NBCLC conducted a two week course for junior women religious from 1st to 13th May 2023. The Course began with a Word of God and short prayer. Welcome address was given by Rev.Dr. A. John Baptist, Director, NBCLC. The number of the Participants were 14. Consisting 12 JMJ sisters, one brother, one Holy Cross Sister.
The Recourse persons and their topics are as followes:
Fr.Jayanathan VG-( Social Media Blessing & Challenge),Fr. Edwin George SDB-(" Called to Holiness"-A call to be lived in moral conscience),Fr. Thampi l(ayala CSC- (Formation of Self for Mission), Sr.Virginla, SAB- (Discovering and Living the Religious Life Patrimony: Jesus is the model Of Consecrated Life), Fr. Gilbert Choondal SDB-( Being Religious Catechists Creatively), Sr.Jessy Merline SMMI-( Consecrated for the Mission of Communion), Fr. Gerry Lobo OFM- Consecrated Life: (Rekindlingthe Gift of God within us), Fr. Lawrence OFM. Cap-( psycho- spirituality), Sr.Graace- (Transformed life by way of reconciliation), Bro. Paul Raj SG- (Understanding Generation gap in the Religious community life), Fr. Jerry Rosario SJ-( New possibilities of Mission Today), Sr. Paulcy PDDM- (Praying the Psalms and other prayer methods),
These are recourse persons who gave the inputs and they are qualified professors. There were also interactions between the resource persons and the students.
Adding to that they had Spiritual exercises like meditation, Morning Prayer, Mass, Rosaries every day. They also helped to cut vegetables after the breakfast. They had enjoyable work like gardening in the evening and sometimes watching the movies. They had all-around experiences.
Thls experiential course has awakened in the slsters a new enthusiasm for mission and has empowered them for their future Ministry. For some the course also served as the preparation for their final commitment. This course helped them to convince of their Vocation and to be committed in religious life. lt also touched their inner self to be more joyful and to dedicate themselves to given responsibilities.