by BIS Correspondent
NASHIK, MAY 27, 2017: The old adage, 'A brother or a sister consecrated to God is the greatest gift to a family', came true on May 24, as the families of eight Salesian sisters and five Salesian clerics joyfully witnessed their daughters and sons taking their first vows in the Salesian family of Don Bosco at Don Bosco Parish in Nashik.
Sisters Minal Bhosale FMA, Lavita Braganza FMA, Veronica Fernandes FMA, Shilpa Gonsalves FMA, Smita Gonsalves FMA, Priti Kemu FMA, Sanjina Moteghar FMA, Breenel Sambrea FMA and Clerics Brian Crasta SDB, Neil Fernandes SDB, Ambrose Monteiro SDB, Steve Rodrigues SDB and Bless Rumao SDB took their vows at a Eucharistic celebration presided over by Father Godfrey D'Souza, Provincial of the Salesian province of Mumbai.
The novices of the Salesian Sisters too professed in the presence of their Provincial Superior, Sister Rita Dora Thomas, to live a life that's poor, chaste and obedient to the will of the Society. Zeal and love for Jesus- who had attracted their hearts, was visible in the enthusiasm and the animation of the liturgy by the newly professed.
Father D'Souza in his homily said, "Blessed are these 'daring young souls' who are witnesses to the truth that commitment to God is still vibrant." He further remarked about this sacrifice made that God is never outdone in his generosity.
Following holy Mass, there was a string of melodies and symphonies that filled the air as all celebrated in a felicitation ceremony at STI, the novitiate for the Salesians. It left everyone who witnessed the event with a thought, 'How committed am I to making meaning of my life?'