The concluding day of the provincial chapter dawned with an expectant note in the hope of a happy completion. The day was begun with the intercession of Mary Help of Christians and the morning prayer took us back to Valdocco and Mornese – Prophetic sources.
The Holy Mass of the commemoration of Mary Help of Christians was solemnized by Fr. Doss Kenndy SDB, Vice Provincial of Trichy Province in his sermon shared about the importance of interiorization in religious life and drew a significant comparison of FMA GC XXIII and GC —- of the Salesians. He focused on three points: First – communities rooted in Jesus which is a basic call to acknowledge the primacy of God in one’s life and our communities should be centered on God. Second – Valdocco and Mornese : A home where one experiences family. The family is where one experiences fraternity and it is a place where love and joy is experienced. He pointed out that the Rector Major and Mother General are emphasizing the same idea. Third – the community is a mission experience where we are called to be servants of the young. He concluded by saying that our founders were prophets who lived the present, interpreted the present, aware of the injustice and warned the people that they shouldn’t continue the present. He acclaimed that our pope, Rector Major and Mary Mazzarello are prophets of a New Future.
At 9.00 a.m. the chapter members gathered in front of the Eucharistic Lord to seek his inspiration and guidance for the election of the delegates and substitutes for the General chapter XXIII.
The chapter members assembled for the election at 9.45 a.m. Sr. Yettukuri Alphonsa Maria and Sr.Kanickairaj Tamizharasi were elected as delegates to GCXXIII and Sr. Susai Josephine Rani and Sr. Stanislaus Mary Dora were elected as Substitutes.
The General Assembly gathered after a short break to vote for Guidelines 2 which was followed by discussions on the proposals to be implemented in the province. At 3 p.m the chapter members came together to continue the discussions on deliberations to General chapter XXIII After the successful completions of the day’s events Sr.Provincial thanked Sr.Yetukuri Alphonsa Maria the Moderator, Councillors, former Provincials, Team members, Core Group members, Commission Members, Chapter Members, Sisters of Fatima convent and the Postulants.
The sisters also in turn expressed their gratitude with novelty to Sr. Soosai Magnificat Provincial, Sr.Yettukuri Alphonsa Maria, Moderator and others. Sr. Susai Raj Mary Shiela and Sr. Anthonisamy Rosy coordinated the events of the day.
The chapter members gathered in the chapel for the concluding ceremony of the Provincial Chapter 2013. During the meaningful service a symbolic home was formed, in which sister Soosai Magnificat placed a lamp. The Moderator handed over the final approved text and deliberations of the provincial chapter to Sr.Provincial. The sisters received the light from the provincial and took a pledge. Sr.Provincial in her concluding message asked the sisters to build a home for the sisters and young people by following the deliberations of the chapter and declared the Provincial Chapter 2013 closed.