Past Pupil Meet – INM
9th July 2017.
Auxilium Home, Katpadi.
The meeting took place on 9th July 2017 at Auxilium Home in Katpadi, Vellore. 102 past pupils and 14 sisters from 14 houses participated. The whole session was led by Ms. Jeromea. The meeting started at 9.30 am with a prayer service conducted by Sr. Lidvin from Polur unit. Ms. Victoria, the Past Pupil President welcomed the participants. Sr. Amala Dass wished and gave her blessings to everyone.
Sr. Amali Alexander, the General Coordinator in the first session, spoke on “Verification: Experience of encounter that transforms towards Triennial Evaluation”. In that, she discussed the goals of the 23rd General Chapter and also she explained how to deal with the obstacles to the goals of the General Chapter. She also mentioned that the 24th General Chapter will be held on October 2018. At 10.45 am there was a break and refreshments were served.
At 11.10 am the next session begun. In that Sr. Jayaceli, ——– spoke on “Young People, Synod – Past Pupils”. She spoke about past pupils’ life, the meaning of synod, youth, faith and vocation discernment. Especially, she insisted on the responsibility of past pupils in dealing with today’s youth. She asked the young past pupils to go through the website ‘www.exallieve.fma.org’ and fill the Vatican Synod Document.
After that, a group discussion was conducted and the past pupils were divided into 10 groups. The discussion was about salesian spirituality, strengthening the past pupil association, life according to Gospel values. At 1.30 pm there was a lunch break.
After lunch, the consolidated points of the group discussion were again discussed in the general assembly by Sr. Glorina Reeta. She also insisted on creating a webpage for the past pupil association in order to update and develop the activities. Also, she encouraged the past pupils to write articles in the newsletter called ‘Vibration’.
Following that, three past pupils of 80’s batch Ms. Sachu Kumari, Ms. Sumathi and Ms. Mary Sumathi, shared their experiences about how the values learnt from the salesian family helped them in their development. After that, some past pupils from the gathering shared how they enjoyed the day.
At last Ms. Angel from Kodambakkam unit proposed the vote of thanks. The meeting ended successfully with a Mass.