India: First profession of Sr. Cicilia Tirkey

on 23 Nov, 2019

Bangalore (India), 11/23/19, Sr. Mariamma Paul.- Along with the commemoration of the Feast of Presentation, the Province of India had the joy of celebrating the first profession of Sr. Cicilia Tirkey on November 21, 2019 at 11.00 am in the Provincial House chapel. “I found him whom my soul loves” (Song of Songs 3:4), were the words with which Sr. Cicilia expressed her response to God’s call and approached the altar to make her first profession.

Sister Cicilia TirkeyThe Eucharist was presided by Fr. James Kadankavil SDB and the priests of the Resurrection parish concelebrated with him. Sr. Cicilia walked with trust in the Lord at the entrance procession of the mass to offer herself to the Lord accompanied by her parents The celebration was solemn with an entrance dance and beautiful choir giving life and beauty to it. The Eucharistic celebration was followed by a traditional dance from the tribal culture of Jharkhand which escorted Sr. Cicilia, her parents and invited guests to the refectory for felicitation and a festive meal. Religious sisters and brothers from the neighborhood were among the invited guests and a few of our close friends from the parish were happy to be part of the Presentation family along with the sisters, novices and aspirants from the four communities of Bangalore.

This was a real day of gratitude to the Lord for His steadfast love and faithfulness that never fail us. Let us give praise to the Lord for all His goodness and we congratulate Sr. Cicilia for her commitment to Lord in the Congregation in love of God and our brothers and sisters in the Spirit of St. Dominic in the Charism of Marie Poussepin.

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