Sad Demise of Sr. Roseline Kanjirathinkel PHJC
Our beloved Sr. Roseline Kanjirathinkel, PHJC reached her eternal abode leaving
in our hearts an irreplaceable vacuum. She was diagnosed with the last stage of
breast cancer in August 2019. Thereafter, she underwent medication and treatment
and was under the loving care of our sisters here in Seva Nilaya. Even in her days
of sickness she was joyful, calm, hopeful and very cooperative and grateful to the
sisters who cared for her. Her health started deteriorating in the last month. On the
19 th October she became very ill and was taken to St. John’s Medical College for
treatment. She breathed her last on 22 nd October at 1.00 am.
Sr. Roseline was born at Pasukkadave, Calicut Dt, Kerala on 27. 02.1959. She is
the fourth child among the 11 children of Mr. K.J Chako and the late Mrs.
Rosamma. On 29.08.1978 she joined the aspirancy of the Congregation of PHJC,
in Seva Nilaya, Bangalore. On 15.08.1983 Sr. Roseline pronounced her first
Profession and on 06.12.1988 she made her final commitment in Seva Nilaya
Bangalore. She was trained as a kindergarten teacher during her initial formation.
She had a true passion for her profession as a kindergarten teacher and was well
known for her loving, patient, kind and understanding ways with all the students
who were in her classroom. She also was a true missionary who loved people.
Family visits meant a great deal to her and she always graciously welcomed
anyone who called on her. We will not forget her smile which radiated peace.
Her Requiem Mass and funeral service took place on 22 nd October between 1.00 to
3.30 pm keeping in mind the Covid-19 protocol.
In her eulogy Sr. Flora PHJC expressed her deep sympathy to family members and
the Poor Handmaid family who mourn her death, very specially Sr. Preethi PHJC,
her younger sisters who belongs to St. Joseph Province, Dhar, Madhya Pradesh.
We thank God for the love and light, for the truth and the warmth and devotion that
went out from Sister Roseline and touched us all so deeply. We honour her best by
striving in our lives to manifest to others the virtues that she lived so gently and
lovingly. May Sr. Roseline’s soul rest in peace.