With A Sense of Caring

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The eight days of retreat helped us to understand the divine call to prepare ourselves to enter the Novitiate. We experienced His divine love and mercy.  Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community: Fr. Joe Tom led the retreat with a friendly tune. He took classes mainly about the vows of Chastity, of Poverty, of Obedience and the oath of perseverance. He also clarified our doubts. His each and every talk helped us to experience the divine love. The talks were a good initiation to all of us to enter our novitiate. The retreat helped us to meditate  on the seriousness of the novitiate formation. Fr. Joe reminded us the importance of the culture of prayer in the Novitate. This culture of prayer will be the back bone later in our consecrated life. We were reminded to grow in simple acts of spirituality, like personal prayer, ascetical practices and    acts of kindness, such as caring each other or expressing gratitude, have a positive effect on our long-term consecrated life. The key to the happy life, it seems, is the good life: a life with sustained prayer life, challenging work, and connections to community.  This retreat helped us to find Jesus as the middle point of consecrated life. The retreat was started on 26th of December and ended on 3rd of January. The retreat was a nice experience for us to look back to our lives.

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