42 young priests spent two days at Ashirvad on 14 -15 September, relaxing, reflecting, sharing and rejuvenating and getting to know one another better. Fr Provincial in his inaugural address not only presented the state of the province but also invited the young Jesuit priests to adhere to our way of proceeding in a spirit of Magis. Fr Joe Mathias (RAN) made a presentation on ‘Psycho-spiritual Integration’. The active interaction was helpful for better human formation.
The young priests are indebted to Fr Sunil Fernandes, Principal of SJBHS, for arranging a day long picnic at a resort and to the Jesuit Nivas community for a sumptuous dinner in the evening. We thank the PCF, Fr Ivan Mendonca, the co–coordinator Fr Felix Anand and the Ashirvad community for their kind and generous hospitality. (Antony Pais)