21st Death Anniversary of Br. Shaji George
Today (17.07.2016) is the 21st death anniversary of Br. Shaji George, who was instrumental in God's plan in the founding of the Community of Grace. Br. Shaji passed away at the young age of 27, relatively unknown to the world in Kerala, India. He was killed in a car accident near Cochin at around 5.15 PM on that day.
We (Br. Brillis, Br. Aby and myself) were close friends of his and when we came to know he passed away on that day, we could not believe the news - it was so shocking for us! Indeed, the impact of his sacrificial death was so powerful that it led the three of us to dedicate our lives to Jesus Christ and His Gospel.
So today, in gratitude to God for the gift of his person, and also to spread the fragrance of holiness that the life of Br. Shaji offers, we would like to present a video from our archives to you - it is a 20 minute documentary on his life. This video was put together by a team of his young disciples for the tenth anniversary of his death.
May the witness of this fearless young martyr be an inspiration to us all to hold on to our faith and be true to the Gospel amidst all the tests and trials that cross our path till the end of our lives, so that we may be worthy of the gift of salvation, "But anyone who stands firm to the end will be saved." (Mark 13.13)
May the Lord bless us all!
Your brother in Christ,
To see a video interview conducted by Fr. Jean-Laurent Marie with Br. Brillis, Br. Aby and Br. John on the life of Br. Shaji,
John E. John
on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 2:00AM