JUMAIKELA: On 6th February, 2014 at 7.15 pm Provincial Sr. Maria Pettayil arrived at Vicuna Nivas for the Provincial Visit. Sisters and the boarders welcomed her with music and lighted candles. At the entrance of the house Sr. Rose Kureekattu, the animator and sisters gave her a traditional welcome and the boarders sang melodious welcome song and entered the house of the Lord to entrust the Provincial Visit.
On the following day she visited the Parish Community, staff and students. Students staged a short programme to felicitate her. Sr.Maria appreciated their performance and encouraged them to do well in their studies. She thanked the teachers and non- teaching staff for the services they render to the institutions and stressed the importance of Salesian presence among the students. Sisters were enriched by the personal meetings, the conferences, evening prayers and good nights.
She also visited two of our sister’s parents who are sick. In the evening boarders expressed their gratitude through a lively programme with the message ‘A Home that evangelizes’. In her good night message she encouraged the boarders to make use of all the opportunities they have and invited them to offer themselves courageously heeding to His invitation: ‘Follow Me’.
Sr. Shanti Tirkey