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Homes day Celebration

As the part of the celebration of the Golden Jubilee of the Congregation, the Dinasevanasabha celebrated “HOMES DAY” on 23rd July 2018 with the inmates sheltered and cared in its various charitable homes all over India.

The gracious presence of Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki, Arch Bishop of Cologne, Germany, His Excellency Most. Rev. Dr. Alex Vadakumthala, the Bishop of the Diocese of Kannur, Dr. Rodolf Bahar and his colleague Mr. Nadim K. Amman, of the Social and mission wing of the Archdiocese of Cologne Germany and added joy and grace to the day. The Dignitaries were welcomed with most cheer with the flower bouquet and the music band by our inmates of the Marian centre, special school and rehabilitation home for the mentally Challenged girls, Bakkalam.

Having visited the Museum of Mother Petra, the Cardinal with Bishop Alex Vadakumthala officiated the inauguration and blessing of the Mission Secretariat of DSS Amala Province and planted the Golden Jubilee tree.

The Holy Mass celebrated at the Ashram Chapel by His Eminence Cardinal Maria Woelki with Bishop Alex Vadakumthala and many priests. His Eminence, in his homily, recalled the life of Servant of God Mother Petra who considered prayer and work of mercy as service to God.

In the felicitation programme, His Eminence released the History Book of DSS Congregation,“Mother Petrayude Pathayil - Part II”, giving the first copy to Sr. Mariam, Ex Superior General and first batch member of the Congregation.

Mother Petra Endowment award was conferred to the students of DSS Don Bosco Speech and Hearing School, Karakundu who acquired A+ for all the subjects in SSLC and +2 board exams.

Dr. Rodolf Bahar with his colleague Mr. Nadim K. Amman inaugurated the utilization of the Golden Jubilee Memorial Endowment Fund set apart for the charitable activities by giving the aid for medical treatment to two cancer patients from one family of Mariapuram Parish.

The mementos were distributed to the charitable homes. The celebration ended with the agape and the cultural programme of the children from our different homes.

First Profession

5 of our Novices have made their religious profession on 29th June 2018 at DSS Novitiate House, Thazhathoor, Sulthan Batheri. His Excellency Most. Rev. Dr. Varghese Chakkalackal, the Bishop of the Diocese of Calicut was the main celebrant of the Ceremony.

Celebration of the 42nd Death Anniversary of Mother Petra, the Servant of God.

The DSS Congregation commemorated the 42nd anniversary of the death of Mother Petra Dinadasi, the Servant of God on 14th June 2018. His Excellency Most. Rev. Dr. Alex Vadakumthala, the Bishop of the Diocese of Kannur concelebrated the thanksgiving Holy Mass with many priests. Religious and lay faithful in large number participated in the function.

After the solemn Eucharistic celebration, Bishop offered the flower bouquet at the tomb and paid homage to the Servant of God Mother Petra Dinadasi. The community then recited the prayer for beatification.

5 of our Novices have made their religious profession on 29th June 2018 at DSS Novitiate House, Thazhathoor, Sulthan Batheri. His Excellency Most. Rev. Dr. Varghese Chakkalackal, the Bishop of the Diocese of Calicut was the main celebrant of the Ceremony..

On the occasion, Bishop released the book “Mother Petra Ormakalude Thalukalil” and the first copy was presented to Mrs. Suci Kallen, who has been working in DSS Convent right from the time of Mother Petra. DSS Anthem prepared and uploaded in youtube by Rev. Fr. Lino Puthenveetil is advertized. It will be available in the You Tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xk2aIKVbwic/ or Google search by name DSS anthem .

The members of the LAMP (Legion of the Associates of Mother Petra) animated the whole function. As the custom, rice packets were distributed and people with reverence to the Servant of God collected the oil from the lamp burning at the tomb of Mother Petra.

Sr.Shilpa DSS, then thanked the gathering. The celebration concluded with the agape.

