An Encounter With God ANDHERI, AUGUST 21,2017, from 9a.m to 12:30p.m,Our annual retreat, Ms Valerie Mascarenhas,Our principal began with welcoming the main speaker Fr. Cletus D’souza our invaluable guide for the day.
Fr. D’souza focused on the three Quotient’s namely the Holiness Quotient, the Happiness Quotient and the Spiritual Quotient. He separate the word retreat itself which was our stating point and said that we would ‘Re’ – ‘Treat’.As educator’s we need to bring out the best from our children. We need to have an attitude of gratitude. The 3- Moment /minute Capsule i.e. 1)Thank God ,2)Saying Sorry- I admit I made a mistake,SIN/ FAULT He encouraged the staff to take time out using the triple 8- we need to have 8 hours of sleep ,8 hours of work and 8 hours of family, friends, funand frolic. This was followed by a song “Its a beautiful day.’He also spoke of Mother Theresa who had a string of humanitarian qualities of self portrait. We were made to reflect on drawing out a self-portrait of ourselves, a self examining of ourselves in this busy life of ours, an enriching exercise in itself. Fr.Cletus carried out activities that helped us reflect and taught us methods of prayer to help us reflect using our 5 fingers -1)Thumb –Closet to our hearts, 2) Pointer –Mentoringuiding, 3) Middle – Authority (leaders), 4) Ring- Love , 5) Little –Little ones.