The initiation of 20 candidates from Northern Province (4), Eastern Province (7) Guwahati Province (3) and Silchar Province (6) into the Sacred Heart Pre-Novitiate, Pakhal Faridabad took place at 10.15 am pm on 20 June 2024 atBethany Convent Chapel, Pakhal, Faridabad in Northern Province.

Sr Erasma, the Provincial Superior of Northern Province received the enthusiastic Candidates into Sacred Heart Pre-Novitiate. Sr Jessy Maria, Provincial Superior of Eastern Province was present and affiliates were accompanied by Sisters from nearby communities. Sacred Heart Pre- Novitiate was shifted from Lumding, Silchar Province. This event marked an important landmark in Northern Province as the Province is having a formation house in the Province for the first time. This day celebrated the formal entry of 20 affiliates into aspiritual inward journey of religious life.

The day began with meditation, guided by Sr Erasma, Provincial Superior and followed by Solemn Holy Eucharist officiated by Fr Ravi Kota, Parish Priest of Faridabad. The initiation ceremony began with a solemn procession with diyas in their hands, signifying the candidates’ entrance into a new phase of their religious formation. Sr Jessy Maria, Provincial Superior of Eastern Province delivered a thought-provoking message, highlighting the significance of the Pre-Novitiate formation and exhorted the Affiliates to walk the path of faith after the example of Abraham and gave a few practical tips to remain connected to Jesus. A special blessing was imparted to the Pre-Novices invoking the Holy Spirit upon them as they begin to walk on this path of formation and discernment. The ceremony concluded with a Magnificat, seeking divine assistance of Mother Mary throughout their formation.

After Initiation ceremony, all gathered in the hall for short felicitation programme and Pre- Novices were greeted and congratulated.SrErasma, the Provincial Superior welcomed the gathering and expressed gratitude for all. She wished Sr Elizabeth Uchoi, Pre- Novice directress and Sr Priyadarshini, Asst Pre- Novice directress well in forming the young formees. Thereafter sumptuous meal was served by the Bethany Convent, Pakhal.

News By:Sr Elizabeth Uchoi BS, Pre-Novice Directres,Sacred Heart Pre-Novitiate, Pakhal, Faridabad

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