Jun 05

1st Profession 2015

First Profession of the U.M.I  Novices at Anugrah, Kalli, Lucknow

IMG_3067 The surrounding of Anugrah Novitiate at Kalli  Paschim, Lucknow was filled with joy and happiness as it witnessed the First profession of our five Novices, Jyoti Masih, Trejina . N. Marak, Leera Kumari Kerketta, Suman Mary and Reena Masih  in the congregation of the Ursulines of Mary Immaculate. They responded to the call of Jesus by receiving the religious habit and pronouncing their vows to God Almighty in a solemn ceremony at Anugrah, Novitiate on 9th April 2015.

 These five chosen gems are from the state of U. P., Assam, Orissa ad Punjab. The relatives and parents who arrived from their families witnessed these blissful moments with awe.  The spirit of the ceremony arose a spiritual awakening in the hearts of all who graced the occasion.  The main celebrant of this spiritual banquet was Rt.Rev. Gerald Mathias, Bishop of Lucknow.  Quoting Pope Francis Bishop reminded the newly professed in his homily the need to be joyful religious thanking God for the past, living the present with passion and looking forward to the future with hope.

 As the theme of the profession liturgy was ‘Consecrated to be the bearers of the Spirit’  he stressed the point that we need to be led by  the Spirit.  He further said that it is a great privilege to make their profession this year as this year is dedicated to the consecrated people. The melodious singing added solemnity to this profound occasion.  The celebration culminated with felicitation of the newly professed and a sumptuous meal.