We went to Father Agnel Ashram where we have prayed over the decades. The Sunday Mass was going on, and the hymn- ” All I want is you to remember me, loving you” was apt for the trip. Remembered coming to Father Agnel when I used to stay in Parel, (KEM-Mumbai-1993-1996) and the many facets of Mumbai which I was introduced to. Being part of the spiritual traditions of Western India, a Vincentian who started his schooling in Pashan, Pune- 1973, going to Father Agnel after six years in Canada was a pilgrimage I was looking forward to.
Remembering conversations in Ontario- with Sagar on the shores of Lake Ontario, the groups and communities of which we are part of, and how these shaped us.
Father Agnel Ashram-Bandra -Mumbai-Feb 2023
Jalaram Bapa Mandir- Meditations- The Spiritual Traditions. We had some interesting walks, talks and the highlight was going to a temple in Bhiwandi. “Prashant, yahan par humari shaadi hui thi” ( We got married in this temple) I was told about the significance of the temple, as we went there on Jalaram Jayanti. (Nov 4,1799- Feb 23,1881).
Memories of May 1966, and many nuances of how the first post independence generation of India found their way.