The spiritual exercises is a solid foundation where a Jesuit becomes Christo-centric. It is here that one looks deeply into the eyes of Christ and gets rooted and grounded in his love, to think, to act, and speak like Christ in the contemporary world.
Fr. PETER HANS kolvenbach says in his letter spiritual formation in Novitiate, the aim is not to do something extraordinary, but to make the novices gain firsthand knowledge of the life that awaits them as a JESUIT. After the spiritual exercises we were like saplings growing beside an ever flowing stream. Now, as a sapling deepens on its roots for growth, so we too are rooted our faith in God and build our trust on him.
‘HERE I AM SEND ME’ was the immediate response of the second year novices, as we showed our missionary zeal to serve Christ’s people. We were spread out in the different villages of BIJAPUR, MUNGOD and MANVI-PANUR. In every struggle we underwent, each of us were able to say “BEHOLD THE HANDMAID OF THE LORD, LET IT DONE TO ME ACCORDING TO YOUR WILL”.
Mission experiment was a good opportunity for us to fulfill our desire and to taste our future mission.