Franciscan Servants of Mary

Franciscan Servants of Mary

Varanasi

Franciscan Servants of Mary

Provincial's Message

Prerna, Sarang Talab, Tapovan Ashram P.O, VaranasiU.P –221007,

TEL: (0542) 2585276; Mobile: 09452070117; E.MAIL: fsmvaranasi@gmail.com

                                                                                                                   19 -08 -2014

Sr. Reetha, in her letter dated 22nd June 2014, has reminded us of the celebration of the concluding of the Jubilee year of 150 years of our Franciscan adherence which was inaugurated on 17th September last year. She speaks of making it a solemn occasion in the life of our Province. We reflected on it in our council meeting and thought of two ways to mark the event, one at the community level and the other at the Province level.

1)     All the sisters of the Province will observe 4 days of prayer, reflection and sharing. We have all been prepared this year to get into the spirit of St. Francis through the 4 day seminar we had on his biography and spirituality and the 4 circulars of Sr. Reetha Paul on the 4 pillars of Franciscan spirituality. We will therefore take these papers and notes and read together in community, reflect and share the reflections and pray in community. Please also read the event as it happened in 1864. It is well explained in the book on Mother Foundress pages 113 – 142. This will be done on to 12 September. Each community will decide the mode of doing it. A short report on the way you celebrated it, will be sent to the Provincial Superior.

2)     On 12th Friday, the whole Province will fast and keep whole night vigil in adoration except at Deogaon, Kuruskela and Ranchi. These communities will decide what and how they can do to be united in prayer with other communities.

3)     All the communities will conclude on 13th with a Eucharistic celebration. .

4)     We will solemnize the day at the province level with a Eucharistic celebration on 17th September at 6 pm.presided over by Mgr.Eugene, our Administrator, and our close neighbours( priests and religious) and friends in Varanasi.  Together, let us make it a memorable event for the Institute and the Church.                

 

By now everyone is aware of the visit of Sr. Reetha Paul with Sr. Shalini and of Sr Gracy, the General Bursar. I have dispatched their program of visit by e.mail wherever possible. For others I post the same along with this letter. Please remember that your account has to be up to date when Sr. Gracy arrives at your place. Also note that the house superior and the bursar has to be present for the meeting on 18 -19th October at Amardeep.

United with you in prayer,

Yours affectionately

 

Sr. Tara

Provincial Animator