In 1937 medical care was offered to the people for all diseases irrespective of caste, creed and sex. Women and children were their priority. We felt the need of reaching to the un-reached and cater to the needy poor specially the women and children of rural areas. From 1985 the centre is reaching out to the rural poor in the form of medical, education and social activities.
We Share our resources with people of Varusanadu through weekly visits of the health team to Manalathukudisai. Once a week every Thursday, visit by the Medical Officer Dr. Sr. Pushpam M.B.B.B.S. – from Theni, Holy Redeemer Hospital.
It continues to have the poor and deserving as its main concern while others are treated at a reasonable cost. We serve the poor through Community Health Services. There are 48 women SHGs & 5 men SHGs,. We have a Tailoring and handicraft centre which trains 25 girls/women every six months.
The Jubiliarians had a dual Celebration. Morning prayer was on 10th, their Profession Day and the Eucharistic Celebration on 12th. During their 50 and 25 years of Discipleship, fidelity and love, they had been faithful to God through light and darkness, sickness and health, pain and happiness. Their saying “YES” to God had been tested in fire and has come out with Gold and silver colors. So we thanked God for all He has done for them in their life.
12th May 2016, Thursday began with the brightness of the Golden Sun which permeated the whole of creation around with its beams following heavy showers on the previous day. The birds as usual began the day with their beautiful melody in praising God for new life. The trees were fresh and green and the flowers were colorful.
The hearts of all the inmates of Theni community were happy and anxious of the upcoming event. The guests started arriving, the family members, friends, priests and sisters all flocked to greet the four sisters who had their celebration of the Jubilee-Silver and Gold. They were all welcomed and began to gather at the School grounds where the place was set for the Celebration of the Eucharist.
Fr. Jerry Rosario S.J. with other nine priests were the celebrants and they were welcomed with Arathi and the celebration began.
After the Gospel and Renewal of the Vows, Fr. had an interactive sharing with the Jubiliarians.
What did it mean to each one of them, these years of commitment in the Religious life.? The answer was :
“God had called me and my life was a response”.
“God has chosen me and used me as his instrument”.
“God has blessed me abundantly.”
“God has anointed me with great love”.
After that he asked them, what would they love to be in future?
“Be Grateful” …“Be gracious”,…“Be a Blessing”,…“Be Humble” were their answer.
After the mass was the wishing of the Jubiliarians. It began with the Cutting of the Cake,
and Felicitation by the Sisters,Teachers, Friends, and Family members and was concluded by a beautiful performance by the Students of Presentaion Convent Girls Hr. Sec. Sschool. People began to wish them and took part in the meal that was prepared for them.
Happiness filled the air with its fragrance of the song …. “ My soul glorifies the Lord, My Spirit Rejoices in God my savior.”
Sr. Amali Sebastian, Theni.