My Dearest Sisters,
Affectionate greetings to you from Mazzarello Convent, Kodambakkam!
We have just returned after the rich experience of FMA – PCI 2017, held at Lonavla – Mumbai from 28th to 31st August 2017. There were 28 participants from all the 7 provinces of India including the provincials, delegates, National coordinators and Sr. Lucy Rose Ozhukayil, the Presiding General councillor, Rome. I bring you the affectionate wishes of all the participants. Sr. Lucy Rose enlightened us to prepare ourselves for the significant process of Triennial verification in order to evaluate the authenticity of our existence as Daughters of Mary Help of Christians in the Church and in the Society and as “Living stones in the monument of gratitude to Mary” in the Salesian family. We were also facilitated to become aware of the present socio -political scenario of our country and the urgency to respond adequately to the current needs of today launching ourselves into ever new prophetic gestures. Truly it was a unique experience of deep reflection, sharing, discernment, joyful family spirit, reciprocal enlightenment and spiritual renewal. Our loving gratitude to Rev. Sr. Lucy Rose, Sr. Ritha Dora Thomas, the Provincial of the hosting Province – Mumbai and to Sr. Rose Ezarath, the President of FMA PCI, for this wonderful experience. During this meet we also discussed at length about the Centenary Celebrations of the Presence of FMA in India and to initiate the three year preparation well ahead of time. In view of this, various committees are formed with the members from each of the Provinces. You will be receiving an exclusive information sheet about it. The minutes of the FMA – PCI will be sent to the communities and I request you to read it as a community to get a glimpse of all the information especially regarding the Triennial evaluation and to feel part of our FMA – INDIA family.