LENTEN SPIRITUAL EXERCISES IN RUIRU
Between the 24th and the 28th of March 2014, the members and candidates of the Ruiru Center gathered together in the house Chapel for a series of Lenten Spiritual Exercises. The theme of these days was taken from a verse by the Founder:“We adore you alone in spirit and in truth.” These sessions were a prayerful opportunity in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. A selection of Psalms and Gospel passages were read to accompany the adoration. We thank God for abundant blessings He showered on us during these days.
“Serving the Word”
The Members, Candidates and Aspirants who are catechists in the SDC Centre in Ruiru met for a Seminar on Sunday 23rd March 2014. The Theme was: “SERVING THE WORD – grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of the Lord remains forever.” (1 Pt 1:24-25) There were sharing and talks on the theme and on our vocation as catechists, and SDC Member Roberto Zammit, through video-conferencing, shared some reflections and a message of encouragement with thecatechists.
“COME, FOLLOW ME.”
During the weekend between the 28th of February the 2nd of March 2014 a Live-In was organised for the Members and First-Year Candidates of Ruiru. The theme was “Come, follow me” (Mt 4, 19). Through Lectio Divina, communal prayer, reflections and discussions, this was an opportunity for the members of the Assignment group to know one another and the Society more, while reflecting on their discipleship, as Christians and as Members and Candidates in the SDC.
Activities in Poland
A group of about 25 boys and girls from St Luke’s Parish in Poznań took part in an activity held during the winter holidays from Monday 10th to Sunday 16th February 2014 by the SDC in Poznań. During this week the children prepared a small play entitled “Confusion in the world of fairytales”, which was presented to the parents and parishioners on Sunday afternoon. Everyday, the childen had time for sports activities in the nearby school’s gym, short catechesis, cooking sweets which were used as a treat on Sunday’s meeting and crafts involving the building of the drama props.