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St. John Of The Crosss

 

St. John of the Cross was born in Spain in 1542.  He learned the importance of self-sacrificing and the value of love from his parents.  His father, who was a very wealthy man with high status and comfort gave up everything when he married the love of his life, a poor weaver’s daughter.  He was disowned by his noble family.

When his father died, his mother kept the poor and destitute family together as they wandered homeless in search of work.  When she found work, the income that she got was not sufficient to feed the entire family but John went hungry so that his family could eat.  There were lot of instances of sacrifices John followed with his great love for God. 

At the tender age of 14, John took up a job in a hospital caring for patients who suffered from incurable diseases and madness.  It was out of this poverty and suffering that John learned to search for beauty and happiness not of the world but in God.

John joined the Carmelite order.  He was pained to see the Carmelites living a well to do life and doing little work.  They hardly lived life pleasing to God.  He was thinking of leaving when St. Theresa of Avila asked him to stay and help her to change things.  He did and supported her belief that the Carmelites should return to their strict life of prayer and poverty.  Some of the Carmelites were not happy with the changes as they felt threatened by this reform.  They locked him in a cell six feet by ten feet and had him beaten three times a week by the monks. There was only one tiny window high up near the ceiling, yet in that unbearable dark, cold and loneliness, his faith and love in God were like fire and light.  John had nothing left but God and God brought his greatest joy in the tiny cell.  He was in the cell for nine months after which he escaped by unscrewing the lock on his door and creeping past the guard taking with him the poetries he had written in the cell. He climbed out a window using a rope made of strips of blankets.  He has no idea where he was.  The place was lonely and uninhabited.  He kept following a dog and reached civilization.  He hid from his pursuers in a convent where he read his poetries to the nuns.  He devoted his life to sharing and explaining his experience of God’s love. 

His life of poverty and persecution could have made him a bitter, angry and  mad man but instead gave birth to a compassionate person because of his beliefs, trust and companionship with God.  St. John of the Cross says ‘Where there is no love, put love and you will find love’.

Let St. John of the Cross be a role model for us and try to conquer all shortcomings, bitterness, anxiety with love and trust in God.

St. John of the Cross’ very words “What more do you want, O Soul! And what else do you search for outside, when within yourself you possess your riches, delights, satisfaction and kingdom – your beloved whom you desire and seek? Desire him there, adore him there.  Do not go in pursuit of him outside yourself.  You will only become distracted and you won’t find him, or enjoy him more than by seeking him with you”

 

 

St. John Of The Cross Community 
Poonam Sagar Complex, Mira Road (East)
A Small Christian Community of St. Joseph's Parish, Mira Road (East) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sr.No.                 Name of Animators    Contact No./Address         Areas In The Cluster No. of Families
       
1 Mrs. Flory S. Steven   98194 85577 Regency Enclave, Vasundhara IV   11
  (PPC Member & Animator ) B/003, Regency Enclave    
         
  Mrs. Flory S. Steven  98194 85577  C - 10, 11, 12, 20, 21 &  22   9
  (PPC Member & Animator )  B/003, Regency Enclave  Asmita Upahar - 1  
         
2 Mr. Socorro Mascarenhas  98207 95990  Vasundhara I, II & III 13
  (Community Coordinator & Animator)  A/103,Vasundhara III     
         
3 Mrs. Leena Jaykumar Nadar  9773033648/ 9222789505  H1, H2, Asmita Garden I & II,     17
  (Animator)  A/601-602, Dolphin   Dolphin Garden  
         
4 Mrs. Florida D'Souza  99302 99740  Jupiter & Mercury   13
  (Animator)   B/301, Mercury     
5 Mr. Jonathan Fernandes  99676 17141        
  (Animator)   B/304, Mercury     
         
6 Mrs. Jessie Menezes 96198 38811 St. John of the Cross,   63 
  (Area Coordinator)   Poonam Sagar  

 

The Residential Neighbourhood buildings of our Community:
Asmita Garden - 1, 2
Asmita Upahar - 1
C Bldgs (viz) C - 10, 11, 12, 20, 21 & 22
Dolphin Garden
H Bldgs (viz) H - 1, 2
Jupiter
Mercury
Regency Enclave
Vaishali
Vasundhara - I, II, III, IV

 

Cluster:  Regency Enclave &  Vasundhara - IV       
Animator Incharge: Mrs. Flory S. Steven - 98194 85577 

 

Sr. No. ID. No. Head of the Family Flat No.  Building name
1 12-0351 MRS. ELIZABETH NAIR A - 503 Regency Enclave
2 12-0222 MR. CHRISTOPHER KADAM A - 702 Regency Enclave
3 12-0376 MS. FLORY STEVEN B - 003 Regency Enclave
4 12-0191 MR. DAVID PARMAR B - 101 Regency Enclave
5 12-0405 MR. WILFRED SEQUEIRA B - 104 Regency Enclave
6 19-0535 MR. MANISH PARMAR B - 203 Regency Enclave
7 12-0424 MR. REGINALD FERNANDES B - 404  Regency Enclave
8 12-0240 MR. CONSTANCIO PACHECO A - 302 Vasundhara - IV
9 12-0401 MR. MARIO REBELLO B - 104 Vasundhara - IV
10 12-0309 MR. STANISLAUS D'SOUZA B - 401 Vasundhara - IV
11 12-0378 MR. LUCAS D'SOUZA B - 504 Vasundhara - IV 

 

Cluster:  C-10, C-11, C-12, C-20, C-21, C-22   & Asmita Upahar - 1
Animator Incharge: Mrs. Flory S. Steven - 98194 85577  

