9 August, 2016
– Ms. Sonali D’Silva
It was a time for the students of Std VIII to step away from the distractions of everyday life and get in touch with their inner self with the Retreat and Recollection conducted by Fr. Briston, Fr. Leon Rodrigues and Fr. Leon Ratinam on 4th Aug 2016.
The Non Catholic students of Std VIII A, B and C attended the recollection session in the morning with Fr. Leon Rodrigues who highlighted the importance of prayer in daily life. He also explained to the students the importance of having good friends and the value of friendship. He conducted a meditation session with the boys and showed them a few videos. It was an enjoyable session.
The Non Catholic students of Std VIII D, E, and F attended the recollection session in the afternoon with Fr. Leon Ratinam. It was indeed a meaningful and an enriching experience as the students reflected on the various aspects of Mercy through videos and group discussions. Meditation and sharing of one’s experiences was an integral part of the session.
Fr. Briston conducted the retreat for the Catholics boys. He stressed on knowing one’s self and one’s conscience. He did a SWAT analysis with the students to help them understand their strengths and weaknesses. He enlightened the students about their spiritual quotient citing examples in the form of videos and stories. The session ended with the Holy Mass in the Crypt. The students indeed had an enriching experience.