Friday, November 15, 2019

Retreat for the Sisters of Our Lady of Fatima, Goa.....

Six days of prayer and reflection with the sisters of Fatima....they were 14 of them....they run a aged home and there are 45 inmates....mostly all goats....the sisters do a wonderful work for these women...they are all well looked after and cared for.....the convent is just opposite across the road of our Monte Guirim Friary....it is about 2km.....lovely place...paddy fields all around and a quite sleepy village....Hindus and Catholics living peacefully.....

 I would walk up to our Friary ....it would take 20 minutes to go up and 20 to come down....wonderful sight of the sunset.....lovely fields....chapels all around....

 Paddy harvesting is going on....so the whether is very humid....
 Young and old Fatimaties.....


 A group photo.....small group easy to animate and a lot of time for spiritual direction.....

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Retreat for Apostolic Carmelites ....At Margaon Goa.....

 First time I was preaching to AC nuns....had to do a lot of reading to be in tune with the sisters...they normally have retreats organized on community level so you can expect small numbers....if you are used to big numbers then you might get disappointed.....they were 12 sisters.....some seniors and juniors.....Margaon was a familiar shore for me...as I have spent three years in our erstwhile formation house of KGM....I went around in the evening walks....especially Margaon market where I would shop....it is same after 25 years.....