Reception of two novices in India

On 6th July 2020, postulants Sathya and Sujatha were received into Novitiate in St. Anthony’s Convent, Belwadi, witnessed by the whole community and by Rev. Fr. Jinto of the Missionaries of Compassion.

They join novices Suman, Manju and Fatima, who are beginning their second year of Novitiate.

The first year of novitiate will be Sathya and Sujatha’s spiritual year.

Under the guidance of their formator, Sister Promodini, they will study the meaning of our way of life, the vows of poverty chastity and obedience that shape it, the Gospel that inspires it and the Rule and Constitutions of our Franciscan Congregation

which direct it.  Most importantly, they will have the opportunity to deepen their relationship with God in prayer through Jesus Christ.

Please pray for Sathya and Sujatha and for the community in Belwadi in this important work.

Rest in Peace Sister Augustine

Sister Mary Augustine Salter FMSL passed away on the Feast of St. Bonaventure 15th July 2017, aged ninety seven in St. Joseph’s Nursing Home. She had celebrated silver, gold, diamond and platinum jubilees of Religious profession. Her Requiem Mass was celebrated in St. Joseph’s Convent on 27thJuly,.attendedby members of her family from Ireland. A rare treasure of the FMSL Congregation – may she rest in God’s peace.

First Professions: Sisters Marcellina and Patricia

We thank God that Sisters Marcellina Imoh and Patricia Irogementi FMSL made first profession of vows on 2nd August 2017 in St. Joseph’s Convent Chapel. The Sisters professed their vows of poverty chastity and obedience during Mass in St. Joseph’s convent chapel. The main celebrant was Father Donal Walsh OFM. Members of the Sisters’ families attended the Mass and celebratory lunch in the convent. Their vows will be renewed annually for a period of five years before final profession. Later in the year, the Sisters were able to visit their home country of Nigeria. We congratulate the Sisters and ask you to remember them in your prayers, that God will continue to bless and guide them in their vocations.