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Saturday, March 2, 2019

JUBILEE CELEBRATION

We the Jesuit Novices were elated to celebrate the 450th birth anniversary of St. Aloysius Gonzaga the patron of youths and lepers and the 400th death anniversary of St. Alphonsus Rodriguez. We had a cluster of programmes beginning from the prayer service. Jesuit novices hosted a play which depicted the life of St. Aloysius, in response to it the neighbouring religious and benefactors gave a standing ovation. 



To embellish the joy our senior Fathers played an important role by performing a vocal orchestral music. The day turned to be inspiring to all by the eloquent and regaling talk of Fr.Fredrick  D’silva on the life of the above Saints we called it a day after having tea and sumptuous snack.

St Francis Xavier Feast


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Our revelry knew no bounds as our hearts were raring to celebrate this popular feast. Guided meditation as well as the shared prayer on the life of St. Francis Xavier enlivened us with the zestful spirit and ardor. The neck and neck football match in the evening was indeed breathtaking. All of us could wind down ourselves and thereby we attributed our victory to St. Francis Xavier. The solemn mass presided over by Fr. Almeida was a source of spiritual nourishment. Truly all became blissful owing to the inspiring homily of Fr. Olvin Veigas and not to mention the seraphic choir by the Novices. Eventually, we savored the culinary delights during dinner as one family, reminiscing about the idyllic experiences of the day.


INTER NOVITIATE COURSE

We were privileged to attend this INTER NOVITIATE COURSE from 5th- 9th of November 2018 animated by the Maestro of Ignatian Spirituality Fr. Freddie D’Silva SJ on the theme Discernment. With the Jesuit NOVICES the Sisters from FSI, ALVERNA and HOLY SPIRIT benefitted from this course. Father’s esoteric session never being mundane and his palpable examples were ineluctable. 




My ethos towards Discernment began to bolster to a higher level. His delectable jokes which always had a deep moral value embedded in it where undeniably helping us to keep our chin up! To make the session more lively we had group discussions and this made us to learn from each other’s experience.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Volley Ball Match

The month of September was refulgent with sportive extravaganzas.  A sense of enhancement brought to us neck and neck competitions with the LOYOLA ITI students, the youth of IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY church, the brothers of TRINITY,  JEEVALAYA and MCBS. Each point famished the players to flaunt their skills to keep up their spirits.  





The Religious and the spectators kept on wringing their hands and cheered the players with gusto.  At the end of each match we were petered out, to regain our strength we came together keeping aside our victories and losses and had a good healthy snack.  This helped us to grow in our relationship with our neighbors.  Above all these matches and practices made us to integrate our spiritual life to the reality by positively accepting the situations as they came in the forms of winning and losing.  We grew in sensitivity towards our fellow companions and others by being available and by giving equal chances to all.

Horizon 2018-19

Horizon 2018-19 commenced with a bang on the 3rd of September.  The extravaganza with three terrific teams lasted four days, doing justice to the theme “Riding with the son and companions”.  The events were fastidiously organized by the co-ordinators.  




Fr. John Pradeep witnessed the inaugural ceremony.  In order to enliven every morning, creative mass was arranged respectively.  Curiously enough, all could dispense with their inhibitions, fear and individual complexes.  It was indeed a spectacular platform for every novice to bring out the best in them.  These gala days entailed fun games, cultural events, mind boggling games, as well as athletics.  What is more!  The competitions culminated on September 7th.  Putting up the best of hits for the community.  As all exclaimed that they had breathtaking experience, this year’s horizon will evoke nostalgia in all the hearts of novices in the days to come.




IGNIS CUP 2018

On the occasion of St. Ignatius feast, a couple of competitions were organized to enrich and enhance the Novices.  It was rather a time of exploration of talents and getting along with the companions. Having been divided into three groups all performed at their best to do justice to MAGIS. 




Fathers from the main community were the judges for the particular contests.  Seeing the active participation and creativity they appreciated us for our input.  Each activity was peculiar and the diligence of the coordinators was praise worthy.  To evoke a smile on the winners of IGNIS CUP, the prizes were distributed which egged on each Novice to strive harder in the future.








Independence day 2018

Overwhelmed with patriotic vibration, the community celebrated the 72nd INDEPENDENCE DAY in MSJ.  We began the day with the solemn Mass presided over by Fr. John Baptist wherein even the parishioners from Kalena Agrahara joined us.  Shortly after the mass the National flag was unfurled by Fr. Olvin Veigas, SJ with utmost reverence.  



The day was embellished by the well organized picnic which broadened the realm of experience and fun.  Visiting Lalbagh and Vidhana Soudha gave us a feeling of true independence.  The best part of the day was the special banquet arranged at Ashirvad where all the Novices had their fill.  The mesmerising travel by Metro blew our minds to the core. Returning home was quite painful yet it rejuvenated us all to love liberty with responsibility.