Tinsukia, (Kaini Martha) – A group of 22 class twelve girls, from Northeast, who had a live-in experience at Auxilium, from May 10 –July 13, 2014, under the leadership of Sr. Kaini Martha and the community are all set to begin the aspirantate at Maligaon, on 18 July.
“Young friends, your stay here is an important phase of your formation. The package specially designed is to help you to discern your vocation,” said superior of the community Sr. Kaini at the inaugural of the ‘Come and See’ program.
‘Come and See’ program is an annual feature of the two months live-in experience for young girls at Tinsukia to recruit candidates for the Salesian Sisters of Guwahati Province. It is organized for girls who are awaiting class 12 results and desiring to join the Order.
“The candidates are the biggest resource of the province”, said Sr. Kathleen Taylor, Visiting Councilor from Rome, to the Superiors at the concluding gathering of her canonical visit to the Province, May 27.
At the two months experience, besides input sessions in Catechism, lives of Don Bosco and Mother Mazzarello, Bible, English Fluency and Relationship skills, there were co-curricular activities like music, computer, embroidery, debate, quiz, singing, dancing etc, which kept the girls enthusiastic and motivated. This year, two girls dropped out as they did not feel comfortable to go ahead.
Resource persons for the program included Sr. Pasqualina Susngi, Sr. Scolastica Kerketta, Sr. Jemella Joseph, Sr. Eliza Minj, Sr. Veronica Duithuiliu, Sr. Grace Pemmila, Sr. Kaini and Fr. Theotimus Lakra, sdb, Director, Don Bosco Youth Services, Dimapur. Sr. Grace of Auxilium, Itanagar did the yeoman job, animating and accompanying the girls all 24 hours of the day.
The girls expressed their joy for the rich experience and for inspiring them to discern their vocation during the orientation program.