Province Annual Meet-Superiors, Formators, Wardens, Bursars

Ursuline Franciscan Congregation, Mangalore Province held the annual meeting of the Superiors/Wardens/Formators/ and Bursars meeting on August 10th and 11th 2019 at Shanthi Dham, Provincialate, Derlakatte. The day’s session commenced with the prayer led by Sr Asha Fernandes, Sr Clara Menezes welcomed the Provincial Superior, resource person and the Sisters. Fr Brain Pereira SJ and Fr Melwin SJ both the eminent personalities enlightened us. Fr Brain Pereira shared the insights regarding different life skills as to how to animate the community and be a good leader in the present scenario by introspecting ones life and to be empathtic to our community sisters and others. If we allow emotions to control us we are tend to behave like animals. We can always alter our attitudes and we need to have positive attitude towards life and situation. In the afternoon Fr Melwin SJ spoke on the media stressing how best we can apply media to communicate and pick up various messages from the media as well as films, adds etc. In the media medium is the message. If we donot use the media responsibly it can kill us slowly he said.

Superior General Rev Sr Susheela Sequeira in her message insisted the sisters to become Prayer and thus to touch feelings of the sisters. We are not perfect human beings, let’s try to be so she said. Second day began with the Eucharistic celebration offered by Rev Fr Pius D’Souza, Episcopal Vicar for the religious in Mangalore. In his Homily Fr urged the superiors to get awaken themselves, to do greatest good in shortest time, which is the motto of our Founder and to be sensitive to the needs of the members of the community. Mr Sunil Gonsalves well known auditor of Mangalore enlightened on the updated current Acts, payment of TDS and filing of TDS returns and the importance of maintenance of day today accounts, as well as he clarified the queries and doubts of the sisters and Sr Molly D’Cunha, the Province Economer clarified as to who has to write the report of the trust deed and how to write systematically. Finally concluded with the message and the informations of Rev Sr Rita Vas the Provincial Superior. Vote of thanks is proposed by Sr Susheela Monterio. After the vote of thanks all moved to the chapel for the concluding Prayer and very specially to pray for the superiors. With the Congregational Anthem sisters dispersed to their respective communities enriched with the input given during these two days.