In January 2020, COIN, the three CJ Provinces (Allahabad, Delhi and Patna) and two Regions (Bangalore and Nepal) in India and Nepal, undertook a new ministry at the invitation of Cyprian Monis, the Bishop of Asansol, a diocese belonging to the Archdiocese of Kolkota, The new community consists of three members: Sisters Joyce (Patna), Joselette (Allahabad) and Gladys (Delhi). Joyce (sister in charge), Joselette (social worker) and Gladys (nurse) work together, along with the government staff, to care for the children in the project who will be then be sent for adoption. They also look after a group of physically and mentally challenged children. This project is called the “Roshni” (meaning light) Project. At this time, when the country is in lockdown due to the Covid-19 virus, they are also engaged in making masks for the people in the locality, besides spending time with the children and doing household chores. At present, the ministry is taken up “ad experimentum” for one year.
Collaborative Ministry by the Conference of India and Nepal – COIN
Pictures from the GC