God works wonders through different persons to bring into completion his plan. Carmel villa was in the mind of God for so many years. It took years to fulfill His design. The Carmel villa was blessed on 12.o9.2009 by Fr.Dr.Ambrose, vicar general of the Chingleputt Diocese. We were happy to have Sr.Snehalatha our Provincial Superior, and sisters from Convents.
Sr. Marian was appointed as sister in charge of the new convent together with Srs. Renita and Maria Monica. Srs. Liceria and Snehalatha our provincial superior cut the ribbon and entered the new house. The Vicar General Fr.P Ambrose blessed the whole house and then we had the solemn mass in the beautiful chapel. All the benefactors and the building contractors were facilitated. Our Parish priests old and new were thanked for the help and encouragement.
Christ king superior Sr.Deera and all the sisters were a pillar of strength in making the dream “Carmel Villa” a reality. The function went on well. That night Srs.Marian, Renita and Monica came back to Carmel Villa with their supper. They prayed their evening prayer and slept in the new house.
The furnishing of the house was not completed, therefore we waited for a few more days. Mean while we went for our retreat to Christ King. We were back to Carmel Villa on 3rd October. Christ King community prayed for all the sisters who were to come to the new convent. Sr.Monica had fever so she could not come. Sr.Sujaya who came to sign from Calicut remained with the new community. She helped in putting order in the kitchen and refectory.
All the sisters were ready to do any type of work anywhere and there was joy and peace in the house. On 19th November Blessed Sacrament was installed. It was a great consolation to all the sisters. Then onwards everyday we had Blessed Sacrament exposed in the evening. We plunged ourselves in the community living. We had Mass in the convent on Mondays and Wednesdays. OCD fathers from Valan Nagar gave Mass on every Wednesday , Fr. Martin from Nigiria came here for his Bishops treatment gave regularly Mass on Mondays. Our parish priest came to say Mass on Fridays.
The blessings of God have been poured in to our house every day and thank God for His goodness to us.
Christ King Higher Secondary School
Chennai – 600059