Mangaluru: 22 Ursuline Franciscan Sisters profess vows

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Mangaluru, Apr 26: It was a special day in the life of 22 Sisters of Ursuline Franciscan Sisters as they professed three vows namely chastity, poverty and obedience in the presence of Sr Doreen D’Souza, Superior General during the solemn Eucharistic celebration at St Vincent De Ferrer Church, Valencia recently.

The Mass was officiated by Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza, the Bishop of Mangalore and was concelebrated by about 65 Priests and was witnessed by a large number of Sisters, Parents and relatives of the Sisters and well wishers.

These Sisters were felicitated after the Mass. Sr Doreen D’Souza in her felicitation message asked the Sisters to see the face of Christ in the deprived sections of the society, to stand by the Christian values with no compromise whatsoever and to hold on
to Christ to live their consecrated life for the mission of the Church.

This year 35 Ursuline Franciscan Sisters are making their Perpetual Profession in four places - 22 Sisters in Mangaluru, 9 in Mysuru, 3 in Lucknow and 1 in Nagaland.


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  • ambrose D'Souza S.J., Vijayapura

    Mon, Apr 27 2015

    Dear Sr Doreen, Thanks for the invitation for this FINAL VOWS Day. I prayed for all the newly professed Sisters.

    Thank you for taking pains to TRAIN these your Young sisters to be the chosen ministers in the VINEYARD of the Lord.

    CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU SISTERS for Saying an unconditional YES to the Master's CALL to be bearers of the Good News of the Lord to the WORLD. God Bless you!

    Fr Ambrose D'Souza S.J.

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  • Blandina Fernandes, Bangalore

    Mon, Apr 27 2015

    CONGRATULATIONS dear sisters. Hearty congratulations to my cousin Sr Reshma Rodrigues.God bless you all.

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  • Alban D Souza, Udyavara/Bajjodi/Mumbai/Doha Qatar

    Mon, Apr 27 2015

    Congratulations ! All dear Sisters. You accepted God's call to serve in His kingdom for the greater glory of God to spread the good news among the poor and to work for them. May God bless you and give you peace, happiness good health and long life to work in God's Kingdom. Wish you all the best for the future.

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  • Sr Roshni & Sisters ufs, Germany&Italy

    Mon, Apr 27 2015

    Dear Sisters
    Congratulations.May God bless you in your life and mission.we are happy &proud of you.

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  • Fr. J. B. Sequeira, Capuchin, Venafro, Italy

    Mon, Apr 27 2015

    Congratulations dear Sisters. I join to share the joy of Ursuline Franciscan Sisters for these 35 young professed sisters this year in their religious Congregation. May their good service for the Lord bear much fruit.

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  • Dr. Cajetan Coelho, Goa, India

    Sun, Apr 26 2015

    Hearty congratulations. God bless.

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  •, bendur

    Sun, Apr 26 2015

    congratulations sisters

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  • Bunifred Pinto, Kulshekar, Ohio, USA

    Sun, Apr 26 2015

    I pray that Mother Mary guide and bless you in this religious life of yours. May God grant His peace in your heart and soul as you serve the poor and hungry people in your community.

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  • rachel, KUWAIT

    Sun, Apr 26 2015

    Congratulations to all the sisters. happy to see you

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  • Max and Jessie Rasquinha, Mangalore, Houston/Dallas, Texas

    Sun, Apr 26 2015

    What a beautiful feeling to witness 22 Ursuline Franciscan Sisters professing their vows in the company of Sr. Doreen and the rest of the congregation. It is also a pride to note that total 35 Ursuline nuns will make their Perpetual Vows. These 35 Nuns will be a true blessing for our Community, and we offer our prayers for their success and glory.

    Ursuline Nuns have been dear to us from our childhood because they are headquartered not too far from our humble home at Jeppoo. I remember distinctly, atleast on two separate occasions, I have attended the Xmas midnight mass at the Ursuline Convent as an Altar Server. The Nuns used to make their own cakes and Xmas sweets in those days, and we as Altar Servers were the recipients of the generous plate of "Kooswaar" from the nuns.

    We have also visited the Home for the Aged run by the Ursuline Nuns at Rosario. Very impressive place for the elderly. The Ursuline Nuns deserve our grateful thanks.

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  • gm, mlur

    Sun, Apr 26 2015

    Congratulation Sisters, God Bless you all...

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  • Alex, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 26 2015

    It is such a blessing to give the life to the service of others, which is indeed gives so much happiness, that money and goodies wont give.

    The other day there was a news in BBC that the the vocation for nuns increased 300% in the last 5 years, in UK.
    One of the nun really remarked, why she chose this vacation, that it gives pure delight as she doesnt have to think what she has to do for the future nor plan it.

    How marvelous was her response. As this materialistic world gets into more and more problems, it is indeed something to ponder about.

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  • Wilfred, Bajpe

    Sun, Apr 26 2015

    Congratulations to All Sister on this Precious Day. All the best

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  • Thomas Cutinho, Dubai

    Sun, Apr 26 2015

    Congratulations and all the best for all of them. May GOD bless you all and be there to guide, protect, guard you all in your future endeavour since HE has chosen especially to you to dedicate your life for the society by sacrificing worldly pleasure.

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  • Lawrence, Mangalore/ Abu Dhabi

    Sun, Apr 26 2015

    The Master has called you to a greater holiness and service. God walks with you every step of the way. Your fidelity to the vowed life is a sacrament of God's love. Grace, peace and joy be with you always.. Prayers and best wishes dear sisters in Christ!

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