Sr Preethi Pratima BS, Asst Novice Directress, Rosa Mystica Novitiate, Kinnikambla
21 April 2022 was a great day for the Congregation of the Sisters of the Little Flower of Bethany Mangalore, as the five Novices dedicated their life to God. Rev. Dr. Archibald Gonsalves, OCD the Director of Ryshivana, Ranipura was the main celebrant. He invited the newly Professed Sisters to respond to God like Samuel, to consider everything as rubbish in knowing the surpassing value of Christ like Paul and participate actively in the synodality by being in close communion with the Lord. Rev Fr Reggienald OP and Rev Fr Jaison Lobo the Parish Priest of Our Lady of Holy Rosary Church Nidpalli were the concelebrants.
The Provincial Superiors of Mangalore, Bangalore and Western Provinces, received the vows of Sr Sushmitha D’ Souza, Sr Arpitha Jenifer, Sr Sneha Annie Blessy, Sr Flavia Gomes and Sr Janice Fernandes respectively in the name of the Church. After the Eucharistic celebration the newly professed Sisters went to the Grotto of Mother Mary and sang the Magnificat.
A short felicitation programme was organized in the Tertiate Hall. Sr Priyadarsini compered, Sr Leera Maria the Local Superior welcomed the gathering, Sr Cicilia Mendonca the Provincial Superior gave the Presidential address and called upon to burn brightly for Christ like the sanctuary lamps with oil of virtues. Sr Sahana and Sr Sally the Provincial Superiors greeted the New Brides of Christ. Sr Sneha and Sr Janice thanked the gathered community. The presence of the parents, siblings, Sisters from various communities, Tertians and Candidates added joy to the occasion. All dispersed having shared in the fellowship meal.