On January 25, 1999, Feast of St. Paul's Conversion, Archbishop Arulappa (right) blesses the new Immaculate Heart of Mary orphanage building at its official opening in the Archdiocese of Hyderabad, India. Father Gruner cuts the ribbon, fittingly blue in honor of Our Lady, while Anthony Sebastian, manager of the orphanage looks on. Approximately twenty-five priests and a large crowd of local people also came to be present at the opening ceremonies.
Father beside the Jeep donated through our Fatima Apostolate. The new building displays a large sign written in English and Telegu, "Home of the Immaculate Heart of Mary."
Father Gruner (back row) with some of the Immaculate Heart orphans, four of whom received First Holy Communion and Confirmation from Archbishop Arulappa that day.