" I am come so that they may have life and have it to the full. " John 10:10

Sister Margaret's Visit to Ursuline Mission in Guyana.

Sister Margaret O'Brien Congregation Leader and Eve Justina Romould, Province Leader of Ranchi Province visit Guyana in February 2013.
Sisters Margaret O’Brien, Congregation Leader and Sr. Eve Justina Romould, Province Leader of Ranchi Province visit our Sisters in Guyana

With little struggle for visa, finally Sr. Eve Justina Romould, Province Leader of Ranchi Province and Sr. Margaret O’Brien, Congregation Leader reached Georgetown, the Capital of Guyana “The Land of Many Waters” on 11th February 2013. Guyana – the Amazon Adventure. Yes, we experienced the warmth of the people and rich nature there. First, we received Guyanese welcome from the Ursulines of Roman Union and then from the Jesuits of various provinces in India and UK.

The Mission areas where the Ursulines and Jesuits are engaged are Rupununi and Pakaraimas. Therefore we visited the place, Lethem, Aishalton and Karasabai.

The name Guyana is an Amerindian word, meaning Land of many waters. It is often referred to as the bridge between South America and the Caribbean, bordering Brazil to its South, Venezuela to its west, and Surinam to its east and the Atlantic Ocean on the north. Many rivers beautify this Land. We too had to cross the rivers by jeep cum truck, while going to Aishalton and Karasabai.

Many new things we experienced, such as, Benab, Meeting place of the villagers, giant Ant – hills, Rockstone fish, Hammock, Firne and variety of fruits. We praise and glorify the Lord for everything.

We had the opportunity to meet Rt. Rev. Francis Alleyne OSB, Bishop, from the Diocese of Georgetown and discuss about the Mission work there. Fr. Paul Martin SJ, regional superior of Guyana Mission was very cordial and generous with us. All the priests and people are full of praise for Ursuline Sisters there. The Lay – leadership is remarkable there. They have Parish Lay Assistants (PLA), who organizes the whole Catholic group so well. They are very generous and pour their love on Sisters.

In between all these there are social moral and economical Challenges. Ursuline Sisters are source of strength and light to them. At present Sr. Leonarda is alone in Aisolton, but of course with good villagers and three priests in the Parish. Sr. Divya and Sr. Seraphina are in Karasabai without Priests. Priests come for Eucharistic Celebration, every fortnight.

Sr. Lucy Minj, after rendering her service for seven years has come back to the Province. We are grateful to her for being the pioneer of Mission work by Ursulines there and continued the pastoral work with confidence and dedication. Congratulations Sister and welcome back Home.

Sr. Divya and Seraphina will be coming to India for home–visit in the month of May.
And the good news is that Sr. Mukti Barwa (Ranchi Province) and Sr. Bernadine Kiro (Ambikapur Province) are leaving India for Guyana in the First week of April 2013.

Our best wishes and prayers are with them.