Perpetual Religious Profession of 99 Sisters at FCC Generalate on 14th May 2015
During this 'Year of the Consecrated Life' 99 sisters of the Franciscan Clarist Congregation made their Perpetual Commitment on 14th May 2015 at Portiuncula, FCC Generalate. Mar Lawrence Mukkuzhy, Bishop of Belthangady, Mar Raphael Thattil, Auxiliary Bishop of Thrissur, Mar Thomas Chakiath, Bishop Emeritus of Ernakulam-Angamaly, Rev. Fr. Raphie Paliekara OFM Cap., Minister Provincial of St. Thomas Province, Aluva and Rev. Fr. Raphael Porathur OFM Cap., the Provincial Secretary con-celebrated the Holy Liturgy and officiated the ceremony. The Main celebrant Bishop Lawrence Mukkuzhy enlightened and enriched the sisters with inspiring messages and apostolic blessings. Rev. Mother Sinclare, the Superior General received their vows and offered before the Lord and prayed over the sisters. The benign presence of Rev. Fr. Joseph Kallarackal, Vicar St. Sebastian's Church Asokapuram, Reverend Priests and religious relatives of the sisters and the neighbouring communities, the Provincial and Regional Superiors and representatives from the Provinces increased the joy of the day.