The Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus rejoice in God for the gift of the three new sisters, Bekelech Bassa, Meseret Nagamo and Shiaye Esayas, who pronounced their vows on May 19, 2018, in Dubbo, Ethiopia.
Father Samuel, a Salesian priest and friend, who presided at the celebration, spoke deeply about the missionary life highlighting that making vows is for mission. “Go out and follow Jesus as a unique model.”
The parents and relatives of the three new sisters came to celebrate with them as well as the Missionary Sisters, MSC candidates, aspirants, the parish priests of the new MSCs, our Capuchine brothers and many collaborators of our mission in Dubbo. After ceremony we had a wonderful lunch, with song, dance and joy. The MSCs entrust these three sisters into God’s hands and rely on the protection of Saint Frances Cabrini. May the Beloved Jesus bless them, give them strength and wisdom, Cabrinian humility and simplicity to serve Jesus through the poor, as well as to the whole Institute of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. May we continue to support these new sisters so that they can announce, with joy, God’s love all over the world, wherever they are sent especially among the poorest people.
All three of the new MSCs were missioned to Swaziland at the end of their profession of vows.
In this special feast of the Ascension, in the Ethiopian Calendar, the Missionary Sisters of Sacred Heart thank the Lord for the gift of the Cabrinian consecrated life in the Church and trust as the loving Mother Cabrini trusted: “I can do all things in He who strengthens me” and ‘All for the great honor and glory of the Sacred Heart of Jesus”.