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Young Sisters Gathering India – 2024 [Renewal in Patna]

The twenty five young vibrant sisters from the Assumption and Visitation Provinces in India and gathered together in Patna Provincial House for our grace filled-renewal 2024 for three days. From our Province we were ten of us. The sisters who participated in the renewal programme are Srs. Saritha S, Leena Joseph, Deepa, Selvi, Swarnalata, Divya Ranjini, Lourde Mary, Premalata, Triveni and Felicia.  We would like to share some highlights of our renewal experiences.

Our joy filled journey began with a day of relaxing with our mother earth. With much excitement we visited Bihar Museum. Bihar Museum showcases the rich heritage under its state of the art facility, spread over an area of 13 acres. A vast collection of historical artifacts, finest traditional, folk and contemporary art forms were also on displays which were a delight for our eyes and cherish a slice of Bihar soul.  Then we proceeded to Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park and Ecological Park where we spent quality time with our mother earth.

The following day we began our session with an inaugural address by Sr. Mary Alice, Provincial Superior of Assumption Province where sister rekindled the fire within us to be a life giving member in community. Sr. Mary Sujita, our Direcrtress recharged us with a strong, clear, witnessing spiritual life of a Sister of Notre Dame. We spend the rest of the day sharing in our profession groups how God has worked through us these past years in proclaiming Him through our life.

The following day Sr. Mary Sreeja lead us to identify and taught us the Conflict Management Styles. Sister encouraged us to find the mutuality and common ground amidst the tension. She also oriented us to deal tension with creativity and courage. We concluded the renewal journey with the spirituality of Jesus which is marked by radical freedom, radical love, and radical simplicity.

We awe much to our dear Sr. M. Chetana and Sr. M. Sujita for giving us the opportunity to interact and to continue to keep the fire in the heart in our onward journey of life. We thank all of you dear sisters very specially our own communities for their prayers and blessings.