Together with the Catholic Church the Sisters in Mokama campus gathered together to remember, honor and pay homage to all the SCNs and SCN Associates who have gone ahead of us to heaven throughout our 200 years of history on November 2 in the Convent Chapel.
In the introduction to the prayer Sister Jane Karakunnel said, “Death is an unavoidable reality of our life which is not desired, welcomed or cherished by anyone. St. Paul compares death to a seed sown in the ground. Only when it dies new plant can come out and bear fruit. Through death our mortal weak bodies are transformed into spiritual immortal bodies. Indian Hindu scripture, Bhagavad Gita says that death is like changing dirty clothes and putting on new clothes. We believe that the SCNs, SCNAs and all those who have gone ahead of us to heaven are now in the heart of God enjoying the eternal bliss and peace and yet in communion with us”.
Sister Anne Elizabeth lit the candle at the altar and handed down the flame to the youngest SCN present – Sister Mary Stella to light the other candles as a symbol of passing on the legacy of our SCN tradition with the singing of the hymn- Keepers of the Flame.
After an hour of prayer, meditation and intercessory prayers the Candidates, Novices and Sisters offered flower petals to our departed Sisters and Associates. Few sisters from Bakhtiarpur and Malini Manjoly from Patna were also present for the prayer service.
Malini Manjoly, SCN