Mangaluru, Sep 29, 2016: It is reliably announced that Rev.Fr. Ivan Madtha a priest of Mangalore diocese, who met with a rail accident several years ago, lost his hand and survived fatal injuries miraculously and after long rehabilitation helped by familyand close friends has continued his spiritual and magic ministry more widely and attracted people all over the country, specially South India, with the blessings of many faithful and staunch Catholics and organisations. He is to give a very special 3 day ’retreat’ at Fatima Retreat Center and Divine Mercy Church, Jeppu Mangaluru, October 1, 2 and 3 (Sat, Sun, Mon). The sessions will be from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. with needed break. All interested are welcome to attend.
The Catholic Church is at the threshold of celebrating the centenary of the apparitions of Mother Mary at Fatima, inviting the world once again to rejuvenate the message of Prayer and Penance for the establishment of Peace in this world. Mother Mary appeared 6 times in Fatima from May to October in 1917 to 3 shepherd children Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta. The event is being in a special way marked throught the world and in Mangaluru too.
Fr Ivan Madtha of Mangalore diocese received National Excellence Award 2011 from Catholic Priests’ Conference of India (CPCI) at a glittering function organized in Trichur, Kerala on 30th November 2011. This is one of the prestigious award given to a Catholic Priest for exceptional services rendered to the society at large. On the second anniversary celebrations of Daijiworld Weekly, during which differently-able achievers were conferred the Swabhiman Awards Jun 12, 2011, Fr Ivan was one of the prominent awardees.
Fr. Ivan has been chosen in recognition for his work as a Magician priest, for the creative use of the art of magic for the promotion of the Kingdom values and for his great resilient enthusiasm in his mission even after losing one of his hands in a train accident. He had been nominated by several prominent individuals and institutions for this award. Living at ’Vianney Home’ at Kamkanady in Mangalore, Fr.Madtha travels around giving retreats, value based talks, Personality development workshops and value based magic shows where required. He is admired by a host of people for more than two decades and his talks and discourses are in great demand and appreciated a great deal