Seminar for Animators and Administrators was held from 27 – 29 November 2015 at Auxilium Convent, Dum Dum Provincial house. The Seminar began with a prayer service inviting us to listen, reflect, renew and venture in order to make our communities a home and to be missionaries of hope and joy.
Provincial Sr. Rose Ezarath in her welcome address invited the participants to bear witness to the joyful living of our Consecrated life referring to the talk of Sr. Vilma Tallone, the Economer General which was delivered during PCI. She stressed about the filial, radical and ecological poverty.
Sr. Annie Thevarkunnel the Provincial Economer coordinated the entire meeting of the Animators and the Administrators. Sr. Annie presented in detail the meeting with Sr. Vilma Tallone, Economer General at PCI level focusing on the theme “Communion of Goods and Solidarity at the service of the Mission”.
We were privileged to have Mr. Ashis Agarwal updating us on the present scenario on Income Tax /Societies etc and Mr. Sanjay Mukherjee who gave us practical tips on how to handle the house accounts with diligence, accuracy and accountability.
At a very opportune moment in an atmosphere of prayer Sr. Rose Ezarath our provincial handed to the sisters the Constitutions which was revised in order to harmonize the text with the new demands of our Institute in fidelity to the guidelines of the church. While giving the Constitutions, Sr. Rose exhorted each one to make our communities “houses of the love of God” as we read the ‘Profile of the FMA’ and the ‘Spirit of the Origins’ together.
In the course of the meeting sisters who attended various courses and seminars shared with the assembly their rich experiences.
- Rose Kureekattu and Sr. Nirmala Tigga shared on the 3 Day National Seminaron the theme “Consecration and Mission” held in October 30, 31 and Nov 01, 2015 in Don Bosco Skill Mission Centre (Don Bosco Renewal Centre campus), Bangalore. They stressed on how each one is called to be consecrated missionaries and joyful agents of evangelization to relive in our lives the mysteries of Christ and share Him joyfully with others as the Saviour of humankind.
- Stella Potteparambil, who attended the World Congress for Catholic Education held in Rome, 18-21 November 2015 on the theme “Educating Today and Tomorrow A renewing passion” on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s Declaration Gravissimum Educationis and on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Apostolic Constitution Ex Corde Ecclesiae. As an outcome she highlighted how we are called to perform the works of mercy in education through our educational works.
- Lily D’Souza, Sr. Leelamma Palliparambil, Sr. Rosalia Tirkey and Sr. Lucy Mannooukulangara shared about the Seminar on ‘Formation of Formators’ which was held from October 11 – 20, 2015 at CRI house New Delhi and they drove home the message how as Formators one is called to mirror in one’s day to day life the joy of her Consecration.
- Mary Ann Abraham and Sr. Teresa Adampakallel shared their rich experience on West Bengal – Sikkim Regional BRBC – CRI – CDP annual meet with the theme “Catholic Family: Leaven in today’s world”.
Communities of Mirik, Aspirantate and Palam Gaon were accorded with prizes for promptly carrying out the initiatives proposed by the Social Communication Sector of the Province. A booklet on the Proper Offices of the Salesian Saints compiled by Sr. Mini Mary Chettayil, Provincial Secretary was released and highly appreciated by all.
Finally the seminar came to an end with the concluding words from Provincial Sr. Rose Ezarath who exhorted us to work together to bring young people to Jesus. Before departure prayerful greetings were expressed towards Sr. Rose for the feast of Immaculate Conception and Christmas as Sr.Rose would be leaving for Rome to attend the new Provincial’s course.