FATIMA HIGH SCHOOL - AMBARNATH: STD X D-E-F RETREAT
December 19, 2014
One Hundred and Thirty students of STD X, of Fatima High School, today had the opportunity to be guided by Fr. Glenford Lowe in a Class X retreat. The theme for the retreat was ' Clean Up My River Campaign'. It was a novel way in which the young students could spend time focusing on their journey in life so far and to make the 'cleaning changes' to start flowing through life meaningfully with God's grace.
The session began with a prayer song that had video clips on interfaith prayer moments. We are all called to be 'lovers of God' and be 'lovers of humanity too'. The students were then invited to review their own God experience and to live out this experience by reaching out to people in need too. Through the help of a number of life examples and personal testimonies, the young students were able to see the importance of making a significant contribution to society and at the same time to be based on deep religious beliefs and practices.
The final session on the 'Clean My Personal River of Life Campaign' was very practical, deep and soul searching too. "This is the first time I connect with my life so deeply," said a young student at the end of the session. Every student was invited to reflect on their personal 'defining moment' where they changed forever - for good or for bad! The final moment of writing down their legacy was another deep moment of the reflective process. The final song 'Be the Best' summed it all up.
"Motivating and inspiring the world with love and peace" - Mohit Maske X D
"It was a really good and enjoyable experience" - Philip David X D
"An awesome session. A defining Moment for me!" - Jevina Verghese X
"Really changed my life...wonderful session. Thank you Fr. " - Sudeshna Dinda X F
"Wonderful experience of my life" - Stella Jaywant
"After this session, just praying for your health so that you can change the minds of so many young people" - Subi Jacob
"You showed me who I am" - Divesh A. H
"You showed me the way that i should move in life. I have created my 'defining 'point'. Thank you" - Sahil Durija X E
God Bless you all and thank you for your warm welcome, hospitality and cooperation all through these two days.