Students Annual Retreat - July 2019     

'Holiness is yours' was the mantra which echoed in the mind of youngsters from 5th to 7th of July at Sacred Heart Campus. Though these three days were the usual annual spiritual exercise, it was well attended and participated by the Christian students. It was blessed and inaugurated by Fr.Principal and Fr.Rector on 4th evening. There were 760 students who actively participated and they were devided into six smaller groups. These groups were animated by Fr.Sundar OFM Cap, Fr.Gandhi SDB, Fr.Kamalesh SDB, Fr.Sathyanathan SDB, Fr.Mani Lazar SDB, Fr.Xavier SDB and Grace team.

Temporary adoration chapel was created in the Oasis Hall and blessed Sacrament was exposed from 07.00 a.m. till 11.00 p.m. Many youngsters flocked to the chapel and spent qualitative time with the Lord in Sacred silence. There were also a group of youngsters who constantly engaged themselves in the intercessary prayers in the chapel.

The highlight of the Retreat was the sacrament of reconciliation. The second day of Retreat, the students were introduced to the sacrament of reconciliation and spiritual counselling. This session lasted for four hours in the evening and during that moment praise and worship was lead by the DB Voices in the indoor stadium. It was spectacular sight to see, 30 confessors and spiritual guides who were assisting these youngsters in this process healing. Few showers from above witnessed that evening as a sign of blessing.

The last day was a grand conclusion with review, resolution and solemn Eucharistic Celebration. The Eucharist was presided over by Fr. Rector and many youngsters gave their testimony during the Mass. These testimonies were the proof that these youngsters long to have experience of God and to live a holy life. We have also decided to have a few follow up programme, to keep this campus which keeps primacy of God as its first and foremost priority. With the grand lunch, we have departed happily with a firm decision to live a 'life of holiness.'

Rev.Fr.Mani Lazar sdb
Campus Minister.