We are delighted that Sister Rekha has been elected as new General Superior for the Religious of the Assumption. Sr Rekha Chennattu is a Scripture scholar from the Indian Province of the Congregation.
Father André Cabes, Rector of the Sanctuary of Lourdes, presided over the election of the Superior General, and announced it to the sisters gathered in the chapel: capitulars, diakonia and sisters from the nearby communities.
« Sister Rekha has been elected Superior General of the Congregation, we have witnessed this election, the sister Rekha is therefore your legitimate Superior General, who receives all the Grace to fulfill her mission, in the name of the Father, of the Son and the Holy Spirit. AMEN.”
After this solemn proclamation, our new Superior General advanced towards the altar, and on her knees, was blessed with this prayer:
« God of love and goodness, only you do wonders, pour out the Spirit of Grace and salvation on your servant, Sister Rekha and on the Congregation entrusted to her, and so that she can please you, pour out your blessing on her as the dew falling from the heavens. Through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the communion of the Holy Spirit for ever and ever. AMEN.”
After the blessing, Father André Cabes gave her the seal of the congregation which she placed on the altar.
The sisters then all went to make the moving and beautiful gesture of obedience to her, accompanied by songs of praise and thanksgiving.
The Assumption Youth Team of the English Territory continues to work together. Read our news and reports in the next edition of the newsletter.
The Assumption team is pleased to invite you for the upcoming Lent retreat days in Milleret House and the accompanied summer retreat for young adults in Lourdes.
From St Marie Eugenie onwards, the Religious of the Assumption have a beautiful custom of the Superior General writing a 'Chapter', an extended reflection, for the great Feast of Christmas. Below is Sr Rekha's Chapter, addressed to all sisters and friends of the Assumption.
Mass on Christmas Day 10am