Installation of the new Province Leadership Team of Patna Province, Sister Latika Kottuppallil, Provincial; Sister Basanti Lakra and Sister Suchita Kullu, Vice Provincials; and Board members Sister Josephine Kisku and Sister Usha Saldanha took place in Nazareth Convent, Mokama on June 1, 2022.
Sisters from near and far communities, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Associates and Novices gathered together at 6:15 a.m. in the convent chapel. The new Leadership Team and Father Robert Kumar, Parish Priest of Mokama, were led to the altar with an entrance dance. During the Eucharistic Celebration, Father Robert specially prayed for Sister Latika and her team and blessed them.
After the communion service, Sister Philo presented the statue of Good Shepherd to Sister Latika, wishing her to be a good shepherd to the Sisters. Sister Susan handed over a basket full of fruits to the new Leadership Team, wishing their ministry to be fruitful in the coming years.
After the Holy Mass, the Sisters were taken to the dining room with singing blessing songs. Later, Sister Latika left for Patna with Sister Philo, Sister Mercy and Sister Lucy. She was welcomed to the provincial house with arti and garland. After lunch, Sister Philo and Sisters present in the provincial house accompanied her to the provincial office. Thereafter, during a short prayer service, Sister Latika was blessed by the Sisters, and Sister Philo handed over the key to the office.
We wish Sister Latika and her team a fruitful and blessed time ahead as leaders of the province.