Feast of Laura Vicuna
On 23rd January 2017, Auxilium convent Barasat Celebrated the Feast of Blessed Laura Vicuna with much solemnity, the patron of all the boarders. The statue of Blessed Laura was well decorated in the chapel. The boarders animated the liturgy with fervour and enthusiasm. During his homely Rev. Fr. Joe Kallarughat S.J. beautifully brought out the intention why we honour the saints. He said mainly they are models, teachers and intercessors for us. He also exhorted the young people especially our boarders to imitate the heroic virtues of Laura and turn to her for intercession. After the Mass the aspirants and the sisters felicitated the boarders with a festal song and sweets.
On 26th January the boarders, aspirants and the sisters celebrated 68th Republic day of our country. The day began with well animated Morning Prayer and solemn Eucharistic celebration. After the Eucharistic cerebration everyone gathered infront of the school for the flag hoisting ceremony. The celebration included a speech, patriotic song and dance performed by the boarders. In his speech Rev. Fr. Leo emphasized the need to have good leaders in our country and to be aware of each ones responsibility. At the end of the programme sweets were distributed to everyone.
In the afternoon the boarders celebrated the twin feast of Don Bosco and Blessed Laura Vicuna. The programme comprised of sings songs, song enactment, skit and dances based on the lives of these saints. In her speech Rev. Sr. Stella, the superior congratulated them for their dedication in honouring their patron saint and recommended them to be diligent in putting into practice the virtues they have depicted.
Day of Thanksgiving
In the evening the whole community together with our campus community had an hour of adoration as a token of our love and appreciation for each other. Since the aspirantate community soon will shift to the new house we bade them farewell. The day ended with an agape meal together and a short programme from the boarders. Sr. Leelamma the animator of Aspirantate thanked everyone and during the good night and highlighted the beauty of living together as a community and encouraged everyone to continue to live such simple and joyful life after the example of our founder St.John Bosco.