by Cl. Clarence Martis
LONAVLA-PUNE, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014: The monthly recollection for the community and the apostolic boys and aspirants was held on September 22, 2014 from 5.00 p.m to 8.00 p.m. The preacher for the recollection was Fr. Pratap Damor sdb, the vocation promoter for the Madhya Pradesh region.
Fr. Damor, spoke to the boys about 'vocation'. He said, "God loves us and we must love him back". He spoke of every vocation as an invitation from God and that each person to whom this invitation is given has to make a choice and respond. After the talk, the community spend some time in silent reflection. This was followed by confessions. The adoration began at 7.30 p.m. After supper, Fr. Mayank Parmar sdb, the vocation promoter of the Gujarat region gave the good night talk. He spoke of the seven vital lessons that one could learn from a glass of water. After the good night talk, all the boys went to meet their respective vocation promoters.
On September 23, 2014, the vocation promoters along with the Vice-Provincial, Fr. Ajoy Fernandes, joined the community for the Eucharist at 6.30 a.m. The Eucharist was celebrated by Fr. McEnroe Lopes, vocation promoter of the Mumbai region. At 9.00 a.m, the meeting of the vocation commission commenced. It ended at 12.00 noon. After lunch at 12.30 p.m, the members of the vocation commission left Lonavla for their respective communities.