First Quarterly Meeting – 2024

The first quarterly meeting of the Conference of the Major Religious Superiors (CMRS) took place in the CMRS Secretariat, Mutwal on the 12th of March 2024. It was presided over by the President of CMRS Very Rev. Fr. Roshan Silva OMI. Forty-four superiors of the member congregations attended the meeting.

The major themes dealt with during the quarterly meeting were:

  • Sister Formation Program
  • Novices’ get-together
  • Commemoration of the Easter Day attack
  • 200th anniversary of the arrival of the people of the Plantation Sector (Malayaham200)
  • Preparation for the Jubilee Year (2025)
  • CMRS website
  • Relationship between the National Seminary and the congregations that have seminarians in the National Seminary
  • Criteria for religious institutes to be accepted to CMRS
  • Financial concerns affecting CMRS programs.

 

Additionally, the CMRS forum was graced by the presence of Rt. Rev. Dr. Norbert M. Andradi OMI, the liaison of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference with the CMRS. After the input session of the bishop, the superiors had an interactive session with him during which the superiors also raised some concerns to be taken to the attention of the Bishops’ Conference.

During the quarterly meeting, the CMRS forum got introduced to the new dean of the Sister Formation Program Rev. Sr. Jinali Fernando RGS. The forum also appreciated the services of Rev. Sr. M. Nirmala HC, the outgoing dean who served with dedication for 4 years.

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