Sumedha Centre does not usually hold programs from early December to mid-March, as the place is rather cold.
During this period the Director the Centre is usually engaged in Outreach Programmes, responding to the invitations he receives from various institutes.
In January he did two programmes outside the country, one in Myanmar and the other in Thailand. The Myanmar programme was for priests and religious of the Yangon diocese. The Thailand programme was for the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Bangkok. Reports on these two programmes will be found in later posts at this blog.
Something very satisfying were the opportunities that came to the Director as he was elected a Delegate of the New Delhi Salesian province to the General Chapter of the Congregation held in Rome from February 22nd to April 12.
As part of the Chapter programme, he was able to visit Turin where the Salesian Congregation had its beginnings, Becchi the birthplace of Don Bosco, the cities of Naples and Florence and a pilgrimage to Assisi.
Most importantly he was able to meet Pope Francis during the private audience granted to the members of the General Chapter.
On his way back he was also able to visit the USA and pick up some further psychotherapeutic skills as well as meet his professors and friends.
There will be later posts that will give more detailed accounts of these experiences.
Now it is time to get ready for the next Sumedha Sadhana that begins on May 22. We are glad to report that we have a house-full this time and the registration is closed.
We have two other Sumedha Sadhana programmes this year, beginning July and September, both for nine weeks. Registrations are open for both.