by Cl. Clarence Martis sdb
LONAVLA-PUNE, JULY 29, 2014: The Apostolic boys, Aspirants and the boys from Maria Ashiana along with the Fathers and Brothers of the Don Bosco Lonavla went on a Marian Pilgrimage to the Rosary Garden, Khandala on July 26, 2014. This was to honour Mother Mary during the Marian month.
The whole community left on foot from Don Bosco, Lonavla at 10.15 am. Along the way they sang hymns to Our Lady and prayed the Sorrowful and the Luminous mysteries. Snacks was served after the recitation of two mysteries. After walking for an hour they reached the Rosary Garden. The recitation of the Joyful Mysteries followed. After praying the rosary they walked to St. Mary's Villa where they spent some relaxing moments enjoying the beautiful scenery. This was followed by lunch at the Villa.
Post lunch, one of the Aspirants thanked the Fathers for their generosity in organising the pilgrimage. He also thanked the owner of the Villa for providing the place to have the meal. The community then had an enjoyable walk back to Don Bosco, Lonavla.