“Your maker is your husband, the Lord of Hosts is His name, the Holy one of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth He is called.” [Is. 54: 5]
May 13th 2020 is a remarkable, grace filled and historical day for the Dorotheans, especially for the Province of India, because two more little butterflies are added to the family of St. John Antony Farina during the season of COVID–19 pandemic. On this joyful and happiest occasion we thank God almighty for His marvelous love. After having good conviction and understanding of the vocation and call as Teaching sisters of St. Dorothy, Daughters of the Sacred Hearts, On the feast of Our Lady of Fathima Novice Sukanya Kakumanu did her vestition and first profession and after having fall in love with Jesus, Sr. Lurdu kumari Guvvala has made the final commitment to her eternal spouse by pronouncing the Holy vows during the solemn Holy Mass through the hands of the Provincial Rev. Sr. Biji Mulackal. It was a great day in which we affirmed our everlasting togetherness with our Lord. The Province of India has been immersed by joy and gratitude to God for these precious gifts of religious vocations.
Novice Sukanya was in intense preparation in the novitiate during the canonical year under the guidance of Sr. Shiny Muttathottil and in the second year under the guidance of Sr. Ciby Cherusseril and under the guidance of the Provincial Rev. Sr. Biji Mulackal Sr. Lourdu Kumari did an year longed fruitful preparation in F.C.C. Generalate Aluva as her preparation for the Final commitment.
The Holy Mass was solemnized by Rev. Fr. Francis Vattukulam, the Rector of Don Bosco College Aluva, as the main celebrant. The con-celebrants were Rev. Fr. Verghese Thannipara the parish priest of Keezhmad and Rev. Fr. Joy Kaipananickal Sdb. The Word of God was broken by the Rev. Fr. Varghese and he reminded the greatness of our call in this era, where the whole world is suffering due to COVID-19 Pandemic. As we are Daughters of the Sacred Hearts, it’s our great privilege to have the heart of Jesus and Mary as the model of love, compassion, mercy and tenderness. So father inspired us to imitate both Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary as the perfect models of our lives.
After the solemn Eucharistic banquet the joyful celebrations continued with an agape and shared the joy of the day after the sunset with arranged cultural programme.
We Sr. Sukanya and Sr. Lourdu Kumari are very grateful to our beloved Mother general Rev. Sr. Maria Theresa Penna and her councilors and to our beloved Provincial Rev. Sr. Biji Mulackal and her councilors and to each and every one of the Dorothean family who helped us to fulfill our dream.
Our hearts are filled with joy so words are few. Thanking you all for what you are to us. We humbly request your precious prayers and support for our religious journey.
O Holy spirit of Divine love, transform us in to the likeness of Jesus. Empower us to disregard the charms of the world as mere waste, and go towards our goal forgetting what has been left behind. Encircle us with your love. Amen.