Bangalore, February 10, 2024: The religious sisters of the Congregation of the Pious Disciples of the Divine Master (PDDM) celebrated a momentous occasion as they marked the centenary of the founding of their congregation. The day was filled with joy and rejoicing as Most Rev. Dr. Peter Machado, Metropolitan Archbishop of Bangalore, presided over the solemn Holy Eucharist, joined by Most Rev. Dr. Bernard Moras, Archbishop Emeritus of Bangalore and Apostolic Administrator of Mysore, Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Anthony Vazhapilly, Bishop Emeritus of Mysore, and many other diocesan and religious priests.
The celebration took place at St. Joseph’s Boy’s High School, Museum Road, Bangalore. In his homily, Archbishop Machado emphasized the significance of the jubilee, noting that it comes once in a lifetime and is a gift from God. He praised the PDDM sisters for their dedicated service to society, especially highlighting their care for the retired priests of the Archdiocese of Bangalore.
The Holy Eucharist was attended by a multitude of clergy and faithful, including Rev. Fr. Joby Manachirikkal, SSP, Provincial Superior of the Society of St. Paul, and Rev. Sr. Matilda D’Souza, DSP, Provincial Superior of the Daughters of St. Paul, along with many other religious priests, sisters, and lay faithful.
Expressing gratitude, Rev. Sr. Celine Cunha, PDDM, Provincial Superior of the Pious Disciples of the Divine Master, thanked Archbishop Machado, Archbishop Moras, Bishop Vazhapilly, and all the priests, religious, and lay faithful for their presence and support.
The centenary celebration was a testament to the enduring spirit and mission of the PDDM sisters, who continue to serve God and His people with unwavering dedication and love.