Cenacle Sisters Bilaspur
This congregation is a Pious Association founded by Rev. Fr. Tomy Churathil SAC and Rev. Mother Chandrika, on September 8, 2002; following the spirituality and life of St. Vincent Pallotti. The best source to find out more about this young yet thriving community is from Mother herself.
Our Motto: “Burning with love to heal the brokenhearted”; in the same magnitude of St. Vincent Pallotti. The Cenacle always leads us to the mission of spiritual animation and of communion with the Church, the body of Christ, and the whole creation.
Our Charism: Our charism is to strive towards one’s own renewal and to work for the perennial renewal of the people of God, especially the clergy, religious and laity, after the example of Mary, Queen of the Cenacle.
Our Vision: Led and directed by the Holy Spirit to build up cenacle communities of faith and love which heal, renew, and sustain individual persons, families and groups. Jesus is the Apostle of the Eternal Father and every baptized person is an apostle of Jesus Christ. The CSSH want to promote this co-responsibility of all the baptized to be apostles of Jesus the Apostle to carry on the mission He has entrusted to His Church.
Being in the Cenacle: To be in the Cenacle means to be in union- we want to be together, to be one heart and mind, to be like Mary, an extraordinary apostle, and to be an apostle of Jesus Christ. Every baptized person is called to be an apostle. Remaining in the Cenacle we experience the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, which in turn helps us to go out as empowered apostles to make more to build up communities of faith and love, bringing out more co-operation and collaboration in the Church, in order to carry out the work of the Catholic Apostolate.
At present, four of our Sisters are at the service of the Peruvian people in collaboration with the Immaculate Conception Province, USA, and St. Paul Province, Brazil, and other Sisters in six provinces in India. We have 17 perpetually professed Sisters, 24 Junior Sisters, 15 pre-novices 10 Postulants and 24 candidates at different levels of their formation.
There is also much communion and co-responsibility with Priests and Religious, families, and the young people of our time. We preach a 40 day retreat for religious, and the Sisters are involved in regular visits to families. In most of our communities we also have 24/7 Adoration.
As the days pass by, the Cenacle spirituality and the spirituality of St. Vincent Pallotti become more and more clear to us. We learn that the whole universe is waiting to become one with the Blessed Trinity.