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Sr. Ancilla Palathara

Obituary of Sister Amcilla Palathara Kallupurackel  10.07-2016 Days and nights pass and ages bloom and fade like flowers, but Lord, our faithfulness to You, will never fade…… ‘Death’ for every human being is a passing phase of life, a birth into a new life. Our dear Sister Ancilla in loyal conformity to the will of God, ended this phase of life  and reached the heavenly abode on 10th July 2026 She was born on 21st May 1939 as the last of five children of late Chacko Joseph Palathara Kallupurackel and Mariamma, at Thurithy in the Diocese of changanachery.  After completino her studies, she joine our Congregation on 18th April 1960, she made her first Profession on 25th March 1963.  Her final Profession on March 25th 1968.  She has a broche and 3 sisters, two of them religious: Sr. Lucia UMI and Sr. Nesther FCC.  After the Profession, she obtained the BA degree from  Providence College at Calicut.  Her B.Ed. degree was obtained from St. Anne College, Mangalore. Sister Ancila was a very good teacher.  She served in our schools at Kannur, Calicut, Chakeri, Bazpur, Kokkanichery, Mariampur. Pambra and Wellington.  She found time to give special coaching for the weak students, Candidates, Novices and Sisters.  She also was involved in pastoral ministry and in counselling.  Her heart was large, compassionate towards the poor.  Her help was given with love and sincerity. A person of conviction and who possessed many skills:  in elocution, debates, drama composition and acting;  she was blessed with wisdom and a good memory.  Her dealing with the poor, the marginalised, the sick and the old was appreciated and was a source of inspiration for us. Sister Ancilla was blind for the last  two and a half years of her life  and needed help.  She suffered from Ischemic brain, Parkinsonism and other associated complications.  In spite of that she was cheerful and contented all the time.  Gradually she became weak and was brought to our Nirmala Hospital ICCU, under treatment for the last two months.  She died on 19th July 2016 at 08.10;  many Sisters were around her bed praying. The Eucharist was celebrated at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Brigida Bhavan.  Many Priests, Religious, our Stuents and the relatives of Sister Ancilla were present-  Her mortal remains were brought to the Provincialate at Kannur for the funeral Mass.  She is buried in the cemetery at Kannur. What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us;  what we have done for others  and for the world reamains and is immortal.    Dear Sister Ancilla, what you have left behind will defintely inspire us to live a better life in order to  to attain the eternal renard.  May God’s graces come to us through your intercession.