mercoledì 17 dicembre 2008

About me - Denis lalfela

I was born on 1st August, 1978 at Chhingchhip, a small village situated some 80 kms from the Capital, Aizawl. After having completed class VII in a catholic school, I entered the diocesan Minor Seminary at Kolasib. St. John's High School became my home for three years. Being the last batch of the old MBSE course, we had the fortune of going to college for classes XI-XII. Towards the end of my pre-university studies, life became tougher and it was not easy. The Lord had some other plan for me. He made it known to me on 7th June, 1997 in a charismatic retreat, attended by nearly 400 people. Until then, i remained about six months at home descerning the will of God. Fortunately, i came into contact with the Salesians through the person of Fr. Alexius Sanglura. My first experience with Salesians (14 Aug 1997- April 1998) at an interior and poor mission of Umswai sharpened and deepened my vocation.
One year of Novitiate at Sunnyside (May 1998-May 1999) was short and sweet. There I met salesians in a big number. Daily life enriched by lessons and contact with the people made life worthwhile.
Three years of south indian experience (June 1999 - May 2002) as a student of Bachelor of Philosophy and of Bachelor of Arts (economics) made things brighter. Trips to holy places like Vailankani, Thomas Mount etc were events of grace. My visit to Kerala gave me an opportunity to witness the profound faith of the people and their deep sense of religiousity. No wonder why they have vocations in abundance!
It was a big surprise and something least unexpected when my Rector communicated to me of my Provincial's plan to send me to Italy for Practical Training and Theology. We landed in Rome on 5th July 2002. Now it's almost seven years that i am in Italy. I thank the Almighty God for his constant care and protection. I thank him for his tangible love and for his countless blessings.
I was ordained a Catholic priest on 13th September in Christ the King Cathedral, Aizawl, Mizoram. The Cathedral was packed to its capacity. I feel fortunate even today that the first local Bishop, Rt. Rev. Stephen Rotluanga CSC., DD., consecrated me as priest. I am now in the II year of Licentiate in Systematic Theology in UPS, Rome. .... more updates later.........

Indians celebrate Christmas at UPS, Rome

Today, we had a pre-Xmas fellowship meal at the Salesian Pontifical University, Rome. Nearly 60 students/ professors took part in the event. It was another chance to know one another and to sing together christmas carols. The team led by Fr. Paul Rabha sdb organized this meeting in a simple and meaningful way.
Fr. Joachim D'Souza sdb, the Provincial of UPS, Rome delivered a Christmas message. Fr. Manoj Churuyil sdb accepted the proposal of being the new President. The UPS India will present Xmas carols to the entire university students on 19th December. We have this kind of fraternal get together at least thrice a year.

martedì 16 dicembre 2008

North East get-together

Keini India hmarchhak atanga Rome a zirlai leh hnathawk a awm te chuan inkhawmna leh chawhlui kilhona kan nei. Pathianni Dec 14, khan Salesian Pontifical University, Rome a meeting hlimawm takah hian mi sawmli lai kan kal khawm a. Hruaitu dinhmunah min dah ve miau si a le, kan han bazar vel a. Chaw te kan chhum a, a awm ang ang kan ei tlang a, a nuam hle mai. Inkhawmnaah hian sermon min chantir ve a, phulo ka inti in ka lawm hawng hle. Kum khata vawi hnih meeting kan neih thin hi nakum April thla velah kan nei leh ang.

Krismas chibai

Krismas chibai ka buk a che u. Krismas hi a zawng a mak a ni. Boruak hi a nei ve hrim hrim a, rilruah hian thu a sawi tlat thin. In awmna apiangah hlim taka hmang turin duhsakna ka hlan a che u. Vicenza, North Italy lamah krismas ka hmang dawn a, kumthar erawh chu Milan khawpuiah ka hmang thung ang. Khua a vawt hle mai a, vur te a tla hial mai. Kristan a khawngaihna in thuam thar che u se la, henh theih loh te hnehsak che u in, a piancham hi amah nen hlim taka hmang turin tan i lak ngei pawh a rinawm. Kumthar 2009 hi i tan malsawmna kum lo ni rawh se.

