Mokama Celebrates First Profession of 10 Sisters

Posted by Spalding Hurst

May 5, 2024

MOKAMA, May 4, 2024 – In a profound display of faith and dedication, 10 young women took their first vows at Nazareth Convent, pledging their lives to God and service to humanity. The ceremony marked a significant day for these Sisters who answered the divine call, “You are Precious to Me.”

More photos from the day’s events are available here.

The newly professed Sisters include Sister Champulo Hunni Purty, Sister Chodipamu Vineela, Sister Mary Tudu, Sister Mariam Murmu, Sister Ranika Toppo, Sister Roshila Dungdug, Sister Neha Lakra, Sister Noela Tamang, Sister Sapna Kullu, and Sister Suchita Hassa Purty. Except for Sister Chodipamu Vineela from Bangalore Province, all the novices hail from Patna Province.

Family members and relatives from various Indian states, including Jharkhand, Orissa, Chhattisgarh, M.P., Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, and Bihar, were present at the event to witness their loved ones’ sacred commitment.

The ceremony was attended by distinguished guests such as Sister Latika Kottuppallil, Provincial of Patna Province, and Sister Mary Margaret Nirmala, Provincial of Bangalore Province. The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth (SCN) and SCN Associates from various communities also joined, adding to the celebration’s joy.

The event began with a prayer service on the eve of the First Profession, seeking divine blessings for the novices. The following day, a solemn Mass was held at 10:30 am, officiated by Father Robert Kumar, Parish Priest of Mokama, along with nine other priests from across the regions.

The ceremony featured a captivating entrance dance by Junior Sisters, followed by the procession of the ten novices, accompanied by their parents. During the Mass, they pronounced their vows in front of Sister Latika Kottuppallil and Sister Mary Margaret Nirmala.

Father Kumar, in his homily, highlighted the significance of consecrated life, urging the sisters to embrace their call with love and dedication, irrespective of life’s challenges.

The chapel atmosphere, enhanced by a melodious choir, helped attendees deeply feel the divine presence. Approximately 250 people attended the Mass, reflecting the community’s strong support for the novices.

The celebration concluded with heartfelt congratulations to the newly professed Sisters and a communal meal, sharing the joy of this special occasion.

Congratulations and blessings to all the newly professed Sisters at Nazareth Convent, Mokama.


  1. Hannah L. Spalding

    To Spalding Hurst who posted Mokama Celebrates First Profession of 10 Sisters

    I have hundreds of records of Spalding family genealogy including our familial connection to the congregation’s founderess and would like to include you.


  2. Betty Blandford scn

    A wonderful day in our community! We welcome you to our vowed life! You are part of each of us! You’re bring us new life blessings from God😇

  3. Barbara Joseph Lammers

    Congratulations, my Sisters. May your days be filled with all the blessings of your vow day and the strength and courage of your commitment.
    My love and prayers are with you.

  4. Maggie Cooper

    A big CONGRATULATIONS to all of you! The celebration seemed wonderful! So happy to see so many good pictures! They helped us celebrate with you all!
    So happy to be in this SCN community with all of you!
    Big blessings on each of you!
    Sr. Maggie Cooper


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