8-11 September 2014: Alphonsa Garden Meet 2014
On the blessed Feast of the Nativity of Our Lady on 8th Septemebr 2014, the blooming buds of Alphonsa Garden from different parts of kerala and Tamil Nadu gathered in the portals of the Sacred Heart College Chalakudy to attend the Alphonsa Garden Meet 2014. The four day programme was inaugurated by His Excellency Mar Pauly Kannukadan, the Bishop of Irinjalakuda by lightting the traditional lamp. His sweet message was inspiring and edifying. He encouraged the children to imbibe the spirituality of the Native Saint of Kerala who holds the children very dearly to her bosom. Rev. Sr. Dhanya Bastin, the Provincial Superior of Irinjalakuda accorded a cordial welcome to everyone. Through the eloquent Presidential address Rev. Sr. Geo Maria, the Asst. Superior General exhorted the children to be another saint, following the virtuous life of St. Alphonsa. Sr. Ancil, the General Councillor, Sr. Lilly Maria, Principal SH College Chalakudy and Sr. Joicy, General Animator of Alphonsa Garden felicitated the occasion. Kumari Dhanya Paulson (Irinjalakuda) garlanded the Holy Statue of St. Alphonsa.
Team including Sr. Dahnya, Sr. Beena, Sr. Ushas, Sr. Josiya, Sr. Jaisy
and Sr. Ceelia gave guidance to the spiritual renewal programme that was
followed. The classes on love of God, sanctity of life, new life in
Christ, reconcilliation and confession, a renewed person in the Holy
Spirit etc. inspired the children to be witnesses of Christ in the
modern era. Meaningful celebration of the Holy Mass, adoration of the
Holy Eucharist, prayer of Rosary, counselling etc. enlightened the
children to lead a holy life like St. Alphonsa. The blooming buds and
charming flowers of Alphonsa Garden sanctified their life and enjoyed
spiritual happiness anointed by the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit
during the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament held on
the final day. At the concluding session Prizes were distributed to the
winners of the Alphonsa Garden Quiz conducted at different Provinces.