During the lockdown period the Bangalore Region decided to pray very specially from 3 p.m. to 7.30 p.m before the Blessed Sacrament exposed in every community and that is being continued still.
During the lockdown period, most of the communities were busy with their own ordinary chores like cleaning the house, cooking, taking care of the older sisters as we had no longer the support of our co-workers. To combat the Covid 19 Pandemic, the Pala Diocese called for a day of prayer and fasting, requesting that each one of the religious recite five hundred Divine Mercy Rosaries. Our sisters did it joyfully reciting the Divine Mercy Rosaries for the special intention for the healing of our world.
The Archdiocese of Bangalore invited all the religious to contribute in cash and kind, to help the needy and the poor. We, at Maria Sadan community joined the Archbishop’s NGO groups and helped in packing food kits containing rice, wheat flour, cereals, oil and sugar for distribution among those badly affected by the nationwide lockdown in Karnataka. The Religious were called to the Bishop’s House, having been given special permission from the government authorities, in order to pack the provision kits. Already fifteen thousand kits have been distributed to various parts of the State. Our community also gives dinner each day to three homeless people.
Our Shanti Sadan, Begur community contributed financial help to the Archdiocese and they distributed food kits to their local families, especially to the daily wage earners. One of the communities distributed vegetables and mango fruits from their garden to five families of the parish.
We are not able to go out during the Quarantine period because of the strict orders from the government. As a region we support the poor and sick with our prayers.