Updated with links: January 2018
Greetings to you from the Office of the Vice-Postulation!
I begin this letter expressing my gratitude to Rev. Fr. Hilary Fernandes who served in the office as the Vice-Postulator for the last 8 years and now as our Superior General has appointed me. On behalf of all the devotees of Venerable Fr. Agnel I thank him for all the hard work that he has put in to spread the devotion of Ven. Fr. Agnel far and wide. As he will soon take over his new assignment let us pray that through the intercession of Ven. Fr. Agnel God may bless him and his new apostolate.
Here at Pilar we have already begun our preparation for the forthcoming event of 90th Death Anniversary of Ven. Fr. Agnelo.
I also want to inform all our devotees that in the month of August we had our General Chapter and Rev. Fr. Seby Mascarenhas was elected as our New Superior General and also a new Administration team. Let us also keep them in our prayers that God may bless our New Administration and that they may lead our Missionary Society in right direction according to the will of God. The devotion of Ven, Fr. Agnel is directed and guided by the General Administration.
With great joy also I want to inform you that on the 1st of Oct. 14 of our Brothers in the final year of their priestly study were ordained deacons by Rt. Rev. Bishop Bartol Baretto, the Auxiliary Bishop of Bombay Archdiocese. Kindly keep them in your prayers as soon they will be ordained priests. That they too may be holy and zealous priests like Ven. Fr. Agnelo.
Thanking you for all the support you give to further the Cause of Ven. Fr. Agnelo. Let us continue praying that all our efforts may soon see that Ven. Fr. Agnelo is declared a Saint by the Congregation of Canonisation of Saints.
With the assurance of our prayers for all our devotees and their intentions.
Yours in Christ Jesus,
Fr. Tony S. Fernandes, sfx