Overnight Retreat for Std.10 Catholic Students on 16th and 17th July 2022 at Vinayalaya

An overnight retreat for all Catholic students of Std.10 from the different Jesuit schools of the Mumbai Province was organised by the Jesuit School Board on 16th and 17th July 2022. 37 students from different schools in South Mumbai – Campion, St.Mary’s –ICSE, St.Mary’s -SSC, St.Xavier’s High School -Fort and St.Xavier’s Boys’ Academy alongwith 5 staff members attended this retreat.

There were a number of interesting and serious sessions like self identity and self esteem, a Bible Quiz, Multiple Intelligence, Word of God alongwith fun sessions of Ice breakers, chart making, a movie, a football game etc. which was a good learning experience for me. I mixed and mingled with boys of the above schools and made many new friends.

The ambience, the greenery, the beauty of nature which is not easily seen in a city was breath-taking. The food and rooms were well prepared. Fr.Ivan s.j. and Br.Ambrose s.j. kept us busy, active, thinking and reflecting throughout our retreat. This is an unforgettable experience for me and I got to learn more about myself and God – Jesus too. I am grateful to my Principal – Ms.Preema Noronha who accompanied me for the two days at Vinayalaya.

Jonathan Fernandes