During a meaningful prayer service conducted by Sisters Suchita Kullu and Swarupa Rani, five pre-novices, Komal Kushum Kujur, Paulina Murmu, Rajnima Soreng, Ritika Lakra, and Usha Murmu were accepted into novitiate by Sister Philomena Kottoor, provincial pf Patna Province on May 20, 2021. 

Sister Anice Vattukulam, the pre-novices director, joined the celebration through WhatsApp. She welcomed everyone, especially the pre-novices to the prayer service. Sister Anice was not able to be present for the first time for the pre-novices’ entrance into novitiate due to lockdown caused by the increase of COVID-19 cases.

The pre-novices enacted the passage from the Gospel of Mathew, chapter 4: 18-22, “The call of the First Disciples.”

Sisters from Nazareth Convent, Mokama, candidates, and novices were present for the celebration.