Meki: "The Almighty has done great things for us! Holy is His name". These were the sentiments of everyone present at the Platinum jubilee of the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of Mary Help of Christians, commonly known as the 'Ferrando Sisters'. The event was participated by a large crowd of people who came from near and far to felicitate the sisters on the occasion of their jubilee.
The presence of the two bishops, Bp. Roberto of Hawassa and Bp. Abraham of Meki was indeed a sign of their appreciation and love towards this young congregation that has made its entry into the country less than five years ago. The function began at 8 am with the Solemn Eucharistic Celebration presided over by the Bishop of the Vicariate Mons. Abraham. In his homily, he mentioned at length the history of the Congregation and its wide-spread growth all over the Indian Sub-continent and even abroad. The presence of the congregation in Ethiopia is certainly making a great wave as the sisters have already begun another house in Arsinegalli, which is the second convent in the Vicariate.