A three months certified Course on the Spirituality of Consecrated life was held on 1st April to 30th June 2016 at Carmel Nivas, the little way spirituality Centre, Kokar, Ranchi, organized by Rev. Fr. Sebastian Koodapat OCD, the delegate Provincial . 35 Sisters of 14 Congregations participated on this course. The course is designed in accordance with the teachings of OCD founders, St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross and other Carmelite Saints like Therese of Lisieux .The vision of this course emerges from the Monastic, Contemplative, Apostolic and Missionary dimensions of consecrated life.
Archbishop of Ranchi, Cardinal Telesphore P. Toppo inaugurated the course on 6th April 2016. In his inaugural speech he stressed on consecrated life, its challenges and the importance of the life of consecration the participants need to live faithfully. The course began with three days retreat by Fr. Varghese OCD and concluded with five days retreat by Fr. Sebastian OCD. On 29th April, the last day during the Valedictory Function, each participant received the certificate from the hand of Rt. Rev. Dr. Charles, the former bishop of Ranchi. The Bishop appreciated the OCD fathers for conducting this course and also for the participants for their cooperation and enthusiasm. The program ended with a hymn to our Blessed Mother.
Participant – Sr. Alitrice Warjiri