The gradual growth of the Province has paved way to the inspiration of symbolizing our Province with the Risen Lord. The Eastern Province with its headquarters on the east coast of Indian Ocean has the privilege of receiving the first rays of the rising sun.
As the rising sun announces the dawn of a new day the Resurrection of Christ marks the new era in the life of the Church. So the spirit and hopes of the Province were expressed at the Provincial Chapter 2005, in the motto ‘TO RISE ANEW’. To Rise Anew is an invitation to be decisive, to make new proposals that will help us to transform, restructure, innovate, and concretize our plans to launch out into the unknown depths of personal, communal and societal life. Such venture entails a dying and rising.
The Risen Christ who conquered death and sin is our symbol and model. To Him do we entrust our plans, in Him do we hope to discover our shared vision, shared Charism, shared spirituality, shared mission and shared community expressed in a new language.