“Lord Send Me!” – Missionary Week 2014 at Divyadaan Nashik
The second edition of the ‘Missionary Week’ at Divyadaan, Nashik was celebrated from 17th – 22nd November 2014 organized by Divyadaan Missionary Group. The missionary group animates the community 11th of every month commemorating the first missionary expedition of the congregation and it also gives the information about the missionary activities of the congregation through a notice board. The group also gathers information about the missionaries from the province and delivers it to the community.
“Lord Send Me”, the theme of the Salesian Mission Day 2015 highlighted the events of the whole missionary week. Fr. Robert Pen, the Rector inaugurated the Missionary Week by emphasizing the missionary dimension of each Salesian and of the whole congregation.
Fr. Tony D’Souza, a veteran Salesian missionary, gave a conference for the whole community on the scope of missionary vocation as the theme of the missionary week is focused on the missionary vocation. He enumerated various practical aspects given in the documents of the General Chapter 21. He also shared his thoughts on the great missionary of Christianity, St. Paul.
A video on the theme “Lord Send Me” prepared by the missionary department of the congregation was screened. The video concentrated on the lucid understanding of this special vocation in the congregation.
The missionary week was enriched with the cultural day programme organized by the Divyadaan academic council with the variety of cultural items of India. There was a drawing completion also conducted for the brothers. The participants came up with creative ideas on the missionary week through their artistic skills. Finally, the missionary week was concluded with the movie on the life of Bl. Stephen Sandor SDB. The missionary week was an informative as well as inspiring experience for the clerics at Divyadaan. And this initiative of the missionary group of Divyadaan was appreciated.