Mangaluru: Sisters of Charity celebrate golden jubilee of religious life

Stanley Bantwal 

Mangaluru, Nov 7: Sisters of Charity of Mangalore province hosted the golden jubilee celebration of nine sisters namely Sr Albert D'Silva, Sr Gladys Cherian, Sr Grace Joseph, Sr Harriet Pinto, Sr Melania D'Sa, Sr Olive Vas, Sr Roshni Mascarenhas, Sr Sheila D'Mello and Sr Vinya D'Souza. The august assembly gathered for the solemn Eucharistic celebration to thank the Almighty for the inestimable gift of their life and precious religious vocation which was indeed a journey of fidelity.

The chief celebrant, Bishop Francis Serrao of Shimoga diocese began the solemn celebration of the Eucharist with a note of appreciation to the jubilarians for their life of commitment through which they added to the life and holiness of the Church. Recounting the blessings of God over the past 50 years, he stated, “It is a fitting moment to their generous contribution, selfless sacrifices, inspiring life and profound faith which made them instruments of God’s unconditional mercy and love to thousands.”



They were felicitated by the provincial superior Sr Matilda Monteiro, while Sr Irene D'Silva read out in brief the success story of each jubilerian. Sr Grace Joseph and Sr Vinaya D'Souza responded on behalf of jubilerians their gratitude. Sr Deepa Peter compered the programme.

The beautifully decked hall, cutting of Jubilee cake, angelic choir and felicitation programme and sumptuous meal made the day meaningful and memorable one.