April 28 was an auspicious day for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth’s mission in Nongdiwah, North East, as the new convent was blessed with a beautiful, well-organized function. The Eucharistic celebration was presided over by Father Anselm Nonglang, the administrator of the Nongstoin Diocese.

Father Wilbert Marwein, the parish priest; Father Eugene Thyrniang, the procurator; and Father George Jarain, director of family commission, were concelebrants. Sister Jackulin Jesu, the Vice President of the Congregation, cut the ribbon. Sister Philomena Kottoor, in her address, thanked one and all for the contribution rendered to the growth of the mission. Sister Jackulin gifted the community with a fruit sapling, wishing prosperous growth of the mission in the future.

It was so heartening to see the mutual belongingness of the mission. The joy of having Sisters minister among the simple people was so palpable. The whole function was mainly planned, organized and executed by the people. It was indeed a mission moment to write down in the history and cherish. We are deeply indebted to God, the Congregation and all those who contributed to the realization of the dream of having a convent.

A special thanks to Sister Lilly, Father Jarain and the community who worked tirelessly for the construction of this new home. The impact of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth’s presence is already bearing fruit. The people have owned the Sisters as their family. The seeds sown will surely bear a rich harvest. Thank you for your prayerful support and blessings.