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Sr. Harold CMC (Asst.General)

Sr Harold was born on 4th April in 1934 in Kaadankavil family as the 12th child of Chacko and Mary in Karoor Parish in Pala Diocese. Her baptismal name was Annakutty. She joined in the Ramapuram convent in 1950 while working as a teacher there. Her vestition was in 1951 and her first profession was in 1952. In 1956, she was finally professed. After her profession she completed her Bsc in 1956 from Assumption College, Changanacherry and B.T in 1957 from Mar. Theophilus College, Trivandrum. From then onwards her apostolic field was education.

            She joined in the service in the year 1958. From 1966 onwards she had to work continuously as the superior, provincial councilor, H.M., Provincial and Assistant General.  It was her deep faith in God which helped her to stand for the glory of God in these years bearing varied responsibilities.  She was very keen in taking up new ventures for the Congregation. She had a thousand beautiful dreams about our missionary activities and its new vistas in and out. Sanjoe Mission Province, Dimapur was the beautiful fruit of her far sightedness.

            She always believed that teaching was a holy profession and she could render her selfless service in the C.M.C. education field. She also held the position of the Director of Carmel Jyothi. She was very vibrant in thoughts and deeds to make the younger generation of C.M.C. in purity and wisdom.

            In the words of the then Mother General Sr Prima Sr Harold always loved C.M.C. and found joy and pride in her steady growth.  I was always attracted to the generosity of her heart which was alwaying throbbing to make C.M.C. grow and glow in every possible way.

            In the words of His Excellency Mar Hippolytus Ever since I knew her as one of the participants of the renewal of C.M.C. Constitution Committee, as superior of Ramapuram, as Provincial of Palai, General Councillor, I began to understand the depth of that beautiful soul.  What struck me was her nobility, deep spiritual depth, love for C.M.C. Charism, unassuming behavior, constant smile and few words.  She never imposed her views at any time as I noticed, always gently suggesting her views keeping always the spirit of the congregation.

            Sr Harold met with an accident on 27th May in 1991 at Kalamasserry and died on the spot, while she was the assistant general of the Congregation. By 5 Oclock in the evening the dead body was brought to the Generalate. His Excellency Cardinal Mar Antony Padiyara, many other Bishops, priests and sisters came to Generalate and paid homage to her. On 28th May she was brought to the Provincial House Pala. After the holy mass by His Excellency Mar Joseph Pallickaparambil in communion with many other priests, her body was carried over to Ramapuram where she was buried.           Let the life and zeal of Sr Harold inspire us to be more vibrant and vigilant in our commitment.  I feel trusting in God means peace, joy, serenity, security and strength. Not trusting means loneliness, sadness, fear and anxiety From Mother Harolds Diary.