Summer program of the Temporary Professed
The long awaited juniors’ annual gathering began on May 2, 2017, at Nazareth Convent, Chandapura, Bangalore. The ten young vibrant women, under the guidance of Sr. Beena, the junior director, shared with each other the God experience and relevance of their religious vocations over the past year. It was an encouraging experience during which we honed our skills of arithmetic by counting the blessings of our lives. We bid farewell SCNs Jansal and Josephine Arul in a prayer service and through a ceremony of south Indian marriage ritual (Haldi Rasam) on May 5, a day before their perpetual profession. We were also blessed with the opportunity of attending a three day education ministry workshop conducted by Bro. Joseph Phillip Pinto, CFC. No gathering is complete without an outing; so the juniors undertook a trip to Talakadu and Sangam, a beautiful town on the banks of river Kaveri in Mysore. It prepared us adequately with joy and enthusiasm to begin the seven days of spiritual journey under the guidance of Fr. Shibin, TOR. We experienced God’s unconditional love and guidance and gathered energy to serve one another with love and zeal in our missions and in our communities. All the juniors renewed their vows on May 19 during the Eucharistic celebration.
M Prasanthi SCN