Sr Maria Shamita A.C, the Provincial Superior of the Apostolic Carmel, Karnataka Province, re-elected for a second term along with her team Srs Rose Agnes, Maria Melissa, Maria Sudeepa, Julie Ann and Marina DCunha was installed on Sunday, April 24th at St Ann’s Convent, Mangalore, the Mother House of the Congregation. The installation ceremony began with the Eucharistic celebration at 9.00am at St Ann’s Convent Chapel celebrated by Rev. Fr Archie Gonsalves OCD. During the homily, he explained the height and depth of Jesus’ compassion and mercy which we need to reflect in our mission. After the Mass, as the choir intoned Te Deum, a song of praise and thanksgiving, the sisters pledged their love and loyalty to the Provincial Superior.

This was followed by a felicitation programmme at 11.00 am at St Ann’s High School Hall, to greet the Provincial Superior Sr Maria Shamita and her team, and to thank the outgoing team members for their loving service to the province. The day was also an occasion for the Province to celebrate our togetherness. The celebration started as the formees invoked God’s blessings with rhythmic steps in praise of God. The Ladyhill community welcomed the gathering with dance, music and garlands in a unique style. This was followed by St Mary’s Community greeting the newly elected provincial superior and team with traditional offering of crook and flower pots. The sisters of Yesu Prem Nikethan expressed heartfelt gratitude to the outgoing team members.

In greeting the Jubilarians by Carmel Convent, Ashanikethan, there was gratitude, appreciation and warmth for what they have been for the past 70, 60, 50, 40 and 25 years of their religious life.











































St Cecily’s Convent, Udupi and St Maria Goretti Convent, Kemmannu portrayed a skit based on the theme of the provincial chapter “Christ Centred Community, responding in Compassionate Love.” The St Agnes Special School children who reached the semi finals in Namma TV reality show surprised us with their well coordinated rhythm and dance.

The prize distribution for working at serving Mother Earth in our little spaces in the campuses, with vegetable and herbal gardens was well appreciated and encouraged by giving every community a memento and prizes for the winning institutions.

The Eco commission of the province with the support of the Provincial Superior was able to release the book on Herbal Home Remedies titled “ಪ್ರಥ್ವಿಂತ್ಲ್ಯಾ ಗರ್ಭಾಂತ್ಲೆಂ ನೈಸರ್ಗಿಕ್ ವಕ್ತಾಂ ಭಂಡಾರ್”, written by Sr Lucy Benedicta A.C, who is in love with nature’s healing power and greening the Mother Earth.

Provincial Superior, Sr Maria Shamita in her message expressed her gratitude to her team and all the sisters of the province and urged every sister to be messengers of peace and mercy. She said, being present to the other itself is compassion both in the community and in our mission.
The celebration ended with a fellowship meal, exchanging views and news, strengthening the bond of unity and togetherness.

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