On 22nd August, there was a meaningful and inspiringprayer service to initiate the Candidates into the first step of our religious life. In preparation to receive the medals, we had three days of retreat conducted by Fr. Santa, OFM Cap. We were happy to have the presence of Sr. Mary Chetana for the occasion. We had the Holy Mass at 11.30 a.m. celebrated by Fr. Santa OFM. At the end of the Mass, the Priest blessed the medals and Sr. Mary Chetana handed them over to the Candidates and officially welcomed us to Notre Dame Family. We had the joy of having our neighbouring ND Communities enjoying the celebration with us. It was a memorable day for the Second Year Candidates. 2021 is a blessing for our Formation House as we welcomed nine new candidates despite the present pandemic condition. We are overjoyed to have the girls from four different states: Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Punjab and Odisha.