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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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CELL MEETINGS

The Annual Meetings of the various Cells of the Congregation were held at the Generalate from 5th to 7th November, 2017.

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EXTENDED COUNCIL MEETING

The Extended Council Meeting -2017 was held at Somarpann- Generalate from 1st to 4thNovember 2017. On the first two days of the Meeting the General Council met the individual Councils of different Provinces / Regions/ Delegation and held discussions on various issues related to the respective Provinces/ Regions/Delegation. On 3rd and 4th November Rev. Fr Alvito Fernandes OCD gave the members of the Extended Council a reflective input sessions on the theme of the Extended Council Meeting, ‘ UFS: Commissioned to Launch into the Deep’.

 

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PROVINCE DAYS: NORTH EAST, NORTH AND HUBLI

The Provinces of North, North East and Huballi organised the Province day of their respective Provinces in the month of October 2017. The Superior General Rev Sr Susheela Sequeira presided over the Province day of Huballi Province, Sr Milly Fernandes the Councillor General of North Province, and Sr Juliana Pinto the Councillor General of North East Province. Sr Lilly Pinto and Sr Lydia Serrao were the Guest of Honour of the Province day of North and North East Province respectively. The Superior General and the Councillors were happy to witness the joy, unity, co-operation exhibited in organising the Province day, and the rich talents of our Sisters presented in varieties of manner with creativity.

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ANIMATORS MEETING AT SHANTHI DHAM

Animators of 32 communities under Mangalore Province came to Shanthi Dham for four days meeting. After the opening prayer Rev Sr Susheela Sequeira, Superior General gave the key address to the animators. During the day different communities presented the report of the various activities of the communities.

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GOLDEN JUBILEE OF EIGHT SISTERS AT SHANTHI DHAM

The golden jubilee of eight sisters of Mangalore Province Srs Doreen D’Souza, Lenita D’Souza, Gabriel Rodrigues, Lilia Rasquinha, Maureen D’Souza, Noella Menezes, Emma Vas, Filix D’Souza and Sr Anita Pereira of North East Province. At 11.30a.m was the solemn thanksgiving Eucharistic celebration officiated by Rev Fr Joseph Martis, Rector of St Joseph Seminary, Jeppu.

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UFLA GATHERING AT ROSARIO CATHEDRAL, BOLAR, MANGALURU

Province level UFLA gathering was conducted at Rosario Cathedral, Bolar, Mangalore. There were 350 UFLA members of 22 units as well as UFLA members of Jeppu and Madanthyar units along with the Superiors and Animators of the Units.

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BASIC COUNSELING COURSE

A week’s Seminar from 24thSeptember to 2nd October 2017 for the teachers under the management of UFES on Basic counselling skills was organised by Rev Sr Lilly Pinto the Secretary of UFES at Somarpann- Generalate.  28 teachers from the different schools attended the seminar.

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AFFI GATHERING AT ST ANNS FRIARY, BEJAI

Local AFFI gathering of Franciscan fathers, Sisters and formees was organised by Rev Sr Rita Vas, Provincial Superior and Team. The theme of the day was ‘Franciscan response to the cry of the poor’. The programme began at 9.00am at St Anne’s Friary, Bejai, Mangalore with registration and opening prayer.

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