Gathering of Vedruna Friends
On 26th August 2021 the book was released by our Provincial Rev. Sr. Rani Painumkal at Snehadhara Vidyanagar. It was at this juncture that I was inspired to start a lay Vedruna group in Vidyanagar. When I shared my desire with Sr. Rani, she was happy with it and encouraged me.
I soon put myself to work by contacting some friends and inviting them to be part of the Vedruna friends group. I was delighted to find that out of the 35 to whom I sent out the invitation, 28 sent me a positive reply.
The meeting was organized for the 10th October at 4.30 P.M. and 22 friends were present. The programmme started with prayer, the Word of God and an intercessory prayer. Since this was our first meeting, we spent some time in introducing ourselves to one another. Sr. Martha explained the purpose and the meaning of this meeting and what inspired her to begin this group.
Sr. Anandi presented in brief the life of St. Joaquina. She expressed that this group is like an Extension Wire who will continue the good works of the congregation. They were happy to know about the challenging life of St. Joaquina, admiring her perseverance in prayer and trust in God.
All of them expressed their keen interest in remaining connected to the Vedruna family and become part of our Charism and mission.