Vincentian Family Golden Jubilarians in India

by | Oct 14, 2012 | Vincentian Family

Sr. Malini Manjaly, SCN writes of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations in Mokama, a city and a municipality in Patna district in the Indian state of Bihar… “Sisters Margaret Rodericks, Marietta Saldanha and Mary Scaria Menonparambil celebrated their Golden Jubilee at Nazareth Convent, Mokama on October 5.  The main celebrant, Father Alwyn D’Souza, SJ concelebrated the jubilee Mass was with two other priests of Mokama campus. Sister Margaret gave the reflection during the Mass. (Click here to read it.)

The deep felt joy of the Jubilarians were expressed by Sister Marietta in her concluding prayer during the liturgy: “…we lift our hearts in gratitude for all the graces and blessings that you have bestowed upon us these past 50 Golden years.  We thank you in particular, for those who have been your instruments in our spiritual development, formation and education which have moulded and shaped us into who we are today.  As we walk into the future we ask you to continue to journey with us till we attain the fullness of life with you.  We make this prayer through your son and Mary our mother.”

After the Mass, Sisters Margaret, Marietta and Mary Scaria were garlanded.  Each member present in the chapel congratulated them and led them in a dance procession to cut the jubilee cake.

In the evening, the Novices, candidates and the Chatra community gave a very entertaining cultural program.   The last surprise item for the program was sharing of memories by the Jubilarians!

It was indeed a great day of joy for both the jubilarians and the 150 Sisters, Novices and candidates present to share the golden years of blessings of our dear Sisters Margaret, Marietta and Mary Scaria.

Malini Manjaly, SCN

(Editor’s note: A few years ago the Golden Jubilarians  from Botswana and Nazareth Kentucky celebrated virtually by video conference and a prayer service alternating between the two continents.)

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