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FORMEES DAY - MANGALORE PROVINCE

On 26.05.2018 the Formees day of Mangalore Province was celebrated the whole day. Candidates, Student Candidates, Prenovices, Novices and Temporarily Professed sisters with their formators came to Shanthi Dham at 9.00am. With the opening prayer began the day Rev Sr Juliana Pinto, General coordinator for formation addressed them in the beginning of programme with an inspiring message.

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PERPETUAL PROFESSION OF 23 SISTERS

23 Tertains made their perpetual profession at St Vincent De Ferrer Church, Valencia. Most Rev Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza the Bishop of Mangalore presided over the solemn Eucharistic celebration which was concelebrated by 69 priests.

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TEMPORARILY PROFESSION - 11 NOVICES

On 05.04.2018, 10 Second year novices of Mangalore Province and one from Hubli Province made their temporary profession in Somarpann Novitiate, Derlakatte. Rev Fr Dolphy Pais OFM, Cap, Provincial Superior of Capuchins was the main celebrant with other concelebrants for the mass.

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CENTURY - SR SPECIOSA ALVARES

On 12.03.2018 the Sisters of Shanthi Dham Convent celebrated the 100th Birthday of Sr Speciosa Alvares in their convent at Derlakatte. Rev Fr Maxim Misquith SJ celebrated the thanksgiving Eucharist.

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100th YEAR OF CELEBRATION - SR SPECIOUSA ALVARES

The Generalate Community joined to rejoice at the 100th year of the birth of  Sr Speciosa and wished God’s blessings and graces as we wished her ‘ Happy Birthday.’ A thanksgiving Eucharist was celebrated to mark the occasion on 12th March 2018 at Shanthi Dham.

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AFFI GENERAL BODY MEETING - MAJOR SUPERIORS

Sr Milly Fernandes attended the AFFI General Body Meeting of the Major Superiors from 23rd o 25th February at Jeevan Jyothi Hyderabad. The theme of the annual event was “Faithful and Shrewd Stewards” – “The Challenges we face today and our response”.

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GET TOGETHER - SUPPORTIVE STAFFS

On 18.02.2018 the get together of the Supportive Staff of the communities under Mangalore Province was organised at St Ursula Convent, Bolar by the Provincial Superior and Team with the help of the Sisters of Social and Health Apostolate commission members and the cooperation of the sisters of St Ursula Convent, Bolar.

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BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

The Birthday of Rev Sr Susheela Sequeira was celebrated in the Generalate. The tertians conducted the prayer service, followed by solemn Eucharist celebrated by Rev. Fr Baptist Menezes the Professor of St Joseph’s Seminary.

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GOLDEN JUBILEE OF RELIGIOUS PROFESSION - REV SR DOREEN

With great joy and thanksgiving the Generalate - Somarpann celebrated the Golden Jubilee of the Religious Profession of Rev. Sr Doreen D’Souza our former Superior General and Rev. Sr Anita Pereira of North East Province presently the member of Subodhini Community, Panir. The thanksgiving Eucharist was held at the auditorium of the Generalate. Don Francesco officiated at the Mass which was   concelebrated by Rev Fr Denis Suares the parish priest of Panir Parish.

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GOLDEN JUBILEE OF RELIGIOUS PROFESSION - REV SR DOREEN D’SOUZA

The 50 years of Religious Profession of Rev Sr Doreen D’Souza was celebrated in a grand manner at Holy Rosary Convent. Most Rev Dr. Francis Serrao, Bishop of Shimoga was the main celebrant. Fr Melwyn D’Souza ofm cap preached the homily. 10 priests concelebrated. Sr Doreen’s Sister Mrs Joseline and her family from London were the special guests. Sr Susheela Sequeira presided over the felicitation programme. Sr Lily Fernandes read the citation on behalf of the Community, Mr Eric Ozario spoke on behalf of the family. Sr Doreen’s batch mates, nine of them joined to share her joy. Nearly 300 people were present.

 

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90TH BIRTHDAY OF HOLY FACE CONVENT, VORKADY

The Holy Face Convent, Vorkady turned 90 in the month of November. In celebration of this the Sisters of the Community held a thanksgiving mass on 10th December 2017. Sr Susheela Sequeira and Sr Milly Fernandes attended the Eucharistic Celebration along with the Provincial and Councillors of Mangalore Province and joined the Sisters to thank God for the marvels done by the Lord through our pioneers in Vorkady and the apostolic effectiveness that has been seen in the area because of the Sisters’ hard work and faith.

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ZONAL LEVEL URSULINE FRANCISCAN BLOOMS CONFERENCE

December 1 and 2, 2017 are red letter days in the annals of the Ursuline Franciscan Congregation. Our Ursuline Franciscan Blooms celebrated First annual Conference in their respective zones.  998 Ursuline Franciscan Blooms from 34 schools attended the conference in 11 Zones and enjoyed the whole day.

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PROVINCE DAYS: NORTH EAST, NORTH AND HUBLI
ZONAL LEVEL UFB CONVENTION - MANGALORE PROVINCE

Zone level UFB Convention was held in different zones. The programme was conducted in a creative way. The theme of the convention was love in deed not in word.

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VISIT OF DON FRANCESCO AND ASSOCIATES

We were privileged and blessed with the visit of Don Francesco, Annarita, Danielle, Ulisse, Giovanni and Gualteri, our benefactors from Italy from 29th November to 6thDecember 2017. Their visit included many programmes such as Platinum Jubilee Celebration of De Mercede Orphanage -Panir, Golden Jubilee Celebration of Rev Sr Doreen our former Superior General and Sr Anita Pereira and Decennial Celebration of Padre Pio Chapel- Vamanjoor.

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