Oct 21

50 years of grace – of our Superior General Sr. Elvira Mattappally

Sr. Elvira Mattappally

It was a jubilant morning of great rejoicing and thanksgiving as we, the Generalate community celebrated the golden jubilee of our dearest Sr. Elvira on 15th October 2020. The solemn Eucharistic celebration was officiated by Monsignor Pier Giacomo De Nicolò along with Fr. Graziano Battistella and Fr. Vanni Bortignon. In his homily Monsignor highlighted the great love and faithfulness of God to Sr. Elvira throughout the 50 years of her committed life. The liturgy was very meaningful and enriching accompanied by melodies coir led by Sr. Luigina De Togni .

It was an occasion to praise and thank the Lord for the gift of Sr. Elvira, for all her generous and dedicated service rendered at different levels for the growth of our Congregation as Formator, Provincial Councilor, Provincial Superior, General Councilor and now as Superior General.

The presence of Sr. Elena Scotti, General Councilor and Superior of our Mother house at Piacenza and Sr. Luigina De Togni added joy to the celebration. After the Eucharist, the jubilarian was felicitated in the dining hall. This was followed by a sumptuous fellowship meal. The whole atmosphere was filled with jubilation as we expressed our love, appreciation and gratitude to our dear Sr. Elvira in different ways. The day ended with a short lively cultural program.