SABAH – From 1-10 April, Formator Sr Irmina Peter, newly-professed Sr Natasia Tay and Novice Jovita Michael from the Sisters of St Francis of Sarawak (SSFS) participated in a joint Novitiate Programme with formators and novices from the Congregation of Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (FSIC) of Sabah and the Order of the Friars Minor (OFM) from Singapore.
The objective of this first-ever joint Franciscan Novitiate programme was to have a shared experience and integration among the male and female novices from the Franciscan religious orders.
There were classes on Ecclesiology by Sr Sandra Yapp, FSIC and Liturgy by Friar Clifford Augustine, OFM. The programme ended with a Franciscan night with songs, dances as well as laughter and tears.
Novice Jovita Michael