“Behold I make all things anew. “ Is.43:19
God intervenes into the life of everyone and fulfills His plan and purposes in our lives and He creates all thing anew.
It was on25 th May that Sr.AnnaMaria A.C. who was incharge of Carmel convent, Trichy has to close down the convent and returned to Ottapalam. She left Tamil Nadu with a heavy heart like our Foundress Mother veronica.
When God closes one door, He opens another. Again it was decided at the General Chapter to re-open the convent at Trichy. On 2nd February 2014 we had taken a rented house at Ramachandra Nagar, Edamalaipatty Pudur, Trichy and formed a little community. Sr.M.Premila A.C was in charge of the community along with Sr.Pauline Marie A.C and Maria Agila as the community members. Rev.Fr. Benjamine Franklin OCD. The provincial superior offered mass in this little house. Our Provincial Superior Sr.Ancilla A.C, Sr.Marian A.C.the secretary and many sisters’ fromTamilNadu communities were present there. It was a joyful day for the sisters and for the locality. We got the permission from the Bishop of Trichy to reserve the Blessed Sacrament in this little house.
Sr.Pauline Marie A.C. was given a post at Infant Jesus Mat. School, Ramachandra Nagar and Sr.Premila A.C. was supervising Morning study at 8 a.m. Sr.Premila A.C. and Sr.M.Agila A.C. visited the families and people came requesting for prayers and for Councilling.
On 25 the May 2014, Sr.M.Arpana A.C. took charge of the community as Sr.Premila was transferred. Sr.M.Thainees joined the community as Sr.Agila also was transferred. She was working as part time nurse at Child Jesus Hospital. The neighbours were so helpful and supported in all our needs. To mention there was an old couple named Mr.Lourdu samy aged 95 and his wife Regina, Mr.Rosario. Mr.Victor Arulsamy and Mr.Joseph.
As days went on the parish priest Fr.Berchmans OCD. Was not happy with us and he did not want us to do anything in the parish.He did not allow us to do family visits. He said that people are there to teach catechism and for other activities. Number of times our Provincial Sr.Ancilla came to Trichy to settle the problems but it was of no use. We decided to shift the community where we have our own land at Nagamangalam. Rev.Fr.Devaraj Parish Priest of Divine Mercy Church came to our aid. He got a house close to the church for rent and he helped to get two posts at Good Samaritan School, Nagamangalam.
It was on24th May 2015; Sr.Jayamary A.C. took charge of the community as Sr.M.Arpana was transferred. Sr.Pauline Marie and Sr.Monica Mary joined the community as members. Rev.Fr. Devaraj offered Mass in this little house as Sr.Jayamary was newly appointed. Sr.Pauline Marie (science) and Sr.MonicaMary (English ) were teaching Std.X th students. Rev.Fr.Davidraj became the parish priest as Rev.Fr.Devaraj was transferred. We were asked to take up two sub stations named Kilapannai and Sunaimalai. We visit their houses and go there for mass on Mondays and for other functions. To commemorate the year of Mercy we visited the sick, the elderly in our neighbourhood. We also visited the terminally ill patients of our sisters’ relatives. We are fully involved in the parish activities. We go to Anbiams on Sundays, visiting families and preparing for the Liturgy etc. We take care of the students in the locality and have evening study from 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.everyday after which we make them pray the Rosary and help them to grow spiritually.
Sr.Pauline Marie had a fall and she went to Calicut for a treatment. Her both knees had to be operated and she was in Provincial House. She left in November. Her legs were operated and she is able to walk well. Sr.Mary Rani A.C. came here after her final vows and she substituted Sr.Pauline Marie in the school. The sisters took special classes for students and they got cent percent result for std Xth. We had contract for one year and so Sr.Monicamary was transferred. Sr.M.ThaineesA.C. and M.Agila A.C joined the community as members. In March Sr.Theresis Peter A.C. joined us to do her P.HD. in English at St.Joseph’s College, Trichy. Sr.Agnes Mahua A.C. from Eastern province came to Trichy to do her studies in M.A. Bharatha Natium at Kalai Kaveri. She stays in the hostel. She comes for holidays and whenever she needs help. We render our support and take care of her.
Sr.Thainees took the scooty to learn and she fell down, fractured her ankle, operated and now she is fully well. She has joined as a full time Nurse at Child Jesus Hospital, Trichy. We have given an agreement that she will work there at least for two years, timings- from8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sr.M.Agila A.C. went for Tertianship. In May 2017 Srs.Maria Rajeena A.C. and Theresia Peter A.C.joined the community as members.
We had Provincial Superior’s visitation on 18th August 2015. We were strengthened by her visit. We also had our Superior Gereral’s visitation from 22nd June 2017 to 24th June. Sr,Pavitha A.C. Our Bursur General accompanied her. Sr.Susheela Our Superior General told us that the Generalate will see to the building of the Delegation House. We were overjoyed as we were praying to Mother Veronica for this project. We are grateful to our Superior General. We joined with sisters at Nanakudy and went to Velankkanni on pilgrimage along with our Superior General Sr.Susheela and Sr.Pavitha.
On August 15th 2015 was a special day for Tamil Nadu as there was an Installation of Delegation Superior for Tamil Nadu. Our Provincial Superior Sr.Ancilla A.C. took immense trouble to create this Delegation. Sisters from Tamil Nadu are grateful to her. All the superiors of Southern Province wished Sr.Jayamary A.C.as she is appointed as Delegation Superior. There was a special function and Srs.Ancilla,Rosy Joseph, Jovita and Fr.Mathew felicitated her. This Delegation was on experimental basis for one year. Many sisters from Tamil Nadu came to Tambaram to felicitate Sr. Jayamary A.C. We had solemn mass and felicitation function on 17th September 2015. On 9th September the Superior General and Council have approved of forming a Delegation in Tamil Nadu for the period 16 August to 16 August 2019. The communities in Tamil Nadu in the Dioceses of Chingleput, Vellore, Trichy, Coimbatore, and Sivagangai into a Delegation under the leadership of Sister Jayamary as the Delegation Superior and Sisters Sujaya, Maria Deera and Maria Celia as Delegation Councillors.
We had Delegation Animation Programme 0n 4th March 2017. Sr.Susheela our Superior General motivated the sisters of Tamil Nadu on the Theme- A Passionate A.C. for Christ’s Mission in Tamil Nadu. We had SWOT analysis on Delegation Sr.Ancilla our Provincial Superior also animated the sessions. It was vey enriching.
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