AMAR NEWS # 80 Women’s Day Celebration at Ahmednagar

The Women’s Day celebration organized at the Province level was held on 6th May 2019 at Laura Vicuna Nivas, Ahmednagar. The total number of women participated in the celebration were five hundred and fifty who came from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, and Karnataka. This celebration was organized by Sahayani Social Development Society, headed by Sr.Moksha  Anthonappa and her team of enthusiastic collaborators.  5th May – Day 1  There was a lot

AMAR NEWS # 79 One more step to be the bride of Christ...

As the clay is in the Potters hand so are we in Jesus’ hand”…. We the 19 juniors gathered in SJTC, Lonavala to prepare ourselves to take one step forward in our religious journey. In the morning Sr. Cecilia Crasta animated and helped us to pray the Psalms with much meaning which gave a start for our day with the Lord. The entire day was spent in much silence prayer,

AMAR NEWS #78 First Profession - a day to rejoice!

If you ever get a glimpse of heaven especially on the 24th of May you will see what a real party looks like. Don’t be shocked if you see Salesian organizing it and having a ball of a time! If you’re wondering what could be the reason…it is the Professions! Of course! Some temporary, some perpetually and some celebrating their jubilees! It is a day of rejoicing and celebration of

AMAR NEWS #77 Initiation Ceremony at SHTC, Nashik

It couldn’t have been a more pleasant evening than that of the eve of the Solemnity of Mary Help of Christians. The chapel at Sacred Heart Training Centre at Nashik, brightly lit and bedecked with flowers, seemed to welcome our five postulants, who wouldn’t be postulants anymore, into the very heart of our Institute. To word it more appropriately, Sr. Placiya Rodrigues, Sr. Vandana Fernandes, Sr. Sony Kokya, Sr. Smita

AMAR NEWS # 76 FMA PCI Social Communications Seminar 2019

The FMA – PCI Social Communications Seminar kick-started on the 3rd of May at MYC, Wadala. There were 28 participants in all hailing from the 7 Indian provinces. We warmly welcomed the animators, Sr. Maria Helena Moreira, General Councillor for Social Communication and Sr. Gabriella Imperatore. The inaugural Eucharist was celebrated by Bishop Barthol Barretto, Auxiliary Bishop of Bombay and in-charge of the Social Communication in the Archdiocese of Bombay.

AMAR NEWS # 75 Visit of Sr. Phyllis Neves to Ahmednagar!

We were one of the privileged lots as we had the joy of having our dear Sr. Phyllis Neves, the Visiting Councillor with us for almost two full days.  We were extremely happy to welcome her in our midst with our boarders and Nursing students in a traditional Maharashtrian style in the evening of 4th May 2019.  The Sisters and the inmates welcomed her with a lovely welcome song.   The

AMAR NEWS # 74 Blessing and laying of the foundation stone at Gandhinagar!

The 28th day of the month of March 2019 marks the blessing and laying of the foundation stone for the Vocational Training Centre and the Sister’s residence cum Hostel for girls. It was blessed by the Archbishop of Gandhinagar Rt. Rev. Thomas Macwan at Pethapur – Gandhinagar. The ceremony of the blessing and laying of the foundation stone took place in the presence of Sr. Rita Dora Thomas, the Provincial

AMAR NEWS # 73 Goa welcomes Rector Major

The little Rome of the east, Goa, was privileged to be graced by the source of unity of the Salesian Family, our Rector Major, Don Angel Artime Fernandez. He was warmly welcomed at Auxilium Caranzalem, Goa, by the Sisters and the little ones. From the moment he came, we felt the radiations of Don Bosco himself walking into our portals, greeting each one like an affectionate father, with a kind

AMAR NEWS # 72 "We are grateful to you" says the young Srs. of MM Mumbai

We the young sisters of the province of St. Mary Mazzarello, Mumbai, were privileged to be graced by the formative presence of our Formation Team from Rome – Sr. Maria Nieves Reboso, Sr. Maria Fisichella and Sr. Anelfreda Miranda, from 24th to 25th March 2019. They presented to us the precious gift of the “Guidelines for the Formation period of Temporary Vows” – a concise and comprehensive book in which,

AMAR NEWS # 71 Don Bosco with us!

It was a joyous moment to meet our Rector Major at MYC, Wadala on 23rd March 2019. The animators and the Sisters of Mumbai graciously welcomed Fr. Angel Artime Fernandez at 4.00 p.m. He was accompanied by his secretary, Fr. Godfrey D’Souza, the Salesian Provincial of the Mumbai Province and Fr. Vinod Mascarenhas, the Secretary of the Provincial. He was welcomed by Sr. Ritha Dora Thomas, the Provincial and was