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For who aspires to follow Christ…
The DHS Nigeria vice province organized a weekend program for those seeking to follow Christ in religious life and those who really want to understand better their relationship with God.
The programme took place at Renee Burel Centre, Ilesa from the 15th- 17th of November 2019. Twenty-one participants (Aspirants) took part in the programme. There were also 8 DHS sisters and an SMA priest in attendance. The program commenced uniquely with the individuals writing their expectations and essay about themselves.
On the 16th, Saturday, which was the 2nd day, there was a talk on ‘Responding to God's Invitation of Love. The talk was delivered by Rev. Fr. Vale (SMA). The lecture centred of knowing God as the initiator of calls. According to the priest, God is the One who initiates calls, but human has a choice to make either to accept or reject the call. The lecturer further said that most of the time people become a barrier to their own vocation, whereas it should not be so. After the lecture, a time was set aside for personal reflection whereby the aspirants were given some Bible quotations to pray with. There was also a film show on the Call of Abraham. Sr. Grace Abbah also shared with the participants, the history of the congregation, after which followed a rosary procession. A Social Night party was also featured. Both the aspirants and Sisters present took active part in the presentation.
Sunday, 17 was the day of departure. The programme came to an end with the Eucharistic celebration.
Sr. Patricia Akinremi DHS. Published on November 21th, 2019.