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SABS novices pledge to serve humanity

(L) Sisters pronouncing religious vows before the faithful at Holy Cross Church. (R) Rt. Rev. Bishop Michael Akasius Toppo, DD Bishop of Tezpur examining the novices for their first profession on Saturday. (NP)
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR SEP 25 (NPN):
Published on 26 Sep. 2010 12:07 AM IST
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Eleven novices from the congregation of Sisters of the Adoration of Blessed Sacrament (SABS) pledged to dedicate themselves to the service of God and humanity.
The 11 sisters, Tesley Yusula, Blandina Bosela, Jyothi Maria Minj, Lucy Elang, Anuba Hembrom, Lily Rabha, Elizabeth, Fatima Barla, Sneha Rose Rabha and Alice Nemang including Pricilla Kichu, the first from Ao catholic community to be professed and vested as religious nun were blessed and dedicated by Rt. Rev. Bishop Michael Akasius Toppo, DD Bishop of Tezpur who officiated the ceremony of religious vestition and first profession of SABS novices on Saturday at Holy Cross Church, Dimapur, Saturday. In his sermon, Rt. Rev. Bishop Michael Akasius Toppo expressed happiness that the sisters accepted to take up challenges in following God, responding His call.
Bringing into light the life of St. Paul who considered himself privileged to serve God. The Bishop said “people have their daily crosses and a call in every walk of life and aspect” and reminded the sisters that wherever they are sent, the Cross would be there and urged them to face these crosses to emerge victorious.
The Bishop also expressed hope that the prayers and blessings of the parents and faithful would keep the sisters ever faithful to the promises they made.
Five of the newly professed sisters hail from Nagaland belonging to the tribes of Ao, Konyak, Phom and Yimchunger. The rest of them hails from Assam, belonging to the tribes of Rabha and adivasi.
It may be mentioned that Rev. Sr. Rose Kate the Mother General of SABS that was founded by Bishop Thomas Kurialacherry, the Bishop of Changanassery in 1908 in Kerala. The programme was attended by SABS Superior general, sister Rose Kate and general councilor, provincial, Vicar general, Carlus Neisalhou, diocese of Kohima and Diphu vicar general, sisters from different congregation and more than 65 priests from Nagaland, Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh, parents and well wishers of the sisters.

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