Claudina Pinto
BANDRA, SEPTEMBER 6, 2010: The annual Recollection cum Pilgrimage to Mt. Mary’s was held at Auxilium Convent, Pali Hill Bandra on September 5, 2010. There were seventy- four members who took part in the program.

Fr. Elias Dias welcomed the members of the Salesian family for the Recollection cum Pilgrimage. He thanked Sr. Theresa Joseph and her community for making all the necessary arrangements for the program. He also thanked Fr. Ivan Rodriques for accepting to celebrate the mass and preach the homily for the group.

Mrs. Claudina Pinto informed the members about forth coming Spiritual Retreat at Chinchwal Pune at the end of this month.

In the first session Sr. Phyllis Fernandez the National delegate of the Salesian family for FMA exposed with PowerPoint presentation the life and holiness of Don Michael Rua.

This was followed by a group discussion and sharing of ideas. In the second session she dealt with the lives of our Patrons: Don Bosco, Mary Mazarello and St. Francis de Sales.

Fr. Ivan Rodriques celebrated the Holy Eucharist. In his homily he spoke on blessed Mother Theresa. Her vocation and the crosses. All Christians are called to carry their own crosses. As members of the Salesian family we have our own crosses to carry. He encouraged the members to live as real Disciples of Christ. After lunch the members went in procession to Mt. Mary. On their way they recited the holy rosary and sang hymns. At the basilica a short prayer service was conducted prepared by the Pali Hill unit of the co-operators.

Mrs. Philomena Mendes thanked the sisters of Pali Hill Convent, Fr. Ivan Rodriques, Fr. Elias Dias and all the co-operators for making this program a success.