Qui., 02 Jun. 22 Vida do Instituto
With the spirit of jubilation, the 3 batches of the 11 Sisters of the Daughters of the Church; Beena, Jessy K, Regi, Shysamma, Rani, Sissy, Jessy John, Mercy, Mini, Stella and Valsamma thanked the Lord for this magnificent blessing that they have received for the past 25 plus years of their commitment to the Lord and His people. They witnessed as in Psalm 36:5 your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.
The celebration which marked the 25th anniversary of the Sisters became a unique occasion. The jubilation began with the solemn Eucharistic Celebration presided over by Most Rev. Dr. Jose Porunnedom, the Bishop of Manathavady, Kerala (Syro-Malabar Diocese). It was indeed a unique experience and witness of the divinity of God’s call and His faithfulness. The 11 Daughters like the wise virgins in the Bible with the lighted candle headed towards the altar of the Lord in a procession accompanied by the Delegate Superior Rev. Sr. Gracy Joseph. It was indeed a great witness as Saint Pope John Paul II in Vita Consecrata said, in every age, there have been men and women who obedient to the Father’s call and all the promptings of the Spirit have chosen the special way of following Christ and devote themselves to Him with an undivided heart leaving everything behind to be with Him and put themselves in the service of God and humanity (VC No. 1).
The Bishop also encouraged the jubilarians to be more in tune with the Word of God and cultivate a passion to read, meditate and re-live the Word of God every day as they journey forward in recalling the greatness of the Lord and His call. The presence of the Sisters from almost all the Communities’ added joy and colour to this jubilation. We thank God who nurtured these our sisters in faith, preserved them in faithfulness, and empowered them with holy zeal may continue their commitment in fervour, fidelity and faithfulness in the Lord and for His people.