by Cl Ian Pinto sdb
DIVYADAAN-NASHIK, AUGUST 18, 2014: When the sun dawned on the Feast of the Assumption, the Divyadaan community too, jumped out of bed to the tunes of Marian hymns. The day began by giving praise and thanks to God through a wonderfully animated prayer service. An Independence Day programme was held to celebrate India's 68th Independence Day. The community then proceeded to click the community photo and a snap in preparation of the Bi-centenary of Don Bosco's birth.
After a wholesome breakfast, the brothers had an enjoyable time on the ground as they participated in the various games animated by the sports group. At the end of the games session refreshments were served and the brothers were allotted some time for their wash. Fr Chrys then addressed the Community as well as the STI community together with the sisters from Sacred Heart Training Centre. The talk was followed by a festive lunch. The movie 'X-men Days of Future Past' was screened in the Divyadaan 'theatre'. The movie was enjoyed by all. Tea and games followed.
The evening was spent in silence and recollection. The Feast mass was celebrated in the parish with great pomp. The Marian academy was held in honour of Our Lady. It was a nice forum for all the parishioners and religious to express their devotion to Our Lady and to foster a Marian culture in the parish. The community ended the day with a grand supper and night prayers.