Dr. Abdul Kalam says, “The dream is not that you see in sleep, dream is which does not let you sleep”. Yes dear friends, we had a dream and a great desire to make our centre more spacious, more attractive and a place of light and warmth. And this dream didn’t let us sleep until it is accomplished. And today our hearts are full of gratitude to God for all the blessings He has bestowed on us to make this dream a reality.
On 29th September 2013 at 5p.m we had the blessing of our renovated centre by Most Rev. Archbishop Abraham Viruthakulangara. The ceremony began with the welcoming of the bishop with an aarathi after which Sr. Elsa welcomed the gathering with the words of our Founder Bl. James Alberione saying, our Centres must be centres of light and grace to enlighten and animate people. It is also a Holy place where the proclamation of the Word is done through various means. Our pre-postulants welcomed the gathering with a melodious welcome song.
Sr. Matilda D’Souza the M.C of the day made the people aware of the choice we had to make 28 years ago when we were invited by the two bishops i.e Bishop Valerian of Pune and bishop Leobard of Nagpur. We made a choice of leaving behind the 50,000 Catholics and opted to serve the people of Nagpur. It had been indeed a struggle and a journey of faith to bring up to this stage. After the brief introduction we had the lighting of the lamp followed by enthroning and honouring the Word of God.
Bishop in his short message appreciated the mission of the Daughters of St. Paul, and thanked the sisters for their dedicated service to the diocese. We thank Sr. Ancy for her message and the team for all the moral and financial support extended to us. We are very grateful Sr.Matilda for all the help and valuable suggestions given to us. At the end of the programme Sr. Nancy proposed the vote of thanks and introduced the membership card. As a take away gift all were offered a copy of the Hindi N.T. and light refreshment was served. We also offered special discount on books and Bibles on this auspicious day. All were very appreciative of the new set up. Once again we are very grateful to Fr. Luciano and some of the communities for providing us financial help. We are indeed indebted to all of you.
Sr. Nancy D’Souza, Nagpur