PEMATANGSIANTAR – Fransiscan Sister (FCJM), Wednesday (June 6th, 2018), held mass for 18 new novices at Sinaksak – Pematangsiantar. Fr. Julius OFMConv as celebrant — along with Fr. Bernardus Sigalingging OFMCap (as concelebrant), gave the homily to motivate new novices.

“All of us must keep faith on God. Especially for the new novices, should they strongly believe this is following stage of repentance,” said Father Julius. “You already wear on nun habits, that means leaving secular life. Congratulation for the new FCJM novices.”

A number of FCJM Sisters and kids of St. Pius IX Orphanage join the mass and celebration of the 18 novices. The FCJM General Directress, Sr. Magdalane Schmitz gave speech to congratulate them, by singing a Germany song.

Indonesia FCM Provincial Directress, Sr. Cornelia Silalahi thanks God’s bless their faith to be nun. “Later, they will learn a lot from formators. Namely, Sr. Evifania Sinaga FCJM, Sr. Avelina Simbolon FCJM and Sr. Cunera Hasugian FCJM,” she said. (Sr.Angela Siallagan)