Today, the Diocese of Kalyan observes the 30th day of the Extraordinary Month Of Mission in commemoration of Bl Sr Rani Maria. Following the Papal Encyclical, the Catholic Church celebrated October 2019 as the month of extraordinary missionary activities and service.
Sr. Rani Maria is one of the brave Christian missionaries who shed her blood whilst serving Christ as a missionary.
Sr. Rani Maria has through her acts as a missionary conveyed to us a few, very important lessons/ qualities, which we must all try to imbibe and practice as children of God. During her lifetime she worked to uplift the poor and downtrodden in the northern parts of India. Sr. Rani Maria through her life and death set a precedent for us to follow and live by. She became a martyr while serving God, just like Jesus, who sacrificed His life in order to save us all. The canonization of Sr. Rani Maria would always serve as a reminder to us that we as children of God, can in our very own ways perform the work of God and help fulfill what Sr. Rani Maria sacrificed her life for – making this society a better place for each one of us.
The Pontiff, declares selfless service and zealous missionary activities are the envisioning of truthful evangelization. Today, when the world needs missionaries to work for those who don’t have a voice, let us make Bl. Sr. Rani Maria our role model and live a life similar to his.