Mangaluru, Dec 29, 2019: The oldest indigenous congregation of Mangalore nuns, the Ursuline Franciscan Sisters (UFS) founded in 1887 in Rosario Cathedral’s vicinity, today celebrate aland mark three fold event with gratitude and gaiety today December 29, Sunday, presided over by the Bishop of Mangalore, Most Rev Dr Peter Paul Saldanha. The UFS Superior General Sr.Susheela D’Souza, the General Council Key sisters of the congregation and distinguished invitees will grace the occasion at foundation house in Bolar. The focus is on the 110 years from the death of Mother Nympha Fernandez (1850-1909) the pioneer and very first leader.
The high light of the day is the . Inaugural blessing of a historic museum ’UFS-Heritage’.
’UFS Heritage’ a museum : An articulated museum, that is so brilliantly created by the able UFS sisters at the "Foundation House" at St.Ursula’s Convent campus, Bolar on the fringe of Bunder, beside the Rosario Cathedral is set to be a treasure house of history and a memorial the fruit of much thought and labour. Today they are spread out intensely not only in South India, but in the North, North East and Africa and Europe too. When there is a good reason to look back, you know and confirm you are on the right path.
The Museum : The ’UFS-Heritage" a virtual museum of history matter, can be split into two basic sections, spread across 1. the old foundation block (periodically renovated but retains it’s original shape) and 2. The annexe, the old school block, very artistically reflecting the idea and progress of the UFS ethos over 132 years as in 2019 AD. The artistic work and presentation was carried out by Rev Royachen Joseph, of Pallottine Congregation, Palloti Kalagram Nagpur. Mangaluru is fortunate to get one more specialised history depository for the future and will be a rare experience to visit.