Perpetual Profession in India

Our Congregation celebrated in India (Kotagiri, Nilgiris district, in the state of Tamil Nadu) with much gratitude and joy the ceremony of three of its young religious for the perpetual profession of the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience.

Our sister General Regina Prols received her perpetual vows from Sr. M. Thomai Selvaraj, Sr. M. Aleena Moothedath and Sr. M. Selvi Sagayanathan, during the Eucharistic celebration on October 3rd this year presided by Bishop Dr. A. Amalraj, Bishop of OOty. 

Three beautiful stories of salvation have come together to be part of our religious family.

Through the Franciscan charism and spirituality, God has moulded them into a new way of life. Their vocation has taken deep roots, they have built it on the firm rock of Christ, for which the Church, religious life and above all we have been grateful for their Yes! forever.

Sister Regina, on behalf of all the sisters of the Congregation, thanked the parents and relatives of our sisters, who in spite of the distance joined us, celebrating with generosity the dedication of their daughters; she thanked the parishes of origin of our sisters, the people who have accompanied them in their vocational process, especially with Sr. Theresa Gunselmann; to the people who helped in the preparations for the celebration, the aspirants, novices and the sisters of the various communities who came to participate with joy in this great feast. He thanked the Bishop and all the concelebrating priests, religious congregations, friends and acquaintances for their presence, their prayers and their unconditional help.

Before the Eucharist began, our sisters Thomai, Aleena and Selvi, welcomed all the participants as is the custom in this part of India; and at the end they expressed their thanksgiving in Tamil, English and Malayalam, for the beautiful and meaningful celebration, fruit of their perseverance and fruit of the prayers of many people who esteem them.

Our wish is that they will continue in creative fidelity in this beautiful vocation they have received. We count on your prayers for this to be so.

I thank God, Sr. Regina and Sr. Theresa for the opportunity to witness this beautiful and meaningful ceremony. 


Author: Sister Fanny Teran2022-10-30

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