Conferring Mother Petra Endowment Award to SSLC top students
Rehan - Pattuvam Parish Nitha Kamelis - Vellikeel Parish

Inauguration of the Golden Jubilee year of Dinasevanasabha (Servants of the Poor)

The Congregation “Dinasevanasabha” has celebrated its 50th Foundation day and the inauguration of the Golden Jubilee year on 1st June 2018 at Snehaniketan Ashram Chapel, Pattuvam. His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Alex Vadakumthala, the bishop of Kannur Diocese has officially inaugurated the Golden Jubilee by lighting the Jubilee Candle and His Excellency Most. Rev. Dr. Varghese Chakkalakal, the bishop of Calicut diocese switched on the Jubilee Logo in the presence of Sr. Daniela DSS, the Superior General of Dinasevanasabha. His Excellency Most. Rev. Dr. Alex Vadakumthala solemnized the Holy Eucharist in which His Excellency Most. Rev. Dr. Varghese Chakkalakal preached the sermon.

More than 85 priests, many religious from different Congregations, parishioners, people from near and far including the family members of the 14 sisters, who made their final Commitment participated in the celebration.

Rev. Father Karl Kemper, the Parish Priest of the St. John’s Church, Oelde, Germany, the home Parish Church of Mother Petra, the Servant of God and Foundress of Dinasevanasabha and Srs. Brigitte OSU and Beatrice OSU, Werl, Germany, from the Congregation where Mother Petra had belonged to were also present to grace the occasion.

After the Holy Mass, Rev. Father Kemper officially conveyed the sisters the Jubilee wishes and prayers of the Diocese of Muenster and the parish community. He read the message of His Excellency Most. Rev.Dr. Felix Genn:, the bishop of the diocese of Muenster and presented the gift pack consisted of the Candle stick from the diocese and the photo frame of the Parish Church at Oelde to Sr. Daniela the Superior General.

The Federal Bank donated financial aid for the solar installation at Generalate house. During the ceremony. Mr. Radhakrinshnan, the zonal head of Federal Bank handed over the cheque to Sr. Daniela, the Superior General.

In connection with the Jubilee year, the Congregation started perpetual adoration in the newly arranged Chapel in the crypt of Mother Petra situated in the underground of the Ashram Chapel. It is officially inaugurated and blessed by His Excellency Most. Rev. Dr. Alex Vadakumthala. The first batch sisters of the Congregation are privileged to be free from all other designations to spend their time in adoration in this Chapel all throughout the Jubilee year. The ceremony ended with agape.

14 Junior sisters from Kerala belongs to four Provinces have made their final commitment on 1st June 2018 at Snehanikethan Ashram Chapel, Pattuvam

Seven Junior Sisters from Nirmala Province have made their final commitment on 4th June 2018 at St. Antony’s Church Cowdally, in the diocese of Mysore, Karnataka.

10 junior sisters from Vimala Province made their final commitment on 9th June 2018 at Lourd Matha Cathedral Church, in the diocese of Kurnool, AndhraPradesh.

First Profession - 29th June 2017

8 of our Novices (Alphonsa Sebastian, Mary Roja, Nadeesha Francis, Sajeena M, Sara Padeeti, Shamily Albin, Velangini Yandhava, Vimala Tharlapalli) have made their religious profession on 29th June 2017 at DSS Novitiate House, Thazhathoor, Sulthan Batheri. His Excellency Most.Rev.Dr.Varghese Chakkalackal, the Bishop of the Diocese of Calicut was the main celebrant of the Ceremony.

Celebration of the 41st Death Anniversary of Mother Petra,the Servant of God.

The DSS Congregation commemorated the 41st anniversary of the death of Mother Petra Dinadasi, the Servant of God and inaugurated Mother Petra Museum "Smruthinilayam" on 14th June 2017. His Excellency Most. Rev. Dr. Alex Vadakumthala, the Bishop of the Diocese of Kannur was the main celebrant of the thanksgiving Holy Mass. Many Priests, Religious and lay faithful from near and far participated in the function and paid homage to the Servant of God Mother Petra Dinadasi.

Sr. Daniela, the Superior General inaugurated the Mother Petra Museum "Smruthinilayam" by cutting the Ribbon and Most Rev. Dr. Alex Vadakumthala, the Bishop of the dioceses of Kannur unveiled the plaque and blessed the Museum.

