far and wide tirelessly, marked with a zealous love for God, to carry out their
mission to establish the Kingdom of God locally and universally. Acts of the Apostles from chapters 13
onwards clearly portray how St. Paul and his team moved from place to place proclaiming Christ-the
Goodnews with fervour and courage in circumstances favourable and unfavourable. Paul exhorted
Timothy saying, “I urge you to preach the Word and insist on it in season and out of season” (2 Tim 4:2).
St. Paul said, “Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel” (1 Cor 9:16).
Charis Bhavn, in its pursuit of World Evangelization, is trying to tap every available source to reach
effectively the Word of God to the ends of the world. In this effort Media has a crucial role. It is the most
effective channel of the modern world to reach to the people from every walk of life. Charis Bhavan
Retreat Centre regularly conducts parish missions all over the world as it is envisaged by Servant of God
Father Peter Mermier, the Founder of our Religious Congregation of the Missionaries of St. Francis de
Sales (MSFS). We conduct retreats of Charismatic nature in schools, colleges, convents, seminaries and
parishes for teenagers, youth, religious and lay people. We are indeed indebted deeply to God for his
sustained grace that enabled us to carry out this mission in amazingly.
Charis Bhavan is a large family of MSFS Priests, reverened sisters and lay ministers. Charis Bhavan is
proud of catering to the needs and spiritual upliftment of teens and youth who seek God in their life and
who look for opportunity to serve the Lord. Charis Bhavan is profoundly indebted to countless people,
those who seek favours from God through Charis Bhavan and those who support our ministry. There are
innumerable people who support us with their powerful intercessary prayers and valuable service
contributing their time and talents. Charis Bhavan is richly blessed with ‘Friends of Fransalians’ and
generous benefactors who support us spiritually, emotionally and financially. I extend my sincere
appreciation and gratitude towards them for their generosity for the growth and wellbeing of this centre
that stands as a sign of the Kingdom of God, empowering the people of God. They do it for the glory of
God (1 Cor 10:31) and their reward is assured by the Almighty God himself (Mt 10:42, Jn 12:26).
Dear friends of Fransalians and benefactors of Charis Bhavan, let me assure you that your commitment
and support is a source of inspiration and encouragement to us in our persuit of proclaiming the Gospel to
every one without any reservation or boundary. Let us stay together and remain in partnership with God
and with one another to evangelize the world. May God bless you and your family richly for your
commitment, zeal for God and contribution to the noble cause of ‘World Evangelization’. Let me
conclude reminding ourselves “Blessed are the feet of those who proclaim the Good News” (Rom 10:12).
Therefore if you take pride, take pride in Jesus Christ (1 Cor 1:31) who suffered, died and rose again for
you and me. God Bless.
Sat, 16 Jan 2016