Nang malsawmna ni ang che

Khawvelin a ngaihsan leh a theihnghilh mai loh tur Mother Teresa in Kolkata kawtthler a miretheite tana malsawmna ni tura Pathian kohna a chhan lai khan Rs.5 chauh a nei. Harsatna pawh a tawk hnem, mahse a hna a tan meuh chuan kil tin atangin tanpuina a lo thleng anih kha! St. Peter´s Basillica kum za nga tlin lawmna denchhena exhibition hmuhnawm tak an neihah Mother Teresa slipper leh miretheite tana thawk tura hotute phalna a dilna lehkha an pho chhuak a. A entu mipuite rilru a hnehin tlawhtu an tam nangiang mai. Mit ngei a ka va hmu ve chu vannei ka inti hle. Chutiang taka ngaihlut a nihna hi mite tana malsawmna ni tur a a inpek ral thak vang a ni. Mite tana malsawmna nih duhtute Pathianin a enkawl tlat a, finna leh dawhtheihna a pe thin. Malsawmna ni tur a Pathianin min kohna kan chhan hian hlimna dik tak min thlen thin.
Nu leh pa te u, hei leia hmuh theih Pathian in ni asin! In rochan leh mawhphurna hi a va hlu em! Nitin in thutiam tithar a in fate malsawm hi in tihtur a ni. Malsawmna in kutah Pathianin a dah avangin in fate tan (in fa sualte pawh) an lu chungah kut nghatin tawngtai teh u. In fate thiltih - an zirna, hna leh zinna te hi mal han sawm sak mah teh u, Pathian thatzia in hmu ngei ngei ang. Kawng i kal lai te, motor i chuan lai te leh i hnathawhnaah te rilru tawngtaina neiin, i mi hmuhte leh i thawhpuite kha mal han sawm teh. I hriat zàwng an nih loh pawhin an tan thil tha duh la, Lal Isua malsawmna dil sak ang che. Mak tak a ni, a hlawkna i tèl nghal ang. ´A thlawnin in dawng a, a thlawnin pe ve rawh u´ (Mt. 10:8) tih a ni si a. Phal takin malsawmna chu sem chhuak chur chur mai teh le.
Zirlai duh tak, thuawih leh taima taka i zir/ thawh kha nakin zela mite tana malsawmna i nihna tur a ni. Beidawnna leh tahna thlentu atan tumahin khawvel eng an hmuh tir si lo che a. I fail palh a nih pawhin beidawng mai suh, hun tha i la nei asin! Malsawmna dawng turin i tihtur i hlen ve a ngai a, i thatchhiatna rah sengtu tur pawh nang leh i chhungte an ni. Kan ram leh hnam hian mithiam a mamawh zel dawn, Krismas hi rilru siam nan hmang ngei ang che. Mimal leh Kohhran anga i tawngtaina kha a thlawn dawn lo. Chhanna i hmuh mai loh avangin beidawng lo la, Lalpa aw nghak ang che. Kan dil apiang hmu ta nghal zel ila, mite tana biak hrehawm khawpin kan chapo thei. Chuvang alawm mitin mai hian kraws kan neih theuh. Kan duhna aia Lalpa remruatna kan dah lal hunah mite tana malsawmna kan ni ang. Chu nun tak chu Zoram hian a va mamawh em! Midangte tana malsawmna nih intiam thah ram hruaitu kan thlang ta! Pathian leh mipui an dah lal a tul hle ang. Lal ni lova rawngbawltu an nihna hria a, an thutiamte atak a chantir chu mite tana malsawmna an nihna tur a ni. Ram hmasawn nan sorkar tha ringawt a tawk lo. Mitinin duhamna, eirukna leh chapona sual kan bansan a, rilru dik kan put a hun tak meuh mai.
Lusun khawhar te tana malsawmna kan nih a va tul em! Khawhar chhung ten thlarau damna changa Pathian leh Kohhran an belh leh theih nana tawngtai sak a, dawhthei taka ngaithla a kan tanpui hi an tan malsawmna kan nihna hlu tak a ni, theihnghilh mai lovang u. Lusunte pawh a hma ang an ni thei tawh lo, lusun dangte tan hnemtu an ni fo tawh ang. Ringtu thlirna atang chuan Pathian tel lovin mite tan malsawmna kan ni thei lo. Mahni theihna a làwn sang viau Lalpa thununna in a pawhthlak kan velah kan hmu teuh. Nang leh keipawh chutianga thunun fo kan ni lo maw? Chhungkaw tin mai hi kan chapo lohna tawk tur kraws pek theuh kan ni. Lalpa thununna a ni tih hrethiam chuan an pawm thlap a, malsawmnaah an chantir thin. Lalpa thununna ngaihlutu chuan a tluk chang pawhin Pathian a au tlat a, kaihthawhin a awm leh thin. Chu chu ringtu nun a ni. Kan chakloh avang taka tùk tin Krista thlang thar tur kan ni.
Kristian nun chu kraws kawng a ni. Harsatna chuan puitlingah min siam a, kan tuar tam pauh leh mite tana malsawmna kan nihdan a thuk zel thin. Thlarau leh inpekna tel lova rawngbawltu chu kristian lem, hmantlak loh leh midangte tan tlúkna a ni. Kan ram leh Kohhranah hetiang mi hruaitu kan ngah lutuk hi kan tawih ralna chhan pakhat a ni. Krista khawngaihna an hnawl avangin mite tana malsawmna an ngai lo. Mahse Pathianin a koh tawh chu sualah a hlim thei lo, a Pathian nena hlim lo chu tudang nen mah a hlim thei hek lo. Hlemhletna kan chawilenna leh Kristianna káwr a kan hmanna hian kan tu leh fate ah nghawng a nei zel tih hriat a hun hle! Pathianin min dahna hmun theuh a rinawm takin i thawk ang u. Hun lo kal zel tur atan rinawmna leh dikna aia hlu a awm thei lo. Krismas hian kan zui Lal Isua retheihna tawmpuitu leh thinlung zawng zawnga a rawngbawltu ah min siam theuh rawh se. - Denis lalfela

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Chibai phawt mai le. He blog ah hian Pathian ropuizia leh a thutiam a a rinawmzia i hmu dawn a ni. I lo luh phat atang hian Pathianin i chhungril ber atangin tithar chein hlimna thar pe che rawh se.