-Four in Togo: Sr. Antoinette Marie, Sr. Christine, Sr. Antoinette Carine, Sr. Juste
-Five in India: Sr. Daphiline, Sr. Gloria, Sr. Mukta, Sr. Martha, Sr. Tresalline
With the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience they publically professed the choice to imitate Christ and to offer themselves to Him, to live the whole life at the service of God and of the brothers and sisters: they are now sisters in the Family of the Sisters of Providence.
The Eucharistic celebration in the novitiate chapel of Lomè (Togo) was presided by a Salesian priest and concelebrated by 16 other priests, along with families, friends and acquaintances of our sisters.
The holy Eucharist in the novitiate of Barrackpore (India) was presided over by the Archbishop of Kolkata, Mon. Thomas D’ Souza and concelebrated by more than 20 priests; and were present numerous relatives and friends too.
The common liturgy on the feast of the founder was the parable of Good Samaritan. The great teaching of Jesus is an invitation to be compassionate and sensitive towards the needy brothers and sisters and therefore, to make of our service a continuous act of love and mercy. And this, in imitation of Fr. Luigi, who was an apostle of compassion and knew how to love and serve the brothers and sisters, because in them he loved and served the person of Jesus.
Flowers, lights, songs and dances were the setting for the party, and external signs of joy that invaded the hearts of the nine sisters and all the guests.
Then they all shared lunch in the simplicity and fraternity of the meeting, wishing the newly professed, a long life of fidelity.
This date will remain in the heart of each one as an unforgettable day, because lived in gratitude, with new zeal and enthusiasm to follow Jesus in the family of Fr. Luigi. They sincerely thank the sisters all over the world for the prayerful support they have experienced on this day.
And we pray for them, asking the Lord to continue to bless them and to give each one the necessary graces, so that they may live their own vocation in the Family of Fr. Luigi, with joy and generosity.