It is nice to hear about the movements that comprehend the signs of the time and stretch the hands towards the humanity. The ‘time’ is always provoking us to think and respond according to its needs. A real missionary heart cannot close its doors away from the resonance of its calls. Long ago some one quoted, may be for theses ones that where there is a will, there is a way. ‘CITY MISSION’ is such a way as an initiative from the Benaglio province through an illuminated personality Sr. Mareena Chackonal DSHJ.
The birth of CITY MISSION
The last General Chapter of the DSHJ that held in Rome, put forward a proposal to do the inter congregational activities in each realities. Keeping this in mind sr. Mareena could share her ideas in a CRI meeting, as responding to a seminary professoron on his arguments of Pope Francis’s theme that is to go to the periferies of the people. So she put a suggestion to all the congregations presented at that moment, that to share and give witness to the merciful love of Jesus in periferal areas of Kottayam city. Around 22 congregations accepted this suggestion and assured of their willingness to give their services.
The City Mission started their services in 2014. Now there is a core group with the help of sr. Mareena to co-ordinate the activities and go to the most needy and marginilized in the society. The consecrated laities of DSHJ also have an important role to give their services.