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CMI Provincial visits the Diocese of Bathurst
On 18th September, Fr Sebastian Elanjickal CMI, visited with Bishop Michael McKenna and the CMI priests who work in the Diocese.
Fr Sebastian is Provincial of the of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI) at Kottayam, Kerala where many of our faithful and priests originate from.
Bishop Michael and Fr Paul Devitt, Vicar General met with Fr Sebastian before they joined the CMI priests for lunch at the Cathedral Presbytery. The Bishop presented Fr Sebastian with an icon of Our Lady of Central West as a momentum of his visit to the Diocese. The visiting Provincial also presented Bishop McKenna and Fr Paul with an image of our Lady and the Baby Jesus.