AMAR NEWS # 84 Jubilee Celebrations of Sr. Marietta and Sr. Flavia!

60 and 50 glorious years in the vineyard of the Lord, is what we as a province came together to celebrate on the 3rd of August 2019. As our dear Sr. Marietta Vettical celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of her religious profession and Sr. Flavia Mascarenhas celebrated the Golden Jubilee of her religious profession, we,  the Sisters, family members, staff, cooperators, well-wishers, and friends joined them in thanking God for His

AMAR NEWS # 83 Initiation of the Postulants at SJTC, Lonavla!

We, the candidates of SJTC, Lonavla began our retreat animated by Sr. Santana Pereira, FMA. The theme of our retreat was “Holiness is for you too”. On the first day, we were introduced to some Biblical calls.  We are called to be righteous and blameless in God’s eyes and to be holy as He is holy. For what does God call us personally? Does the suffering of poor people pain

AMAR NEWS # 82 FMA PCI Youth Ministry Meet, Chennai

Sr. Meenakshi D’Silva, Sr. Sheela Furtado and Sr. Jyothi Pinto had the unique privilege of participating in the FMA PCI Youth Ministry meeting from 18th July to 21st July 2019 at Auxilium College Katpadi Vellore, India. The 27 participants of all the seven Provinces were warmly welcomed in a traditional way with a shawl and accompanied with a guard of honour by the College band and the NSS students. During

AMAR NEWS # 81  A New community is born in Sindoni!

19th July 2019 will be etched in our memory as a significant day in the history of the Province of St. Mary Mazzarello (INB) Mumbai.  God in his bounty has blessed us with another community at Sindoni which is named under the patronage of Blessed Maria Troncatti. The house was blessed by Archbishop of Goa and Daman Most Rev. Filipe Neri Ferrao, in the presence of Sr. Rita Dora Thomas,

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