Visiting the Canossian sisters in Melaka

A group of Catholics from Kuala Lumpur visited the Sacred Heart Canossian Convent in Jalan Parameswara.

Jan 12, 2018

By Bernard Anthony
A group of Catholics from Kuala Lumpur visited the Sacred Heart Canossian Convent in Jalan Parameswara.

On hand to welcome the visitors were Sr Retta Savariannam, FDCC and Sr Theresa, FDCC. The group was briefed on the history and activities of the Canossian Sisters in Malaysia. There are presently 32 Canossian Sisters in Malaysia. Seven are based at the Sacred Heart Cannosian Convent, a three storey building in Bandaraya Melaka.

The visitors from Kuala Lumpur held a Prayer Session in the Chapel of the Sacred Heart. Prayers were focused on vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

Sr Retta, the local leader, gave a short introduction about the Sisters whose ages range from 54 to 74 years-old. She showed a ten minute video about the Canossian Sisters and their mission. The Sisters still run the Tadika Sacred Heart, adjacent to their convent, besides doing mission and charity works.

The leader of the group told the Sisters that their visit was primarily to create awareness among the faithful, to pray and cultivate more vocations to the Religious Orders, beside Priesthood. “We need to constantly pray for the Sisters in their mission and to cultivate and promote vocations in our homes and parishes,” he said.

“We want to show the Sisters, that we care and have them in our hearts. We also appreciate the sacrifices they have made, especially in education and works of mercy.”

Sr Retta was happy with the visit and prayed with them. They also met Sr Mary Tey, FDCC.

On Level three of the convent, is the Canossian Heritage Gallery. The gallery contains historic articles and items related to the Canossian Religious Congregation, which was founded in 1905 in Melaka.

It was a great experience for the visitors to know more about the history and mission of the Canossian Religious Congregation in the country.

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