History of Christu Jyoti Province-Satna
“Go into the whole world, preach the Gospel to every creature” (Mk 16:15). Taking into heart the solemn mission mandate of Christ Jesus and following the great examples of the apostles, the II Vat. Council has called upon the entire Church towards their obligation to proclaim the Word of God to the whole creation (A.G.5). Syro Malabar Church in Kerala, bloomed from the apostolic period (A.D.52) was already sending the missionaries in collaboration with Latin Church have realized her missionary call after this great historical council (1963-65). As a result, SABS stepped out from Kerala to the other parts of our country. SH Province Ernakulam carried the ‘Eternal Jyoti’to the Northern part of West Bengal among the tribals in Jalpaiguri Diocese and established its first convent at Demdima in 1968. In the following year missionaries were sent to central India in Raipur Diocese at Nandini. The pioneers had to undergo great hardships with regard to climate, culture, food and language.
The heroic beginning produced visible and tangible results. The central team at Cenacle, Aluva was very keen and generous to extend the needful guidelines and encouragements to the missionaries time to time. The onward journey of Christu Jyoti missionaries were fastened by the Divine Providence of the Eucharistic Lord, along with the able leadership of the then Provincials of SH Province Ernakulam – Rev. Mother Grace, Rev. Mother Don Bosco, Rev. Mother Paschal, Rev. Mother Thecla, Rev. Mother Lambert and Rev. Mother Gregoria.
“You are the light of the world…”. “Let your light shine”. By 1986 the ‘Jyoti’ of the Eucharistic Lord had extended its radiant light to U.P and Rajasthan having 13 convents and 69 missionaries. The then Provincial Rev. Mother Thecla and her team by their zealous effort made it to the status of Region, namely ‘Christu Jyoti Region’ and appointed Rev. Mother Virgin as the Regional Superior. Aradhana Nivas Nandini was made as the Regional House. Even before that we started to recruit candidates for this region and began to give formation for the missionaries in Nandini. The region grew fast and steadily under the strong supports of Mother Lambert and Mother Gregoria, the then Provincials of SH Province and by the tireless efforts of Mother Virgin and Mother Benedict the regional superiors.
Eventually Christu Jyoti region has grown into the maturity of a Vice Province having 17 convents and 112 sisters. The Provincial house at Pateri was blessed on 23 Oct.1997 by His Excellency Mar Abraham Mattam VC the then Bishop of Satna. On 28 March 1998 Mother Virgin was elected by the Provincial Synaxis as the First Provincial Superior and on 29 March 1998 the region was declared to the status of Vice Province by Rev Mother Thecla- the then superior General. At present Christu Jyoti Province has 28 convents in the dioceses of Ajmer, Allahabad, Baruipur, Bijnor, Ernakulam, Jaipur, Jalpaiguri, Lucknow, Meerut, Nagpur, Raipur, Rottenburg (Germany) Satna, and Varanasi, with 143 sisters involved in various apostolic activities. We have Perpetual Adoration in Aradhana Bhavan Pateri, Samarpan Convent Bhilai, and in Cathedrals of Varanasi, Ajmer and Lucknow.
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