Religious pose for a photo at their day of recollection.
Be role models so that others may glorify God.

This was one message emphasised at a day of recollection for Religious aspirants and those in their initial levels of Religious formation.

Redemptorist Fr George Puthenpura challenged the 18 young men and 14 young women gathered at St Patrick’s School on July 17 to be joyful people who are called to love.

Conversion has to happen among them first so that they can live authentic lives, he said in his talk titled Formation for Mission in a Post Modern World.

He urged them to be role models so that others may glorify God and said it is important to journey with others through interpersonal interaction and help them know God who is Emmanuel.
Fr George highlighted Elijah, the Good Samaritan and the Samaritan Woman as examples of good witnessing for the post-modern world.

Participants later broke into five groups to discuss their vision of life and mission in the future.

By Sr Doreen Soh, FdCC