ELENA BETTINI REGIONAL HOUSE
The words of the Psalmist “If the Lord does not build the house, in vain the workers labor” ( Psalm 127) and the charism of our institute “seek first God`s kingdom and it`s justice trusting completely in the Divine Providence” were the two motivating forces which kept us steady during the years of hard work and fatigue to build this beautiful house.
It was indeed a great dream to have an appropriate house for the administration of the congregation of Daughters of Divine Providence in India and the Providence never failed. It is blessed by Most. Rev. Bernard Mores, Archbishop of Bangalore and inaugurated by the Superior General Mother Carmen Perri on 25th October 2012 in the presence other sisters in the Region. Many religious congregation and laity witnessed this historical event . The house is named after the name of our mother Founder Ven. Maria Elena Bettini and it is known as “Elena Bettini Regional House”.
On 25th October 2012, the Superior General elevated Fdp India as Region. Till then it was only a delegation. The sisters were very happy to celebrate the greatness of the Lord in the India Region. In February 2013 the Superior General with the consent of her councilors and having consulted with the sisters in the Region appointed the first Regional Superior and her team for the period of 3 years.
Sr. M. Alphonsa Manikkathan – Regional Superior.
Sr. M. Saly Padinjareveedu – First counselor
Sr. M. Jaisa Kapil – Second counselor.
Sr. M. Valsa Puthenpurackal – Secretary
Sr. Mary Thumbalan – Treasurer.
In February 2016, the Superior General with the consultation of the sisters of the Region appointed the new Regional team for the next 3 years.
Sr. Mary Thumbalan – Regional Superior
Sr. M. Reena Puthenpurackal – First Councellor
Sr. M. Shanty Panamattathil – Second Councellor
Sr. M. Lilly Urakkadan – Secretary
Sr. M. Valsa Puthenpurackal – Treasurer.
The new Regional Team (2016-2019)
The administration of the Region is carried forward by the Regional superior and her team. The Regional Assembly is the significant moment of our Region to discern the ways we are asked to respond to God`s calls of the new realities. A great moment to celebrate together what God has done and doing among FDP. Annual retreats, seminars on different circumstances are the other resources to enrich our spiritual building.