Global Prayer Serive at Chandapura, Bangalore
During the global prayer service for deceased Sisters and Associates on Nov. 2, at Nazareth Convent in Chandapura, Sister Ann Palatty recalled Nazareth, Memphis, Holly Springs, Newburyport, Pittsburgh, Mokama and Dharuhera where SCNs are buried.
As a symbol of remembering with gratitude our deceased Sisters and Associates Sister Sujata Maliakal placed the Necrology of the Congregation at the altar and Sister Ann Palatty garlanded the Necrology. The Professed Sisters, Pre-Novices and the candidates lit the candles placed before the altar. There was symbolic ringing of bells as a sign of the goodness of the holy ones resonating in our lives.
After the Bhajans, hymns and readings from Scripture Sister Ann Palatty called out the different groups of Sisters who have gone before us. After the mention of each group, Sister Mukta Chunki Tudu rang the bell and said Lord, bring us to life in Christ.
Elizabeth Lobo, SCN