First Profession of Vows

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic around the world, on August 15 th the foundation day of our Congregation our second year novices Anitha Crasta, and Sujatha Arulappa celebrated their first profession of vows during the Holy Mass celebrated by Fr. Rev. Fr. Naveen Saldanha OP, Provincial of The Dominicans. The vows were received by Sr. Flora PHJC, the Provincial Superior of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, St. Mary’s Province, Bangalore. The liturgy and ceremony of profession was held in the Novitiate House Chapel, Gyan Deepthi, 295 Kothanur, Daa Thimmarayappa Layout, Bangalore.

In his homily the celebrant spoke of Jesus calling insignificant people in the eyes of the world for a significant purpose. This purpose is to make a positive change in the lives of the people we live with and those we serve. For this, one has to be filled with the spirit of Jesus. He also challenged the novices to live Gospel lives which can involve hardship and risk.

Due to the pandemic it was not possible to invite PHJC Sisters from different communities, religious sisters, families or friends of the newly professed. A short felicitation and agape meal followed the holy Eucharist. We congratulate our Sisters and assure them that we pray they find joy and fulfillment in giving themselves to the service of God and His Church in the Congregation of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ.