Mangaluru: The Most Rev Dr. Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangalore Diocese and President FMCI inaugurated and blessed the new entrance of Fr Muller Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital and the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes at the Institution's premises at Deralakatte on October 7th, 2019. Rev Fr Richard Coelho, Director Father Muller Charitable Institutions, unveiled the Logos, the first being Heal and Comfort, the Motto of Father Muller Charitable Institutions, and the other being Pioneer in Homoeopathy with the principle of Similia Simlibus, Curentur.
As a mark of respect to the Founder, the newly erected bust of Fr Augustus Muller was garlanded by the Most Rev Dr. Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangalore Diocese and President FMCI; this was followed by the blessing and prayer service as a part of the Laudato Si, summoned by Pope Francis with the major theme of ‘A Moral And Spiritual Challenge -The Ecological Crisis’, by spreading the message of saving the bounty of the Earth and ensuring its fruitfulness for coming generations.
Keeping in view this message, The Mangalore Diocese under the Leadership of Most Rev Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, has taken up the task of spreading the green cover all over Mangalore, and as a part of this campaign, saplings were planted by Most Rev Dr. Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop Of Mangalore Diocese, Rev Fr Richard Coelho, Director, Father Muller Charitable Institutions And Dr Shivaprasad K., Principal, Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College at the Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital campus Deralakatte; This initiative came from Rev. Fr Roshan Crasta, Administrator.
Rev Fr Roshan Crasta Administrator Fr Muller Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital welcomed the august gathering. This was followed by a felicitation Programme in which the Architect, Engineer, and Contractors were felicitated by His Lordship Bishop Of Mangalore.
Rev Fr Richard Coelho, Director FMCI addressed the gathering saying “a facelift is inevitable due to its better accessibility to the patients and all those who avail service at Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College. He also urged all the doctors, nurses and all the staff to keep in mind the basic motto of ‘Heal and Comfort’ while serving the suffering humanity”.
The Most Rev Dr. Peter Paul Saldanha, in his Presidential address, said that ‘Beauty could be described internally and externally. External beauty also plays an important role which raises expectations and creates a kind of ambience’. He mentioned that ‘when we see the goodness around, we feel good within, which creates a sense of positivity among us which is very important in the healing ministry’.
Dr Shivaprasad K Principal Fr Muller Homoeopathic Medical College proposed Vote of thanks.
As the official stage programme concluded, the dignitaries along with the gathering moved towards the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes. The Most Rev Dr. Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangalore Diocese and President FMCI blessed and inaugurated the new Grotto. The Grotto Designer Mr. Walter Pinto was felicitated for the marvellous masterpiece.
The programme was graced by Rev Fr Ajith Menezes, Administrator, Father Muller Medical College, Rev Fr Sylvester Lobo, Administrator, Father Muller Hospital, Thumbay, Rev Fr Nelson Deeraj Pais, Assistant Administrator, Father Muller Medical College Hospital, Rev Fr Felix and Fr George, Chaplains Father Muller Charitable Institutions, Rev Fr Peter Noronha, Founder Director, Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College, Rev Fr Felix Noronha, Chaplain, Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Dr E.S.J. Prabhu Kiran, Vice Principal & Sr Janet D’sSouza, Chief Nursing Officer, Sr Jacintha D’Souza, Principal FMCON & Religious Sisters of different communities.
The programme was compered by Dr. Sherlyn Paul and Dr. Deeraj Fernandes.
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