Get Together of the Sisters Involved in Social Development and Health Apostate
Mysore Province had the privilege and honour of hosting the get together of the Sisters involved in Social Development and Health Apostate at Congregation level was held on 23 November 2018 at St Mary’s Community Health Centre H D Kote, Mysuru having the theme Empowering Adolescents: A Prophetic Call for Launching Deeper.
Rev Sr Susheela Sequeira, Superior General the president of the day in her inaugural address appreciated the dedicated and committed service of the Sisters in the field of social and health apostolate and invited them to continue the same work by reading the signs of the time, updating oneself with the needed knowledge and information to make their services more effective and fruitful.
The resource persons Dr Sr Hilda Rita Lobo and Rev Fr Veeresh Moras enlightened the gathering with their expertise on the theme. That was followed by Province wise group discussion. The input sessions and the group discussion were geared towards the empowerment of teenagers. The topics have impressed the gathering and inspired them: To accompany the youth, to create space in schools and within their own communities, to provide a platform to build self confidence by acquiring life skills, availing guidance and counseling when they come across with day today problems.
Gathering such as this one was held for the first time in the Congregation. There were nearly 120 Sisters from the whole Congregation. It was possible because of the direction of Rev Sr Susheela Sequeira Superior General and planning and execution by Rev. Srs Milly Fernandes and Lydia Serrao the coordinator of Socio-health development with the assistance of the core group.
It was a wonderful experience of sharing of the responsibilities of the day by all the Provinces. A special thanks to the Superior Sr Mary Mendonca and the Sisters of Sanjeevini and the Communities of St Philomena’s, St Mary’s and Christa Raj Convent, Naganahalli for their fabulous hospitality.
All the Provincial Superiors with their team members were an encourage presence.
For the validity function concluding words were expressed by Sr Annie MA the vice Provincial of Mysore Province in return Superior General and her team honoured her in the absence of Provincial Superior. And a capturing tableau was presented by the novices of Maria Niketan Novitiate.