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       When our Holy Father Francis met the Superior Generals of the Religious Congregations and Institutes of Apostolic life, he announced on 29th November 2013, that the forthcoming year from 30th November 2014 to 2nd February 2016 will be a year of "Consecrated Life". In fact, 2015 is the 50th anniversary of the Vatican Council II and is also the 50th anniversary of the publication of the concilar decree on "Renewal of the Religious life" (Perfectae Caritatis).
       The Pontifical Congregation for Consecrated life has issued an apostolic letter "Rejoice" on 2nd February 2014 explaining the purpose of the year of "Consecrated Life". The purpose of the year of the Consecrated life is first of all to assess, renew and deepen the religious life in the light of "Perfectae Caritatis" and to celebrate this special vocation to religious life. Secondly the religious are steeped "to carry ...
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Dear Very Rev. / Rev. Fathers,

The annual retreat of our Diocesan Priests is arranged in two batches

1. First batch from 5th evening to 10th october 2014 at Pastoral Centre, Thanjavur.
2. Second batch from 12th evening to 17th october 2014 at Retreat centre, vailankanni.

+Most Rev.Dr.M.Devadass Ambrose
Bishop of Thanjavur

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Bishop Most Rev. Dr. M. Devadass Ambrose
6th October 1947
Ordination Date:
5th August 1974
Appointed as Bishop of Tanjore:
24th September 1997

Pious Association

In the Diocese of Thanjavur the following Pious Associations functions are Legion of Mary, St. Vincent De Paul Society, Franciscan Third Order, Holy Childhood.
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Social Service

The Diocese of Thanjavur runs two Social Service Organizations are Thanjavur Multipurpose Social Service Society and Pudukkottai Multipurpose Social Service Society
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    The vocation situation is satisfactory at present.