Two retreats were held at Sumedha Centre in July. The first from July 11- 20 and the other from July 4 to August 2.
The retreats were based on the theme of “Desert as Wilderness and
Paradise” – a theme inspired
by Henry Nouwen.
The focal text was Mk. 1. 13. “He was with the wild beasts and the angels ministered to him.”
This retreat was a time to confront one’s inner demons (“wild beasts”) and experience intimacy with God (“ministering angels”).
Meditation on chosen scriptural texts was the basic tool for the encounter with self and God, with the Director of the Retreat, Jose Parappully, presenting the theme for each day, which included Desert as Utter Helplessness (Elijah) and Renewal of Love (Hosea).
Participants expressed great satisfaction about their Retreat experience at Sumedha.