 

Sr. No. ID. No. Head of the Family Flat No.  Building name
1 12-0003 MR. DINESH PHILIP SURVE C-10/003 Poonam Sagar Complex
2 12-0381 MR. THOMAS PINTO C-11/303 Poonam Sagar Complex
3   MR. GLEN ARANHA C-12/301 Poonam Sagar Complex
4 12-0404 MRS. MICHELLE TRIPATHI C-20/403 Poonam Sagar Complex
5 12-0300 MR. ALEX D'SOUZA C-20/404 Poonam Sagar Complex
6 12-0155 MR. ATU EMMANUEL C-21/202 Poonam Sagar Complex
7 12-0426 MR. RONALD PINTO C-22/101 Poonam Sagar Complex
8 12-0259 MR. JAMES WATT BARLA A - 404 Asmita Upahar - I
9 12-0252 MR. LOYIED TELLIS A - 601 Asmita Upahar - I

 

Cluster:  Vasundhara I, II, & III 
Animator Incharge: Mr. Socorro Mascarenhas - 9820795990 

 

Sr. No. ID. No. Head of the Family Flat No.  Building name
1 12-0250 MR. MELWYN ARANHA B - 203 Vasundhara - I
2 12-0212 MR. TYRONE D'MELLO B - 301 Vasundhara - I
3 12-0218 MR. JOHN SERRAO B - 401 Vasundhara - I
4 12-0433 MR. WALTER PINTO B - 502 Vasundhara - I
5 12-0265 MR. JOHN CARDOZ A - 403 Vasundhara - II 
6 12-0235 MR. ALWYN CASTELINO A - 502 Vasundhara - II 
7 12-0227 MR. ANTHONY BARRETTO A - 503 Vasundhara - II 
8 12-0293 MR. KISTU D'SILVA B - 201 Vasundhara - II 
9   MR BAPTIST FERNANDES B - 703 Vasundhara - II 
10   MR. ANTHONY RODRIGUES A - 003 Vasundhara - III
11 12-0317 MR. SOCORRO N. MASCARENHAS A - 103 Vasundhara - III
12 12-0184 MR. MARIANO FELIX CARVALHO B - 101 Vasundhara - III
13 12-0202 MR. ADOLF ALMEIDA B - 401 Vasundhara - III

 

Cluster:   Jupiter & Mercury 
Animator Incharge: Mrs. Florida D'Souza - 99302 99740 & Mr. Jonathan Fernandes - 99676 17141

 

Sr. No. ID. No. Head of the Family Flat No.  Building name
1 12-0231 MRS. BENNY D'SILVA A - 203 Jupiter
2 12-0345 MR. SCHUBERT HAYDEN  A - 302 Jupiter
3 12-0208 MR. MAURICE THOMMANAM A - 304 Jupiter
4 12-0425 MR. RUSSEL IAN DUARTE A - 701/702 Jupiter
5 12-0071 MRS. EVLYN NORONHA B - 503 Jupiter
6 12-0373 MR. THOMAS PINTO B - 602 Jupiter
7 12-0277 MR. RICHARD DESOUZA B - 704 Jupiter
8 12-0211 MR. SUNIL VICTOR CRASTO A - 301 Mercury
9 12-0394 MRS. IRENE D'SOUZA B - 104 Mercury
10 12-0256 MRS. THELMA FALEIRO B - 201 Mercury
11 12-0325 MR. BENJAMIN D'SOUZA B - 301 Mercury
12 12-0402 MRS. JENNIFER FERNANDES B - 304 Mercury
13 12-0251 MR. VALERIAN REGO B - 504 Mercury 

 

Cluster:  H-1, H-2;  Asmita Garden &  Dolphin Garden 
Animator Incharge: Mrs. Leena J. K. Nadar - 97730 33648/ 92227 89505

 

Sr. No. ID. No. Head of the Family Flat No.  Building name
1 12-0170 MR. PHILIP D'SOUZA H-1/501 Poonam Sagar Complex
2 12-0365 MR. JOHN MACHERLA H-1/702 Poonam Sagar Complex
3 12-0012 MR. PETER PINTO H-2/303 Poonam Sagar Complex
4 12-0013 MR. RUDOLF D'SOUZA H-2/404 Poonam Sagar Complex
5 12-0272 MR. RALPH PEREIRA H-2/704 Poonam Sagar Complex
6   MRS. CLARA PEREIRA   Poonam Sagar Complex
7 12-0166 MRS. ANNIE PINTO A - 401 Asmita Garden - I 
8 12-0389 MR. JOHNSON MOOKANAMPARAMBIL A - 404 Asmita Garden - I
9 12-0206 MR. ANTONE CORERA B - 104 Asmita Garden - I 
10 12-0334 MRS. JACINTA HARRY ANTHONY A - 103 Asmita Garden - II
11 12-0403 MR. HENRY FERNANDES B - 202 Asmita Garden - II
12 12-0337 MS. ROSE FERNANDES B - 704 Asmita Garden - II
13 12-0363 MR. RONALD MASCARENHAS A - 202 Dolphin Garden
14 12-0015 MR. CLIFFORD D'COSTA A - 601/602 Dolphin Garden
15 12-0423 MS. JOANNA KARMOKAR B-602 Dolphin Garden
16 12-0323 MRS. IRENE MENDONCA C - 401 Dolphin Garden
17 12-0187 MR. JAYAKUMAR NADAR D - 201/202 Dolphin Garden

 

    Total : 63 Families    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
     
 
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