Blessing of the new Daughters of Mary Convent in Yonkers
The new Daughters of Mary Convent of the Marthandom Province in Yonkers was blessed on November 19, 2017. The convent was blessed by Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos and was attended by priests and Rev. Sisters including Msgr. Peter Kochery, Rev. Fr. Augustine Mangalath, Mother Provincial Rose Francis, Rev. Fr. George Ooonnoony, Rev. Fr. Noby Ayyaneth, Rev Fr. Jos Kandathikudy, Rev. Fr. Deny Pulivelil, Rev. Fr. Jerry Mathew, Sr. Ancillin, and Sr. Divya. During the blessing, Bishop Stephanos emphasized the light and hope that is brought by the sisters to the new area and he thanked the Sisters for their dedicated and devoted service, even at the expense of their health. The blessing was followed by a short meeting in which the benefactors were thanked by giving souvenirs by the Mother Provincial. The new convent, situated at 15 Trinity Pl., Yonkers, NY, was acquired by the sisters on October 19, 2017. Several parishioners and benefactors attended this blessed event.