THEME OF THE RETREAT: LOOK AT JESUS AND BE RADIANT (PSALM 34:5)
We the members of South-East India Province had our annual retreat at Poondi Madha Retreat Centre, in the diocese of Kumbakonam from 18th September to 23rd September 2016. The spiritual event began at 9pm on 18th September. Rev. Fr. Joseph a totally blind priest from the Redeemtorist congregation was the retreat preacher. Though he had no light in his eyes his inner eyes were full of sight and filled with God’s power he could open the many eyes which were spiritually blind.
The focus of the retreat was to look at Jesus and be radiant. St. Jerome rightly said that ignorance of scripture is ignorance of Christ. Time and again throughout the retreat he emphasized upon the importance of the word of God and the assistance of the Holy Spirit to understand the word of God.
The retreat came on end with the anointing of the Holy Spirit of the participants followed by an evaluation of the retreat. Fr. A. Edward thanked the Almighty for his manifold blessings and the preacher for his dedicated preaching and the entire audience for their whole hearted participation in the retreat.
Fr. K. Dominic Savio