Tuesday, May 10, 2011

BIS #2381 I AM CALLED TO SERVE THE POOR

Bro. Ranson 
LONAVLA, MAY 10, 2011:The Vocation Camp for the senior boys at Lonavla saw an array of Salesian works being presented to the vocation probables. From Fr. Vice-Provincial's inspiring animation with his team, Fr. Rector and the Lonavla Community along with Frs. Brian, Glenn and Bros. Michale, Macenroe and Ranson and some PNC boys. The four days were filled with action and serious thought to make the right choice.

Frs. Xavier and Allwyn Misquitta inspired them on ecology and the mission in Karjat, and on the ways to praise and worship. Bro. Alex and Bro. Savio Dmello showed the hands on approach of the lay brother and Fr. Barnabe gave a dimension on the Social involvement of the Salesian, in the streets, slums and the villages and Research perspective that is important for our apostolate influence at a wider level.

One of the features was the visit and experience at Maria Ashiana where the vocation probables interacted and had a great time with the children, and spent the whole afternoon to evening at Kunegaon village. Groups of young probables were seen digging drains along with Fr. Glenn, Bros. Michale and Macenroe. Some groups went around door to door with Frs. Ajoy, Barnabe and Brian with charts and explanations on Health and Hygiene, Preventive Medicine, Savings and the importance of Education.

The reflections that evening on the visit to the village were deep and profound. For many a young vocation probable, this was an entirely new dimension of a Salesian vocation.

Kudos to Fr. Ajoy and his team for a very different vocation camp that brought out the works and the Salesians as models for these young candidates.

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