On 14th September, Suman and Fatima were admitted to the stage of Postulancy in a simple ceremony during Evening Prayer in St Francis Convent, Mysore. The word ‘postulant’ is from the Latin ‘postulare’ meaning ‘to ask’. For some time, Suman and Fatima have come to see and experience life in the community. Their progression to Postulancy means they are now asking to join. This stage lasts for 6 to 12 months.
Manju was admitted to Postulancy on 25th January 2019, Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, in a simple ceremony led by Sister Clare Bernadette, Mother General, who was visiting from England. Sister Susan, General Councillor was also present. Manju was presented with the Tau Cross, a Biblical symbol which Saint Francis adopted to represent the Cross and salvation. She also received a Bible and a replica of the Crucifix of San Damiano, which spoke to St. Francis during his early conversion saying, ‘Repair my house, which has fallen into ruins.’ Please remember Suman, Fatima and Manju in your prayers as they continue their journeys of discernment with the FMSL.