Mangaluru: First profession of Apostolic Carmel Novices held at Maryhill

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Mangaluru, Jan 21: After a period of intense prayer, preparation and discernment, twelve bold and beautiful brides of Christ, seal their choice of life in their first profession by setting aside the allurements of an attractive world on Saturday January 21.

The jubilation commenced with the solemn Eucharistic celebration by Fr Daniel Veigas OP, the episcopal vicar for religious of Mangalore diocese along with the other priests at Maryhill chapel. During the Eucharistic celebration, the novices were given their religious dress. The superior general of the Apostolic Carmel Sr Maria Nirmalini AC received their vows. Fr Daniel in his homily encouraged the young sisters to remain faithful to Christ and to become the evangelizing presence in the society.

Further, the celebration continued in the auditorium with the felicitation and rejoicing. The twelve celebrities were accorded a graceful welcome by the students of Mount Carmel Central School through the graceful welcome dance. The felicitation song by the junior novices had in it melody and heartwarming lyrics which made the newly professed sisters to rejoice over their choice. Superior general Sr Maria Nimalini AC cut the cake along with the sisters. Sr Lathika AC compered the felicitation programme and as she introduced the 12 young brides to the gathering, superior general Sr Nirmalini felicitated them with a garland. In her message, Sr Nirmalini invited the newly professed sisters to recall their first call from time to time and encouraged them to live this call till the end and to share the merciful love of Jesus to the least and the lost.

The celebration magnified as the newly professed sisters partook in the fellowship meal along with their family members and sisters.


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  • Marv, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 22 2023

    Congratulations sisters in Christ. You chose this profession to witness Christ .We are so proud of you are appreciate the sacrifice that you make to live a life away from family and friends. May God bless you all .Your sacrifices will bear fruits in others life.Christ is glorified as you go out in the world and serve the poor and needy....I rejoice this moment....but think of your sacrifices that you made as a life time commitment....we all love you ...thanks

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  • Sweeny, Mangaluru

    Sun, Jan 22 2023

    Congratulations dear sisters. We rejoice with you. May this step which you have taken help you to be the face of mercy to the world. May God bless you.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sun, Jan 22 2023

    Congratulations to all Novices who made their first profession.Now starts their way into the hard religious life.May God bestow on you his blessings to overcome all hardships and remain steady to your vows made.May God bless all parents who left their daughters to Gods work ,help poor .

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