NASHIK, AUGUST 26, 2011: With wild imaginations of a row of lush green mountains in mind, the staff and novices of STI sat in a state transport bus destined for Igatpuri. They had left their day’s chores to enjoy a panoramic day with Mother Nature.
Once at Igatpuri they proceeded to lodge themselves at the Dominican Retreat Centre – Satyagiri. After settling down to a quick bite, the novices soon left to scale the picturesque mountains. Although the terrain looked quiet eerie, wading through the mud and water, the community of STI finally made their way to the waterfall and flocked under the gush of the chilling water for the next hour. Songs, yells re-echoed and everyone relaxed to their hearts content. The excursion was then continued as the group began trekking the next mountain wreathe in mist and splendour. After witnessing the scenic view of the nearby lake and the strapping hills, the novices descended and settled down to a royal lunch set by the Dominican fathers. A little while later the novices saw themselves walking towards a nearby temple.
After experiencing a good climate change, the novices bid adieu to Igatpuri and safely arrived back home with warm feelings of gratitude and fresh memories of an extravagant and exhilarating