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.