India Marks Year of Preparation, Day of Recollection and Prayer

Posted by Kacie Emmerson

December 5, 2022

Dec. 13, 2021, marked the inauguration of the 75th anniversary of SCN presence in Patna and Bangalore provinces, in a meaningful way. Thereafter, during the past year of intense preparation, thanksgiving and celebration, the Sisters took quality time to prepare a creative prayer service for each mission and every community joined in praying for the particular mission on the day allotted to it.
Various other activities also were planned out for the continuous thanksgiving, reviewing, recapturing, and reliving the charism, legacy and faithfulness of God to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth throughout the seven-and-a-half decades. Now, we have come to the doorstep of the closing of the year by December 2022. The Sisters across the provinces have devoted the day of recollection and prayer from 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4. This was a day of strengthening each other and enveloping the missions with God’s mighty presence and transforming love for the future by reflecting on the following questions.
1. Share some of the significant blessings of SCN presence and mission in the past 75 years.
2.”It’s the security in our religious life that has killed us.” Share your thoughts on this.
3. What could be the legacy we hand over to the future generations? How do we live out our charism meaningfully, relevantly and creatively in the coming years facing the challenges that confront us today?
The communities had in-depth sharing and deep experience of God’s Providence in the missions and in their personal life.
We thank the Lord of accompaniment in the Old Testament, in the lives of individuals in the New Testament and over the history of the Church and SCNs. We strongly believe that the Lord of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and God of all times will carry us forward with His mighty intervention in the future.
Shared by Sister Mary Kadaparambil, SCN

1 Comment

  1. Maria Brocato

    What an inspiring way to complete a year of thanksgiving to God for these 75 years!


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