In honour of Servant of God Mother Petra, Superior General Sr. Daniela conferred "Mother Petra endowment cash award" to two SSLC top students from Pattuvam and Vellikeel parishes and one from DSS Don Bosco Speech and Hearing School, Karakundu, who acquired A+ for all the subjects. The art designer Rev. Fr. Roychen SAC, the Director of Pallotine Kalagram, Nagpur and all the artists who toiled with him for the completion of the Museum were honoured by presenting the Mementos. Sr.Vandana DSS, the Assistant Superior General thanked the gathering. The celebration concluded with the agape.

Prayer at the tomb of Mother Petra

Conferring Mother Petra Endowment Award to SSLC top students
Archana Ajith - Pattuvam Parish Sandra Xavier - Vellikeel Parish
Namishna Lakshmanan
DSS Donbosco Speech & Hearing School, Karakundu
Honoring Rev. Fr. Roychen SAC, the art designer

Inauguration & blessing of Mother Petra Museum

Final Profession - 8th December 2016

13 of our Junior sisters from 4 Provinces have made their Final profession on 8th December 2016 at Snehaniketan DSS Generalate, Pattuvam. His Excellency Most. Rev. Dr. Alex Vadakumthala, the Bishop of the Diocese of Kannur was the main celebrant of the Ceremony.

First Profession - 29th June 2016

10 of our Novices (Anitha Yerkipati, Anusha Francis, Lourd Rajeti, Rajeswari Kattula, Renuka Gunja, Jeslin Joy, Priyanka, Mary Smitha, Ruth Mary, Salomi Murmu) have made their religious profession on 29th June 2016 at DSS Novitiate House, Thazhathoor, Sulthan Batheri. His Excellency Most.Rev.Dr.Varghese Chakkalackal, the Bishop of the Diocese of Calicut was the main celebrant of the Ceremony.

40th Death Anniversary of Mother Petra, the Servant of God.

The DSS Congregation commemorated the 40th anniversary of the death of Mother Petra Dinadasi, the Servant of God and the Silver Jubilee of 12 DSS Sisters (Srs. Shalini, Savitha, Sajivini, Thyjasa, Precilla, Delphina, Limsy, Merciline, Claret, Irene, Letitia and Lourde) on 6th June 2016. His Excellency Most. Rev. Dr. Alex Vadakumthala, the Bishop of the Diocese of Kannur was the main celebrant of the thanksgiving Holy Mass. Many Priests, Religious and lay faithful from near and far participated in the function.

After the solemn Eucharistic celebration, Bishop offered the flower bouquet at the tomb and paid homage to the Servant of God Mother Petra Dinadasi. The community then recited the prayer for beatification.

Thereafter, the meeting in commemoration of the 40th death anniversary of Mother Petra started with the prayer dance by differently abled children of DSS St. Theresa special school, Pattuvam. Sr. Daniela DSS, the Superior General welcomed the dignitaries and the gathering. The dignitaries His Excellency Most. Rev. Dr. Alex Vadakumthala, Sr. Daniela, the Superior General, Rev. Fr. M.K. George, the Kerala Jesuit Provincial, Rev. Fr. Benny Manapatt, the Forane Vicar, Catechists from Pattuvam and Vellikeel Parishes and representative of the LAMP lighted the lamp on the Dias. His Excellency then delivered the inaugural address.

On this occasion, Bishop released the book "Atmasallapam" and the first copy was presented to Rev. Fr. M. K. George, S.J, Kerala Jesuit Provincial. Sr. Ancy, the Provincial of DSS Vimala Province introduced this book to the gathering. Rev. Fr. M. K. George, SJ, the Kerala Jesuit Provincial delivered key note address focusing the spirituality of Mother Petra.

The Second edition of the book Mother Petra Dinadasi written by Mr. Issac Pilathara has been released with the new Title "Servant of God Mother Petra". Rev. Fr. Benny Manapatt, the Forane Vicar, presented the first copy to Bishop Alex Vadakumthala.

