A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Rev. Sr. Anne Xavier and praying for her noble soul was held in Fatima College Chapel on 25.10.2017 at 4.00 p.m. SJL sisters, staff, students and the alumnae especially those who shared close ties with Rev. Sr. Anne Xavier partook in the memorial service.
An invocation Bhajan in Tamil, sung initially set the solemn and serene tone of the Service. The gathering was introduced to the intention of the memorial service and to Rev. Sr. Anne Xavier. The hymns sung in Tamil and English by the college choir elevated the spirits of the gathered to a greater plane.
Heartfelt tributes were paid by Rev. Dr. Sr. M. Francisca Flora, The Secretary of the college, by Ms. Seetha Krishnamurthy, of the 1969-1971 batch and Ms. Julie, a close friend of Sr. Anne Xavier and a former student of Fatima. Their genuine feelings and fond remembrances of Sr. Anne Xavier brought to the fore her high spiritedness, dedication, love and commitment to the ministry to which she has responded to. All the three of them gratefully recollected her contributions to music at Fatima. Her concern for the sick and depressed manifested in her regular home visits to the infirm and the needy as shared by Ms. Seetha. The Service came to an end with the serenade of the college song, “A Happy Band From Far and Near”., yet another song set to tune by Our beloved Sr. Anne Xavier.