A few days after returning from the Europe tour, I phoned to Patricia and requested her to convey to you our grateful thanks for the memorable tour you had conducted for us from 15 May to 3 June 2010 to Vatican, Rome and other holy places in Italy, France Spain, Portugal and Switzerland. Apart from site seeing, it was truly a pilgrimage we will ever remember with daily holy Mass said by Rev. Fr. Johnson Enthumukuzhyil VC in various ancient Chappals and Churches and his prayers and your testmonies and singing by co-Pilgrims. The daily journey by AC coach and hotel stays were very comfortable and myself aged 74 and my wife Monica 69 and other members in the group, mostly senior citizens, never felt tired. The tour was very leisurely and there was no night journey. The guides and the Captains of the coaches were experts in their respective fields. All the arrangements made by you for us were excellent.
It was once in a life time experience to visit and pray in the historical and famous religious places in Europe particularly Vatican where we could receive the blessings of His Holiness the Pope and also the spots where our Lady had appeared in Lourds and Fatima and the Eucharistic Miracle in Lanciano. After seeing the latter with our own eyes, we know mow that when we receive the holy communion we are receiving the living Jesus in us.
I have asked our Parish Priest Rev Fr.Gerard Rodricks, SJ,Holy Family Church, Chakala, Mumbai and Rev. Fr. Tomson, Chaplain of the Malayali Latgin Catholics, Shalini Bhavan, Sion, Mumbai, to contact you to organise tours for their parishners.
Monica joins me in sincerely thanking you once again.
C M JACOB,
Retired ADDITIONAL CONTROLLER OF THE HOUSEHOLD
TO THE GOVERNOR OF MAHARASHTRA.
C M Jacob
53, Rajas, Prof. N.S.Phadke Marg, Andheri(E), Mumbai 400 069
Tel: 91-22-2682 1332