VEDRUNA
New Vedruna Presence
05/02/2021
The preparations to plant the seed of the Vedruna Charism here began in 2019 when we saw a plot of land and purchased it with the dream of having our foundation here and reaching out to the people through our three fold mission of education, health care and development of the weakest.

On the 18th of December 2020, the sisters reached Borlengri to set up the already existing and renovated small residence. It took over a month to plan, arrange and furnish the residence keeping it ready to be blessed and inaugurated on the 31st of January 2021.

Borlengri belongs to the parish of St. Alphonsa and the people were waiting for some religious community to come there and help them in their Spiritual needs as well as render service to them through our mission activities.
Bishop Paul Mattekatt, the Bishop of the diocese of Diphu, who played a very important role in fulfilling our desire of having our presence in Borlengri presided over the Eucharistic celebration.

Sr. Rani George, Provincial of the Vedruna sisters, cut the ribbon and opened the doors of the residence of the Vedruna family in Borlengri. This door, now opened by Sr. Rani, will be a door open to all the people of this village and the parish at large. The home of the Vedruna sisters will be home to those who in need of help from the sisters.

On this auspicious day, Sr. Shital John, took the opportunity of giving the welcome address. She shared about our Congregation and its beginnings and history. She thanked in a special way Bishop Paul Matekatt for his constant support and encouragement, Fr. C.P. Mathew SDB, who was instrumental in the purchase of the land and also our Architect, the Salesian family of Dimapur who housed the sisters when they arrived and all religious Congregations of the Parish and the people of the village who were present to share with us the joy of opening this Vedruna home.
The Thanksgiving Eucharish precided over by Bishop Paul Matekatt was a moment of recalling the good deeds and generosity of so many people who played a role in the fulfilling our our dream to be in Borlengri. In his homily, the Bishop mentioned that the sisters presence means one more tabernacle for this area, open for moments of prayer for the people and the mission.

After the Eucharistic celebration, there followed a short felicitation programme performed by the children and women. Sr. Rani George, the Provincial, as a gesture of gratitude for the help and support from the side of the people and leaders of the village, felicitated them with a shawl as is the custom of the North East.

We thanked the Lord and St. Joaquina for helping us in taking our first step of the preparation of the soil, where we know and pray that the seed planted will take root, flourish and bear fruits of the Holy Spirit in and around Borlengri.
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