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After the erection of the Varanasi Province there was a sensing need of training our novices with the local missionary touch. So the novitiate was started on July 3rd 2000 with nine postulants.
It was first situated in the premises of St. Mary’s Hospital, Karoutha. Meanwhile, Rev. Patrick D’Souza gave us a diocesan plot nearby Jyothir Bhavan community and the Province constructed the new house.2001 November 21st, on the feast of the Presentation of Our Lady it was blessed and inaugurated by Rev. Bishop Patrick D’Souza.
On that day the house was adorned by priests, sisters and neighbours. Srs. Annie K.C., Jyothi Lakra and seven novices were the first inmates of that nest. A fitting name was given to the house ‘Samarpan.’ Seven batches have already passed through this sacred house. Take one day at a time on the path way of life and thus make life journey a pleasant and meaningful one.
During the Provincial Chapter and the Assembly of the Institute it was expressed to have a mixture of novices and to have inter-province formation in order to have a better formation.
From 2005 onwards it was carried on and those in formation profited from it. In the year 2009, the inter-novitiate was shifted to Bangalore and postulancy to Samarpan. Thus, Samarpan continues to mould and shape the young ones for the mission of the Lord