Navasadhana (Pre-Novitiate), Hassan witnessed a grand celebration of “Navasat 2K19” on the theme “Rooted in Christ’s Love” along with Christmas celebration on 22 December 2019. Fr. William Marcel Rodrigues, the Vice-principal of St. Joseph`s Arts and Science college Bengaluru, presided over the Eucharist. In his homily he highlighted the Message of Christmas, and its importance in our lives. The family members of the Jesuits and of the pre-novices, friends, teachers, well-wishers, the religious of the neighborhood and the Jesuits of Hassan were present for the programme.
The Pre-novices put up a splendid cultural program consisting of a Prayer dance, Mime, Christmas Carols, a folk dance and the English play “The Visitor” based on building love amidst hatred, which brought out the message of Christmas. Fr. Joseph D`Souza SJ, the superior of Hassan Jesuit community, presided over the function and Fr. William Marcel Rodrigues SJ was the chief guest. Both the dignitaries inspired the pre-novices by sharing their expectations from the pre-novices and narrating their own experiences in the pre-novitiate both as pre-novices and as a director. They also encouraged the pre-novices to continue to grow in learning new things by showing much vigour and creativity in their activities. The guests relished and enjoyed both the programme and the sumptuous meal that followed thereafter.