The 40 yrs Ruby Fest – Opening Ceremony of the CCR, Mumbai, Feb 2012

The Opening Ceremony of the 40 Year Ruby Fest of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal In Mumbai, India. Watch all the PG leaders, Zonal Leaders, Youth Leaders participate in the grand entrance procession as well as the special invitees which includes Bp. Valerian D’Souza. And yes, your last glimpse of Fr. Rufus Pereira before he left us to be with the Lord! Also, the all Mumbai Praise & Worship team in attendance. Also watch the special felicitation to all the past BST Chairpersons and those who have contributed to the CCR in the past in significant ways.

The 40 Year Journey of the CCR In Mumbai, India – What next ? (Video)

The above opening talk was given on the occasion of the 40 yr jubilee celebrations of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in Mumbai, India, on 3rd & 4th February, 2012. It describes the next vital and important step that God requires from every true believing Christian in his walk with God – entering into God’s Rest here and now.

(We apologize for the low video quality and weak editing wherein some portions of the talk got cut here and there. However, the complete talk is available in text form under the same title below this – see under events)

The 40 Year Journey – What Next? (Text – talk)

DSC_0211(Opening talk by Ian D’Souza at the Ruby Jubilee CCR Convention held in Mumbai, India, on 3rd & 4th February, 2012)

The purpose of this opening talk is to interpret the spiritual journey of the CCR (its people) over the last 40 yrs and discover what God wants for us ahead.

In your program brochures you will find an article titled “the 40 years gone by”.  There we have traced a brief history of the past, as to how the renewal started from very humble beginnings.  We are privileged to have the two people God used to bring the renewal to Mumbai from the US 40 yrs ago, right here in our midst – They are none other than Minoo & Luz Maria Engineer!  It has always amazed me that the Lord should ever choose human instruments to carry out His work here on earth.  We are well aware that He does not need us, but chooses to include us in His plans, which is nothing but a privilege. Continue reading