The teachers of Auxilium Convent School, Dum Dum spent a fruitful day with God on 22nd October, 2016 with their hearts and minds tuned to His Word. The session which stretched from 8 00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. which was animated by Rev. Fr. Biji Thomas SDB, who really brought Jesus to the teachers through his preaching on the Word of God. Fr. Biji primarily spoke on sin, suffering and surrender. He started his session by referring to some of the most comforting lines in the Bible, Come to me all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. (Mt. 11:28)
Father went on to beautifully elaborate on the yoke; the Lord is calling each one of us to carry, which we, due to our limited understanding consider to be merely a burden. Father helped the teachers to prepare their hearts to receive Jesus in the Sacrament of Reconciliation by referring to ‘Man’s first Disobedience and showing them how sin is a stumbling block in the way of grace.
The post-lunch session was spent on Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Confessions, the recital of the rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet and preparation for the Holy Eucharist.
Throughout the session the teachers experienced the power and presence of the living God amidst them. The Deliverance Prayer and the Special Blessing at the end of the session sanctified not only the teachers and the institution but also their families they had left behind at home. Father was kind enough to stay much beyond the time allotted, for sessions of personal counseling. In a word it was a real encounter with Jesus for each and every teacher.
Miss. Janelle Rodrigues