In honour of Servant of God Mother Petra, Superior General Sr. Daniela conferred “Mother Petra endowment cash award” to two SSLC top students from Pattuvam and Vellikeel parishes and two +2 and two SSLC students from DSS Don Bosco Speech and Hearing School, Karakundu, who acquired A+ for all subjects. Sr.Vandana DSS, the Assistant Superior General thanked the gathering. The day’s celebration was concluded with the agape.

Jubilarians with Sr. Daniela, the Superior General &Sr. Jyothi, the in-charge of the Jubilarians.

Kshema Award (2015) for Dinasevanasabha

The Dinasevanasabha was given the prestigious award for the CARE OF THE DIFFERENTLY ABLED for the year 2015 by the Kshema Foundation Trivandrum. The award carrying a cash prize of Rs.25,001/-, a citation and a plaque, was presented by Mr. P.K. Kunhalikutty (Hon’ble minister for Industries and IT, Kerala State) to Sr. Daniela, the Superior General of Dinasevanasabha, at a function conducted at Hotel Royal Regency, Chennai, on 2015 August 13.

First Profession - 29th June 2015

12 of our Novices have made their religious profession on 29th June 2015 at DSS Novitiate House, Thazhathoor, Sulthan Batheri. Rev. Fr. Thomas Panackal, the Vicar General of the Diocese of Calicut was the main celebrant of the Ceremony.

39th Death Anniversary of Mother Petra, the Servant of God.

The DSS Congregation paid homage to the saintly memory of Servant of God Mother Petra Dinadasi, the Foundress on 5th June 2015, commemorating her 39th Death Anniversary. His Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr. Alex Vadakumthala, the Bishop of the Diocese of Kannur with many Priests offered the thanksgiving Holy Mass. The Legion of Associates of Mother Petra animated the liturgy and all other programme of the day. Many Religious and lay faithful from near and far were present for the celebration. The presence of first 6 batches members of DSS Congregation graced the occasion.

After the Eucharistic celebration, Bishop offered the flower bouquet at the tomb of Mother Petra and with the community recited the prayer for beatification.

On this occasion, Bishop released the third edition of Mother Petra’s Circular. In honour of Servant of God Mother Petra, Superior General Sr.Daniela conferred "Mother Petra endowment cash award" to two SSLC top students from Pattuvam and Vellikeel parishes. Commemorating the World Environment day, saplings were planted in the ashram compound which enabled all to cherish Mother Petra’s love for the nature. The day’s celebration was concluded with the agape meal.

Sr. Daniela DSS, the Superior General, visits His Holiness Pope Francis.

Sr. Daniela DSS, the Superior General, visits His Holiness Pope Francis on 3rd Sept. 2014 and gives the book and photo of Mother Petra Dinadasi, the Servant of God.

Nanma Palliative Care Unit

A Palliative Care Unit was started under Amala Province at Pattuvam on 10th October 2013 to give home care for the bed-ridden patients. Now around 200 bed-ridden patients and 100 other cases are being taken care off.

SNEHA NIKETHAN FOUNDLING HOME
Children’s Day Celebration &Adopted Families Get-together

Snehaniketan foundling Home conducted the Children’s Day celebration and Adopted Families Get-together on 14th November 2013. About 60 families with their children participated in the adopted families meet. The programme was inaugurated by Sri. D. Ajith Kumar, the Honourable Judge, Family Court Kannur at 11am in DSS Auditorium Pattuvam. Sr. Snehalatha DSS, the Director of Foundling Home welcomed the dignitaries. Sr.Daniela DSS the Superior General, Dinasevanasabha, Pattuvam presided over the function. Sri. T.A.Mathew, Child Welfare Committee Chairman, Kannur and Smt. Anju Mohan M., Dist. Probation Officer, Kannur delivered the felicitation. After the inaugural session Dr. Toni Joseph, one of the adopted parents, Trissur gave a class on good parenting to the adoptive parents. Sri.T.A.Mathew gave class to the Children on importance of time management and importance of learning children. Varieties of entertainments were presented by children and adopted parents. Mr. Prabakaran Nileswar, Representative of adopted parents, proposed vote of thanks