1st Nov. 2014 Silver Jubilee Celebrations of FCC African Mission, Vestition & First Profession of three Novices and Final Profession of two Junior Sisters in Kenya
1st Nov. 2014 Silver Jubilee Celebrations of FCC African Mission, Vestition & First Profession of three Novices and Final Profession of two Junior Sisters in Kenya Be my witnesses to the ends of the earth (Acts:1:8). The faith journey of the Franciscan Clarist Congregation from its inception has been fascinating and inspiring. 1st Nov.2014 was a remarkable day in the history of FCC when it celebrated the Silver Jubilee of the establishment of African Mission. The joy of the event was doubled with the coincidence of the Vestition and First Profession of the three Novices and Final Profession of the two Junior Sisters from the native land of Kenya. The solemn Liturgical celebrations were officiated at St. Josephs Catholic Church, Donyo Sabuk, Kenya by His Excellency Most Reverend Martin Kivuva Musonde, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Machakos being the Main celebrant and His Excellency Mar Pauly Kannookadan, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Irinjalakuda being the co-celebrant. Rev. Mother Sinclare, the Superior General of the Franciscan Clarist Congregation felicitated the Missionaries and the newly and finally professed sisters. Rev. Mother Geenral also presented the history of the Franciscan Clarist Congregation especially the missionary activities in Africa. His Excellency Mar Pauly Kannookadan officiated the releasing of the Jubilee Souvenir by presenting a copy to His Excellency Most Reverend Martin Kivuva Musonde. Sr. Ancil, the General Councillor, Sr. Rose Anitha Provincial Superior of Assisi Province Thrissur, Sr. Dhanya Bastin, the Provincial Superior of Alvernia Province Irinjalakuda and Sr. Leen Rose, the Provincial Secretary of Irinjalakuda, from India attended the whole programme and wished FCC Kenyan missionaries a very Happy Silver Jubilee. We extend our Hearty Congratulations and Best Wishes to Sr. Mello, the Co-ordinator of African Mission, Sr. Tomsy and Sr. Annie Maria, the Consultants and all the FCC sisters who render their meritorious service in Africa. We express our profound gratitude to Reverend Fathers, Sisters and Lay Faithful who witnessed the graceful event and blessed the occasion with their presence and valuable prayers.