3 July 2021 was a memorable day in the history of Sehore Community as five of our young, vibrant Sisters made their Perpetual Profession on this day at Sehore Chapel, amidst the onslaught of a Covid-19 second wave looming large in the country.
Availing of the professional expertise of the CMI Fathers made it possible for us to do the live streaming of the entire ceremony so that the Presentation Family and well wishers across the globe and the near and dear ones of Sisters Jayasri Vedanayagam, Maria Stephy Arockiasamy, Anish Priya Peter, Kessy Rodrigues and Infant Deepika Dharmar could partake in the celebration within the safety and comfort of their own homes.
The local Ordinary, Most Rev Dr leo Cornelio – the Archbishop of Bhopal, was delighted to be the main celebrant for this particular group of Sisters as he had officiated their First Profession seven years ago and had seen them sent out to their respective mission places in different parts of the country. This fact made the event an extra special one and gave a personal touch to the whole celebration. Rev Fr Francis Scaria, the Parish priest and the co-celebrant of the day was also the one who guided and directed their retreat prior to their Profession. The Province Leader and the Team Member, the immediate accompanying Formators and the Novice community from Gandhi Nagar were the only off-line participants present, other than the community at Sehore.
Immediate after this soulful Eucharistic celebration we had a short felicitation of the newly professed and the cutting of the ceremonial cake, followed by the Agape meal together, which made it an unforgettable day for all.
Submitted by: Sr Phyllis, pbvm