Five Candidates Enter Pre-Novitiate Program
It was a day of great joy for our Congregation as God blessed us with five young women, who answered the call of God. Candidates Alisha Anthony, Alma Salomi Kujur, Archana Beck, Karmila Kisku and Veronica Soren entered the Pre-Novitiate on the feast day of St. Joseph, the worker in a simple ceremony held at Nazareth Convent Chandapura, Bangalore at 11:30 a.m.
The ritual of entrance to the Pre-Novitiate was officiated by Ann Palatty, SCN, Provincial of Bangalore Province. In the presence 35 SCNs from different Communities of Bangalore Province, Anice Vattukulam, SCN, was anointed and commissioned as the director of Pre-Novitiate through a ritual of washing of the feet by Sister Ann Palatty and Sheela Palamoottil, SCN.
Arpita Mundamattam, SCN, the outgoing director of Pre-Novitiate, in a symbolic gesture, handed over the booklet on formation policies. The pre-novices were given the medal of Mother Catherine and a bible symbolizing their call to imbibe the spirit of our founder to follow the footsteps of Jesus.
The provinces of Patna and Bangalore express their deepest appreciation to Sister Arpita for her tireless six years of service in the initial formation.
Written by Sushma Bodra, SCN