The rain clouds descended heavily upon Bangalore on May 20, bringing down the mercury levels and along with it a respite from the intense heat of summer. Nazareth Convent, Chandapura, Bangalore geared up with excitement to welcome candidates, Alma Xaxa, Arti Ekka, Asha Bage, Asmita Lakra, Asrita Lugun, Asrita Marandi, Jasmani Hans, Neetu Hembrom, Paskolina Tudu, Promila Kisku, Priska Toppo, Saroj Kumari, Swati Kujur and Yesu Marymma as they were accepted into the one-year pre-novitiate program by Sister Sheela Palamoottil, vice-provincial of Bangalore Province. In a prayer service, Sister Sushma Bodra, the Candidate director welcomed all the sisters present and introduced the candidates. Sister Sheela called each one by name and they responded with a wholehearted “Yes!” and pledged themselves to become a joyful and committed follower of Jesus in the SCN way of life.

The new pre-novices were anointed with arati and tikka by Sister Anice Vattukulam, director of pre-novices. Sister Sheela presented each of them a chain with Mother Catherine’s medal.

Pre-novices were welcomed warmly into the SCN Family with a delicious dinner.

Sushma Bodra, SCN / More photos