THE SILVER BELLS RINGS…(1994-2019)
Today as I glance at our Beata Maria Helena Region –Mozambique my heart overwhelms with delight and gratitude for the abundant blessing bestowed on our region. It was on July 1994, the second arrival of the three pioneer sisters ; Sr. Teresita Riedel from Argentina, Sr. Marta Maria de Mello from Brazil and Sr. Alice Lafuente from Philippines to the district of Monapo, Mozambique. The seed has sown before 25 years , gave much fruit. On 18th August, the whole region was assembled in St. Paul the Apostle parish Monapo to celebrate a Thanksgiving Holy Eucharist. The solemn mass was presided by Fr. Johnson Furtado ,the superior of the SVD in Mozambique. The presence of Sr.Margaret Leslie Hansen , the General councilor made us to feel in communion with entire Congregation. The Holy mass was well arranged and animated by the faithful, the solemn singing , drum beating and dances were added more color and beauty to the celebration. As a token of our service, the parish presented a ‘capulana’ which symbolizes the protection and connectedness as a custom. And it was our pleasure to distribute to each one a medal and souvenir. At the twilight we had a short prayer and a video on our mission in Mozambique followed by a festive dinner. We had the honor of having many missionaries and collaborators from the diocese of Nacala. The evening was very attractive with variety of dances and fun. And we sing in one voice My Soul magnifies the Lord and my Spirit rejoices in God my Saviour….Thank you, Muchas gracias, obrigada !!!