Four make first vows in Mokama

Second year novices, left to right, Bilas Oreya, Rufina Baskey, Emakulata Marandi and Richa Tripti Sah made their first vows during the Sunday Mass in the Parish on March 6, 2016. Sister Susan Gatz, SCN, president, received their vows. Sister Sangeeta Ayithamattam, SCN, vice president also was present for the occasion. All of the newly professed Sisters had their parents and family members with them to share their joy along with 33 candidates, pre-novices, novices and Sisters. More photos here.

Sister Susan comments

Susan Gatz, SCN, writes, “Today I had the privilege and joy of receiving the first vows of four novices. Some candidates were part of the choir and others danced leading in the those making vows and their parents. They were welcomed with the Indian ritual of placing a tikka on the forehead. After liturgy family and friends greeted them and later back at the convent they ceremoniously cut the cake. Was a grand celebration and I thank God for calling these wonderful young women to join the SCNs. Pray for them as they prepare to go out on their first mission.”