Pumping Lots of Mercy Being a Good Listener


The most beautiful people we know are those who have known defeat, suffering, struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These individuals have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen. To accompany and assist the students in coping with academics and the pressures of life, the management of Don Bosco Arts and Science College, Angadikadavu has appointed a full time counseling faculty – Fr. Joe Kunnumpuram CSsR He has offered his services to be available to help them in the campus daily from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm Some students do not perform well in the examinations due to certain personal reasons. There is a dire need for sharing the inner feelings with someone in whom they can confide. Only when the mind is at rest, can the students focus on their studies. A good number of the faculty too find much solace in seeking guidance and support amidst their tough syllabus and stressful classes. Be it family concerns or future placements in careers or one to one relationships: you name it, they are dealt with much (TLC) Tender -Loving – Care. Only a seasoned counsellor can help the students going through such mental struggles. Fr. Joe works along with Fr. Devassy Kollumkudy SDB. His expertise and experience among the youth in Denmark enables him to listen with a tender and patient heart. Since Joe is from outside of the campus faculty, the students are rather at ease when they share problems. A deep friendship has been built with the campus through Fr. Joe’s songs during the morning assemblies sketches to convey a positive message to heart. Appreciating the initiative by the management; Jisny K. Jois a student from the MCJ Department said, “ I feel like he is with us and understand us . I feel very free to talk to him. I hardly found him pumping lots of advises to me but gave some practical suggestions and guidelines for me to help myself with my own struggles. It’s a very good experience when sharing with him.”
Dolfin Joseph

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