My dear friends in the WORD,

thank and praise the Lord with me

on January 27th, 2011

for allowing me to serve Him

in the Order of St. Ursula for 50 years.

A thanksgiving Mass will be offered

in our Chapel in Bandung at 5.00 p.m.

You are all very welcome.

At least, I trust you will be there with your prayers.

For indeed, great is the LORD’s  love for us,

He is faithful forever (Ps 117:2)

Sr. Emma Gunanto, OSU




How does it feel to be 50 years in the religious life and community?

She came to the convent on a tricycle.  Now she has been going around the world on a jet plane!  The in-betweens must have been a colorful mixture of highs and lows, of pains and joys, of excitement and anxieties, of miracles and doubts, of amazements and un-beliefs … How did the 50 years go?  Only Sr. Emma can tell.

Her name is Emmanuel – God with us!  And it is just fitting that this is the theme of her golden jubilee.  Truly God is with us through people.  Jesus is experienced in the love, generosity, forgiveness, mercy, and patience from others.  Sr. Emma has been Jesus to us in many ways but more so as a woman of peace.  She only wants everyone to love each other, to be at peace with one another and make the world a better place to live in everyday – for the Kingdom to come in our midst!  She is a wonderful friend!  However, she often forgets to be Jesus to herself.  She often deprives herself of many things including basic things as food.  Sr. Emma, please do not fast on your jubilee celebration!

Sr. Emma, congratulations on your 50 years!  Thanks be to God that you survived the challenges of religious life for 50 years and still counting.  Thanks to those who made life difficult for you since they made you stronger and more faithful. Thanks to your loyal friends who truly love you and respect you since they inspire you to be a better and loving religious sister and friend.  Thanks to you who have been a true friend and family for us in the Catholic Biblical Federation!  The Word unites us all over the world and the Word made flesh is in people like you!

Happy …Happy Anniversary our dear Sister Emma G.!  May you find more beautiful years ahead!  God bless you abundantly as He thanks you for your loyal service the last 50 years and even before religious life!



Star Cecil Doms Oscar Jacob Ambo Ludger Wim … et al.


One Response

  1. Congratulations and God bless you with many more years of graced commitment!
    Love in Christ,

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