Ryshivana, Sept 30, 2017: Fr. Joseph
D’Souza and Fr. Alvito Fernandes preached contemplative retreats to
various groups in the month of September. The tertians of the
congregation of the Daughters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus were lead
into deep prayer as a preparation for their final profession by Fr.
Joseph. The golden Jubilararians of the congregation of FSMA made a
three week retreat under the renowned preacher Fr. Alvito. The laity
also participated in a two week growth in prayer retreat by the same
preacher. The FCC sisters did a week’s retreat as a preparation for
their silver Jubilee which was preached by Fr. Joseph.
The Bethany sisters of the Southern province came in large number,
forty five of them, as the second batch, for an eight days retreat.
Fr. Alvito led them into heights of contemplation through these
Nourished by the Word, the meaningful celebrations of the Eucharist
and above all the contemplative adorations filled the retreatants
with the deep love of God. Ryshivana is blessed with numerous souls
who yearn for personal intimate encounters with the Beloved.