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8th Faith Exposure 2016

The 8th Faith Exposure program organized by Guwahati Arch Diocese was held from 18th – 23rd, January 2016 at Tamulpur parish under Arch Diocese of Guwahati. Fifteen fma postulants and seventeen Junior Sisters along with their assistants and two touring Sisters Sr. Puspala Sangma and Sr. Alma Murum participated. On 18th after the inaugural function, the participants were made into 40 groups of 12 – 13 members composed of diverse language groups and tribes. Competent persons in the field of evangelization shared their past and present experiences. Every day the participants set out in groups to different villages after the instruction from Most Rev. Emeritus Thomas Menamparambil present diocesan administrator of Jowai diocese.

The participants benefited much through this program. Besides deepening their faith, they became more aware of the demands of the church and its mission, their responsibilities towards God and humanity in the Church and learnt the expectations and concerns of the church.

Coming together facilitated to know each other, learn from each other and helped them to broaden their vision of mission. It also made them to realize the effectiveness of net-working with all, for the common mission according to one’s Charism. The input sessions given by the experienced missionaries in the mission of evangelization, encouraged and motivated the participants in the work of evangelization.

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Holiday Package

A month long programme on “Basic Computer and Leadership Training 2016”, was held at Auxilium, Maram. 25 girls hailing from different parts of Manipur and Nagaland, waiting for their HSLC and HSSLC result attended the programme. The programme was officially inaugurated on 4th April in the presence of Sr. Alluppillil Teresa, the Animator of Auxilium Convent. Sr. Teresa exhorted the girls to make the best use of the given opportunity and learn as much as they could so that these girls coming from villages are not left behind others. Different types of compitetion and activities were conducted to help them come out of their shyness and learn to face people on stage.

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Conclusion of the Canonical Visitation

The Canonical Visitation of Sr. Lucy Rose Ozhukayil, Visiting Councillor, Rome had its culmination with general assembly of Sisters in three groups. Rev. Fr. Guillermo Basanes sdb, Counsillor General for Mission who was also concluding his visitation to Province of Guwahati with Rev. Fr. V.M. Thomas, sdb, Provincial and Fr. Joseph Therangpi sdb concelebrated the thanksgiving Mass at Auxilium Provincial House on 23rd May. Fr. Basanes in his sermon exhorted the Sisters to get back to our first love and thereby become true living monument of Don Bosco’s gratitude to Mary Help of Christians, knowing that it is God who loved us first and chose us to go and bear fruit in abundance. In the afternoon all the Sisters and young people gathered around Sr. Lucy Rose to say ‘Grazie’ for the past three beautiful months of her visitation.