Bishop welcomes Luzern sisters of St. Ann to Nagaland
Dimapur, Jan 30: Bishop of Kohima, Rev. Dr. James Thoppil, has warmly welcomed the congregation of the Sisters of Ann of Luzern to Nagaland. Three sisters namely Sr. Suma, Sr. Jeena and Sr. Caroline, arrived at Niuland a week ago with their provincial Sr. Daisy and on January 29.
The bishop, during the Holy Eucharistic celebration, welcomed them and thanked them for coming to Nagaland to share the mission of the church.
‘Their charism is “Live to reveal the merciful love of God” and their motto is, “For the love of God, for the love of Jesus” which is the driving force in all that they undertake,’ the Bishop said.
It may be mentioned here that the Sisters of St Ann serve in various ways in different countries, giving attention to the medical, educational, social and evangelical needs of the people. The Bishop also blessed and inaugurated renovated church at Nuiland.
Speaking on the occasion, the Bishop said that the real church, that is every Christians, is built up daily by the values proclaimed by Jesus in the beatitudes. He said the beatitudes that Jesus gave to his disciples are the foundation on which the Christians must build their life.
Quoting the Bible ‘Man does not live on bread alone and if one gains the whole world and looses one’s soul, what profit does one have,’ he urged community to live in faith, grow in love and experience God’s kingdom here on earth.
Rev. Fr. S. Devaraj, parish priest, welcomed Rev. Dr. James Thoppil, Bishop of Kohima, father, sisters, people of God for the celebration. During the short felicitation programme, the community welcomed Sisters in the traditional way.