November 17, 2019 was a great day of rejoicing for Rosa Mystica Campus. Sr Mariebelle BS and Sr Cordelia BS celebrated golden Jubilee of their religious life; it was a time to recall the faithfulness of God to them and their dedication to Him. 
The solemn Thanksgiving Mass was officiated by  Rev Fr Holston (Karwar Diocese) and a befitting sermon was preached by Rev Fr Stany D’Souza , the Parish Priest of Bhadravathi (Shimoga Diocese). In his homily he highlighted the significance of Jubilee from the Biblical perspective; there are five ‘R’s to add luster to the golden jubilee. 1. Remembering 2. Repenting 3.Reconciling 4.Renewing  and 5. Rejoicing. Often in the gala of celebrations people forget to repent, to   reconcile and to renew he added.
 
 
 A meaningful felicitation programme was organized in Rosa Mystica Primary School Hall. The Jubilarians were accompanied and welcomed at the entrance of the hall with a tribal dance (the dolak), the students of High School and PU displayed the Bethany anthem, Sr Juliana welcomed the gathering,  Sr Celine Vas and Sr Lolita Pereira rendered   words of appreciation. Sr Juliana BS, the superior along with the guests on the dais honoured the Jubilarians with the a shawl, flowers, fruits and citation.   Fr Antony Lobo, the Parish Priest of Our Lady of Pompei Church, Kawdoor Speaking on the occasion said having listened to the address to both the Jubilarians, their life was like that of the missionary journeys of St Paul. It was full of joy and sorrow, success and failure, challenges and rejection. He hailed their loyalty and commitment to God and his people in loving service.
 
MrsVeena the sister of SrCordelia and Mr Richard the brother of Sr Maribelle shared their experience of their sisters and their faithfulness to God;SrCordelia and Sr Mariebelle voiced their sentiments of gratitude. FrTeji –director of SnehaSadan prayed grace before the meal and SrShalet D Souza compered the programme, celebration was concluded with a fellowship meal.
Reported by
Sr Celine Vas, BS
Rosa Mystica Convent
 

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