The Executive Committee (EC) and Extended EC members, SCNs Mary Elizabeth Miller, Teresa Kotturan, Judy Raley, Sangeeta Ayithamattam, Adeline Fehribach, Brenda Gonzales, and Basanti Lakra have gathered in Ranchi, Jharkhand, India for meetings. The EC meetings opened on March 22 with a prayer day spent at nearby Hindu Ashram- Yogoda Satsang Society of India. The Ashram was founded in 1917 by Sri Sri Paramhansa Yogananda who is recognized as the ‘Father of Yoga Meditation’.
Sunday evening, members of the EC and Extended EC were formally welcomed with a cultural program by the Candidates, Pre-novices and the Temporary Professed Sisters. The rich and diverse expressions of the people of Jharkhand were depicted through song and dance.
Nutan Kujur, SCN, welcomed the guests, “For us – here in India – it is really a delight to have the Executive Committee with us, to offer you hospitality in gratitude and love for the many ways you promote us as individuals and as Province. We know that our ministries and lives are blessed with your wisdom, guidance and ever loving ways of discerning what is best for us to live out the Charism of our beloved Catherine Spalding.”
Today, EC members continued their meetings with prayer as they reflected upon the realities of SCN membership profiles from 2010 to 2020. Susan Gatz, SCN, joined the meeting in the wee hours of the morning from Nazareth, Ky., by videoconferencing using Skype. SCNs Sangeeta and Basanti shared the Eastern Province Report and OCA Director, Patsy O’Toole, joined in the meetings via Skype to give her report on the Office of Congregational Advancement. The day came to a close with the song “Ubi Caritas.”
Please continue to hold all involved in this week’s meetings in prayer.
Here are photos of the meetings and activities taking place in Ranchi.