The ceremony of the perpetual profession was witnessed by the parents and relatives of the tertians, the Sisters of other Congregation, the Sisters and formees of our Congregation. Rev Fr Joachim Rodrigues OCD preached the homily, appreciated their courage to say ‘yes’ to God, and reminded them of the three fold virtues lived by Francis our Patron saint, that is ardent love for Jesus, love for ‘lady poverty’ and love for nature. He called upon them to follow in the footprints of Francis who is the mirror of Christ. Bishop in his concluding remarks thanked the parents of the Sisters for offering their daughters for the service of God and the church. Rev Sr Susheela our Superior General felicitated them after the Mass with flowers. She also thanked the parents and relatives for their generosity in giving their daughters to the Congregation.