As the clay is in the Potters hand so are we in Jesus’ hand”….
We the 19 juniors gathered in SJTC, Lonavala to prepare ourselves to take one step forward in our religious journey. In the morning Sr. Cecilia Crasta animated and helped us to pray the Psalms with much meaning which gave a start for our day with the Lord. The entire day was spent in much silence prayer, reflection and personal chat with Mary. The day was concluded with the Eucharist…
The beautiful day dawned and we began it with Lectio Divina sharing our reflections on the theme “Wedding feast at Cana.” The hearts were filled with joy during the Eucharist as we were encouraged by Fr. Xavier Devadas(SDB) in his homily to be the clay in the hands of the potter and to be filled with water which is poured in us by our formators who are guided by the Holy Spirit and Mary our Mother so that Jesus may turn this water of our life into the wine which will be shared to all those whom we encounter especially the young. With this thought, we 18 juniors renewed our vows for 1 year and 1 junior made her biennial vows which were received by Sr. Cecilia Crasta the delegate of the Superior General. We also received a clay pot as a reminder that we are the pot in the hands of Jesus our potter.
During the day we were animated by Sr. Cecilia Crasta and Sr. Supriya Noronha on the topic Docibilitas and Resilience and other aspects of religious life. It was really a great and memorable day for all of us.
We are grateful to Sr. Rita Dora Thomas our Provincial, Sr. Supriya Noronha and Sr. Cecilia Crasta for all they do for our Salesian formation journey.