As part of his visitation of Darjeeling Province in North India, Fr. General stopped at the Hayden Hall Institute to celebrate its golden jubilee. Fr. Sosa was present at the closing ceremony of the event celebrating the Institutes fifty years of witness to God’s presence among people in need. Fifty years of a dream come true, rooted in trust in Divine Providence. In his speech, Father General urged his audience to look ahead, to always find new ways to foster “Human Development through Love and Service”, according to the motto of the Institute.
A Jubilee is a time of celebration and gratitude. It is a time to look back in gratitude and to look forward in hope. It is a time to recall the loving mercy and presence of God. (...)
Hayden Hall has been highly successful in maintaining a fine balance between charity and advocacy, empowerment and sustainable development. The focus always has been on Human Development. Through its various programs like Mother and Child Health Care, Food Programs, Housing the Homeless, Education and Adult Literacy, Skill Building, Income Generation and Entrepreneurship, Care of the Elderly, Community Health Care and Development and several others, Hayden Hall has been faithful to the Gospel demands of feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, giving shelter to the homeless, welcoming the stranger, and standing up for the helpless (Mathew 25: 35 - 40). (...)