From Nirmala Mulackal, SCN
Twenty girls hailing from North and South, dressed in blue and white uniform took a pledge in the chapel of Nazareth Convent, Mokama, on Saturday the 23rd of January 2010, to be followers of Florence Nightingale, with a lamp in their hands to serve humanity, especially those who are sick and suffering. They were invited to be partners with Jesus in his healing ministry. Father Michael Ignatius, in his inspiring address, urged them to be motivated by true love and dedication, and a commitment to unity and nation building. They deserve the blessings and good wishes of all in their desire and efforts to be true to their vocation of service.
We can be proud of our past 62 years of presence in Mokama that five of these trainees are from Mokama alone. For the first time in our history, we have about 85% of the trainees from Bihar. The inspiration and attraction of these girls to join hands with us in the healing mission has been one of the greatest gifts our Pioneer Sisters have given to the local people.