Monday, 17 May 2010

Two Sisters from FMSL India come to England

On Tuesday evening, 11th May, after a very long flight via Dubai, Elizabeth and Promodini, two of our Sisters from St. Francis Community, Mysore, arrived at Gatwick, even as the looming volcanic ash cloud threatened to disrupt flights into the UK. They were met by Sr. Clare Bowers, who took them to St. Joseph's, Littlehampton. On Wednesday evening they gathered with the Community for refreshments and entertained them with Indian singing and dancing.

On Thursday morning, Sr. Clare Bernadette came from Canterbury to collect them and after lunch, they departed for Monte Bre, where Srs. Elizabeth and Promodini will be based until the end of June. After welcome, tea and Evening Prayer with the Community, our visitors went to meet the Communities at the Franciscan International Study Centre. There, they sampled international cookery at a special 'Pot Luck' Supper.

Next day, they went to Hollington with Sr. Clare and Innocentia to meet the Poor Clare Community and hear about St. Clare from Sr. Frances Teresa OSC.

From left: Innocentia, Sr. Frances Teresa OSC, Sr. Promodini, Sr. Elizabeth.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Innocentia Welcomed Into Postulancy

On 2nd May, Innocentia was welcomed into FMSL Postulancy during Evening Prayer in St. Joseph's Convent Littlehampton. She is pictured here with Mother General Sr. Anastasia on her left and, to her right, Sr. Clare Bernadette, representing the Formation Team in Canterbury. After Evening Prayer and tea with the Community in St. Joseph's, Innocentia departed with Sr. Clare for Canterbury, where she will be based during her period of postulancy formation.