After the solemn occasion of mission sending and contract signing, there was a short program of songs. The men of the formation house whom we endearingly call the Boys of 42 (Rosario Drive) serenaded Carmela. Kyung Ja also delighted everyone with her rendition of "The Rose". Columban Sister novice Venus backed up by the Boys of 42 also gave a song... and several more.
The evening ended with a healthy meal of green salad and cucumber kimchi with yummy chicken cordon bleu, beef teppanyaki, fried breaded fish, white rice, and ice cream for dessert.
Carmela flew to Lahore on Thursday August 27.
To you Carms, we wish you another three enriching years ahead. May you continue to be a blessing to the Columbans, to the people of Pakistan, and to others as well.
See photos here on the renewal of commitment of Ana Carmela Capistrano.