BANGALORE: The long awaited day for eighteen Junior Sisters (12 from Kolkata Province and 6 from Bangalore Province) came into reality at Sacred Heart Convent, Bangalore, called the Garden City, as they began the 1st phase of the Second Novitiate. The Inaugural Ceremony began with the Holy Eucharist presided over by Fr. Shabu Thuttunkal SDB. In his homily he emphasized upon the Consecrated Life and the role of Holy Spirit who is the real teacher and guide in our life. Fr. Shabu encouraged us to read and deepen the Holy Bible, through which God speaks to us.
At 09.00 AM Sr. Crescentia D’Almeida, the Provincial of FMA Bangalore, inaugurated the First phase of the Second Novitiate while the invocation to the Holy Spirit was being sung. This was followed by the lighting the lamp by Sr. Provincial, Sr. Marietta Kaidathara, the Provincial Secretary and four junior Sisters representing the INC and INK Provinces. In the introductory part Sr. Provincial highlighted the importance of our Consecrated Life by referring to our Constitutions. She brought home the message of the purpose and reason for our coming together for the second Novitiate. She concluded with a story of Tribal region of South America and conveyed the message of the preciousness of our own call and urged us to prepare for our “Final Commitment” to the Lord.
2nd Novitiate Sisters (INC)