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101 year old UFS nun in city passes away

September 14, 2020

Mangaluru: The indigenous Ursuline Congregation of Mangalore mourns the sad death of Sr Speciosa Alvares UFS the senior most nun of the congregation who passed away  at 8.45 am September 14 today at their headquarters in Derlakatte, she was 101 years old.

At her 100th Birthday on February 24, 2019,  that was celebrated, Rev Sr Susheela Sequeira the Superior General of the congregation, in her address it is recalled appreciated Sr Speciosa for the service  rendered by her to Ursuline Congregation and to the society; also  appreciated her many good qualities, like hard work, respect, prayer,  wit and humor and a flexibility to life unmatched.  The many nuns present said that Sr Speciosa Alvares  a person great and rare, a person always positive in mind and heart, generous and with a deep spirit of God. She has in recent years used her time, talents, and energy to create wonders out of waste, her love for children and the young is phenomenal and has developed her sense of service. Sr. Speciosa is mourned and her memory recalled on her sad death.

n the Ursuline Congregation indigenous to Bunder in Mangaluru, she has played the pioneering role of establishing institutions around the region. Even in her recent advanced years her memory never failed, she often shared her experiences of the past  and inspired young while recounting the various events of her life, in a manner that motivates extraordinarily. Her forte is to be positive, always remain content in any situation of life, prayerful and grateful to God.

 Rev Sr. Speciosa Alvares is of Goan origin, her parents are Late Santhan Alvares and Late Carmalin D’Lima. of the eight children in Alvares family she was sixth one. She was brought up in an  environment of prayer, faith, and love that enabled her to be aware of the need to serve God and humans,  that inclined her toward religious life, she joined  the Ursuline Franciscan Congregation on November 20, 1938, she took her first vows on May 20,1940 and she made her final profession may 20, in 1943.   Ever since she has worked generously in many places and her contribution is difficult to surpass now.  Sr.Speciousa Alvares 101 years is deeply mourned by many in the world and will be remembered for long.