Participants listening to Verbum Dei Sr Sandra Seow at the retreat.Participants listening to Verbum Dei Sr Sandra Seow at the retreat.
“This retreat offers many practical reminders that we should adopt in our daily working lives.  It especially reminds us of the critical importance of prayer life in our Catholic faith to be a full-time Christian”, shared Mr Joseph Santoso, CEO of AV Capital.

Mr Santoso made this comment after the Catholic Business Network (CBN)’s annual Lenten retreat, that brought together Catholic professionals and business owners for a day of talks, praise and worship and small group sharings.

A total of 50 participants attended the retreat, themed Come, Listen, Live – A Time To Listen, Enjoy And Project Your Life With God at the FMM House on March 29.

During the retreat, there were guided reflections by Verbum Dei Srs Sandra Seow and Maria Jose M Egido.
Sr Sandra SeowSr Sandra Seow
Sr Sandra commented, “It is so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life that we forget to set time and space to listen to God. This retreat is a good time to come closer to God, listen attentively to Him and bring our Christian faith alive in
the workplaces and family life.”

In addition, several business owners and professionals shared their experiences and exchanged perspectives on their faith experiences.

Mr Wilson Tan shared his challenges in his journey with Christ to become a faithful witness at work. He attended the retreat to share his different life experiences throughout the years to help others in the workplace.

The day concluded with mass celebrated by Jesuit Fr Colin Tan.

“I am so glad that I attended. The Catholic working adults certainly [need] such a retreat”, shared participant Dorothy Pang, who works as a graphic designer.

The Catholic Business Network aims to help individuals  lead more Christ-centred work lives and become shepherds of Christ in the marketplace.

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