The Conference of Religious in Nepal had a national gathering for the first time ever in history Oct. 29-30, 2022, in Don Bosco, Thecho, Lalitpur, Kathmandu. The Rev. Fr. Silas Bogaty, the Vicar General of the vicariate of Nepal presided over the inaugural Eucharist celebration.
Nearly 70 religious women and men gathered with hope for union of hearts and mission in Nepal. The theme “Union of Hearts & Mission” was apt for this gathering where everyone felt a call of God deep within to nurture the seed of faith sown in this beautiful country of Nepal, where majority of the people belong to predominantly Hindu faith tradition. The group was extremely grateful to God for the abundance of blessings showered on religious communities and their mission.
Beside other sessions on our life and mission in this country, sharing of mission experiences from all the communities stood out, as this was a session in which everyone felt united, called and affirmed by the Lord. It indeed motivated the religious groups a great deal to be active in Looking Around, Looking Up, Looking Out, Looking Forward and Looking After in life and mission, as Fr. Augustine VC aptly summarized it. Fr. Augustine VC challenged the gathering to be courageous and fearless in evangelizing and proclaiming the word of God.
Two days of CRN National gathering ended successfully uniting the hearts and filling in each one of us a sense of urgency in our mission for a greater glory of God.
Shared by Suchita Kullu, SCN