Students Retreat Report
ANNUAL RETREAT: Sacred Heart College animates the Christian students for a Spiritual Journey,
“Seek the Lord while He may be found.” Isaiah 55:6.
On 5th March 2021, Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Tirupattur, had arranged the annual retreat for the all the Christian students of the college. The theme of the retreat was “Seek the Lord while He may be found.” Isaiah 55:6. Fr. Jesudoss for the Tamil students and Rev. Fr. Dominic Matthews for FOSS were the animators. It was a one day retreat. Rev. Dr. John Alexander welcomed Rev. Fr. Jesudoss and Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antony Raj welcomed Rev. Fr. Dominic Matthews. The animators animated and prepared the students for well the sacrament of reconciliation and helped them to take part in the Holy Eucharist. The retreat ended with the Holy Eucharist around 5.00 p.m. Around 700 students participated and Savio Altar Servers and Adonai Choir were the volunteers who helped the animators coordinating with the Campus Minister, brothers’ incharge and staff respectively.
The animation had two sessions of talks in the forenoon and two other sessions after lunch; the animators prepared the students for the sacrament of reconciliation and helped them to take part in the Holy Eucharist. The animators reflected on the theme and made sure that all the students were able to think about their life focusing on God. There were also interactive sessions with questions and answers. The animators instilled that God is loving and forgiving. We people have to seek the Lord in our lives. The retreat was a very fruitful experience for the students and there were several feedbacks at the end and all were very positive. The students were able to realize God and got themselves refreshed. Rev. Dr. John Alexander, Rector & Secretary thanked the animators with the words of appreciation.