Our Superior General Carmen Vergara Gonsalez, has appointed Philomena Sequeira as the new Provincial of the India North Province She is well known to the communities of Chuim, Nirmala Niketan and Premankur. She served as Superior of Chuim and Nirmala Niketan community and was also the Provincial Councillor. Some details of education: Graduation, Post-graduation, Others Master of Education and Diploma in Educational Management with Distinction Completed Diploma in Educational Counselling Completed Catechetical training and was involved in teaching catechism to children at Sunday school and was the coordinator of catechists at Chuim. She is pastorally oriented and so was involved in the Small Christian communities. Completed theology course through correspondence Languages Known—English, Hindi, Marathi and konkani As a Secondary School teacher, she has been teaching at St. Joseph’s High School, Juhu. She has been Headmistress at St. Elias High School Khar, a suburb of Mumbai and has completed 20 years of service in the same school. She is remembered for her efficiency as administrator, her kindness to the poorer children of the school and for her ability to face the demands of the Education Department. She believes in hard work and goes beyond what is asked of her. She gives her best with total commitment, believing that God will show her the way in the challenging situations she will have to face. Today Philomena is leading not only the St. Elias Institution but the Society of the Daughters of the Heart of Mary, India North Province which comprises Maharashtra, Gujarat, U.P, Delhi and Shimla-Chandigarh. God was preparing her for her role as Provincial and now, the time has come to take off. The chaotic times we live in will become opportunities in the hands of the One in whom we place our trust. Dear Philomena, The Lord has looked upon you his humble handmaid, to turn all situations to his glory. We pray that you grow from strength to strength in your mission and be a beacon to us all who will depend on you.