Catholic women urged to rededicate to spouse, family
Phesama, Jan. 18 (EMN): The Angami Catholic Women Association’s (ACWA) 22nd convention was conducted on Saturday in the campus of St. Paul Church in Phesama of Kohima district, during which women were encouraged to rededicate their faith in their spouses, family and society. More than 1000 people attended the second day of the ACWA convention on Saturday.
A member of the St. Francis de Sales parish in Kohima, V Lucas Meyase, spoke on the theme, “Role of Christian women in today’s world,” during the second session of the event. He urged the women to rededicate their faith in their family, church and the society.
He told the womenfolk that their personality matters, and emphasised on ‘inner beauty which is far more valuable than the outer appearance.’ Faith needs to be deeply rooted and grow from the heart, he said.
Meyase cited various exemplary lives of notable women in the Bible such as Mary, Mary Magdalene, Ruth, and Judith, and urged the women to live by their examples in the society with their Catholic faith.
Further, he urged the ACWA members to be responsible in giving priority to their spouses and children and reminded that the biggest mission of a Catholic mother is to evangelise in her family.
Meyase urged the believers to organise more event for the men too, to uplift and bring them closer to the church.
“One good mother is worth a hundred schoolmasters,” he quoted George Herbert, and said a mother is the first teacher of a child. In this regard, he said children are more attached and closer to the mother than to anyone else.
He iterated that family is the ‘small church’ and asserted that the larger church grows when the family is given emphasis and taken care of. He urged the congregation to lead by example and love as their light in the society.
Meyase cautioned about the forces that may shake the faith of the Christians. He urged the faithful to continue to stand firm on their ground and their faith as Christians. Likewise, he urged the ACWA to be the messengers of the Good News to others.
Earlier in the morning, Eucharist was celebrated by Rev. Arul Susai, parish priest of St. Paul Parish at Phesama. It was followed by the first session of the day with Rev. Sr. Medokuonuo Margaret Sekhose as the speaker. Later, Rev. Fr. Keduoneilie Alex Vizo conducted the adoration and healing service.
A new team of ACWA office bearers for the term 2020-2022 led by its president Kikrusanuo Clara were elected on the day by representatives of various churches.