Apr 13

First Profession

The Ursuline Sisters of Mary Immaculate of the Sacred Heart Province, Bengaluru happily welcomed two new members to the province: Sr. Rejina Lakra and Sr. Elisha Sumburui. The First Profession was Solemnized by Rev. Fr. Anthony Swamy, The Parish Priest of Holy Ghost Church, Bengaluru, on 12th April 2021 at the Ursuline Convent, 26, Davis Road, Bengaluru.

Feb 22

One Month With The Lord

Month’s Mind Mass for Mother Giovanna Alberoni UMI

Jan 28

Adieu Dearest Mother……

Obituary of Mother Giovanna Alberoni

Tributes to our Dear Mother Giovanna

Italian nun who served India for seven decades dies

Mumbai archdiocese mourns Italian nun who founded Catholic hospital

Jan 28

7th Provincial Chapter

The seventh Provincial Chapter of the Sacred Heart Province of the Ursulines of Mary Immaculate was held at the Ursuline Convent, Kumbalgodu, Bangalore, India, from 09 to 15 January 2021. The theme “AWAKENED TO BE SOWERS OF PROPHETIC HOPE” opened a new page in the history of both the Institute and the Province.
The delegates prepared themselves for this great event with intense preparation, prayer and sacrifices. The Chapter began with the recollection after which the delegates entered the chapel for the inaugural Eucharist with lighted lamps determined to commit themselves to a life of renewal and transformation in order to be authentic UMIs.
Sr. Nikesh Mecherithakadiel, the Provincial Superior, formally welcomed Rev. Fr. Joseph Lobo SJ, the facilitator and 30 delegates. In her welcome address the Provincial said that the Provincial Chapter is a grace-filled moment in the annals of the Province in shaping the destiny of our communities and our Province for the next 6 years.
As the Provincial Chapter 2021 was declared open Sr. Nikesh unveiled the logo of the Chapter.
The Chapter was an invitation to rethink and recreate oneself, the communities and Province as sowers of prophetic hope. It was a moment to harmonize the hearts, minds and souls as delegates to review the past and challenge oneself for a better future as a Province and Institute.

Sep 22

Pedagogy of UMI Education

The 65th General Chapter of the Ursulines of Mary Immaculate, held in 2015, gave the mandate to have a well-articulated PEDAGOGY OF UMI EDUCATION.

In response to it, a five member committee was formed whose commitment and dedication enabled to prepare the document which defines clearly the vision and mission of Ursuline education.

The book was released at the Ursuline Provincialate, Bengaluru. on 4th September 2020, a significant day for the Ursulines as it is the Feast of the Foundress, Blessed Brigida Morello. 

Sep 22

Milestone in the Mission in Tanzania

The mission of the Ursulines extended to the soil of Africa in Tanzania, on 11th May 2001, has grown steadily for the past 20 years.

Sr. Geena Vengathanam, one of the pioneers committed herself with perseverance, hard work and sacrificing spirit for the growth of the mission. She was appointed as the First Superior of the Tanzanian Mission in August 2012, and continued motivating the sisters and coordinating the different activities of the mission until 2020.

Gratitude overwhelmed the heart of every Ursuline Sister, as she handed over the baton, to Sr. Kusum Panthalanickal, the newly appointed Superior of the Mission.

God’s abundant blessings were implored upon Sr. Kusum, as she assumed the responsibility of the Mission in Tanzania, on 15th August 2020.

 

Jun 18

Abundant Blessings …

Marvellous indeed are the ways of God. The Ursuline Sisters rejoiced, for the blessings in abundance in our mission in Tanzania as four of the sisters made their Final commitment – First ever in Tanzania, Africa.  

Congratulations Dear Sisters!

 

Jun 12

Pre-chapter Assembly 2020

Pre-chapter Assembly was an experience of togetherness, occasion for spiritual renewal and moments of rejuvenation. It was a time for search together, to assess the life and mission of the sisters in the Province, and to envision the future to live the Charism meaningfully in this present time.

Due to the prevailing situation of the Pandemic COVID-19 and the consequent situation of lockdown the pre-chapter Assembly was conducted effectively in the communities from 11th to 15th May 2020.

Assembly was a time of reflection, sharing and discerning together to be persons who are “AWAKENED TO SOW PROPHETIC HOPE” in the uncertainties and complexities of our time. The invitation is to journey from a self-centered life to a – God-centered, other-centered and mission-oriented life, so that the UMI way of life may be more meaningful.

Jun 05

First and Final Profession 2020

Radiant in Christ, Empowering Lives

We reminisce the blessings of the Lord and acknowledge with gratitude the wonderful gifts of 12 sisters who pronounced their Final Commitment on 20th May 2020. Having responded to the loving invitation of the Lord, they pledged to tread the path trodden by the Foundress, Blessed Brigida of Jesus.

It was also a day of rejoicing as six of the Novices made their First Commitment to their DIVINE MASTER. They readily and generously answered God’s call, to continue His mission.

As in the words of the Psalmist, “Look to Him, and be Radiant”, (Ps. 34:5) they determined to gaze at Christ and be deeply committed to Him. May their joyful dedication enable them to empower the lives of the people, responding daringly and creatively to the signs of the time.

Jun 05

God’s Blessings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Golden Jubilee of religious profession is truly a significant milestone, celebrating GOD’S LOVE and FIDELITY in the life of a religious. With exuberant joy and profound thanksgiving to God, the golden jubilarians of the year 2020 celebrated the great moments in their lives on 8th February 2020. Their hearts overwhelmed as they celebrated God’s call, His faithfulness, His mercy which had been the anchor of their religious life.

St. Paul writes – “God is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine” (Eph. 3:20) God has done wonderful things through the availability of each one of the jubilarians and through the zeal of their mission.

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