Arrival of the New Novice Mistress at Noviciado Internaciónal


It is with so much gladness and joy that the Noviciado Internaciónal welcomed the new Novice Mistress, Sister Altagracia González who arrived in Cordoba, Argentina last September 6, 2017.

It was in the circular letter no. 88 of Mother General that the new novice mistress of the novices was announced. The sisters had been preparing for her arrival at the Noviciado Internaciónal. It is such a meaningful experience for them to be open and to accept someone who will be their companion in their life as formandees. Sister Marlene Serrano, the new Provincial Superior of America-Andina was also at the Noviciado Internaciónal to welcome the new novice mistress.
A Mass was celebrated by Fr. Marcelo Amaro S.J. and after the mass, a simple lunch followed. There was a sharing of life for both the Sisters in the Noviciado and Sr. Altagracia particularly about the life she left behind from previous assignment. In the afternoon, during Vespers, a simple prayer was offered to formally welcome her in the community. Meanwhile, the 2nd year novices, though they were not around as they are having their apostolic experience in other communities, are united in spirit with sister Altagracia to welcome her in the novitiate house.
We thank the Lord for Sr. Altagracia and for her availability to accept this assignment knowing that it´s a mission with much challenge. We pray for her that she may be a joyful companion to the novices and we pray for the graces that she needs as she starts her office to help mold the young sisters to become authentic Hijas de Jesus. We also thank the service of Sister Sonia Maria Soares da Rocha who offered her best to help the young sisters in their formation in the novitiate for 12 years. We also pray for her in her new assignment and that she may continue to be the presence of God and radiate it to the people that she will encounter wherever she may be.