SINGAPORE – The deaf community from Johor and Singapore attended a two-day annual retreat themed "Jesus the bread of Life" at St. Francis Xavier Major Seminary on Dec 7-8.

It was conducted by Brother Lionel Thomas, a seminarian from the Malacca-Johor diocese.

Participants were given a deeper insight and understanding of the Eucharist. Other activities included Praise and Worship during which members jumped and clapped as they let their "fingers do the talking"; Holy Hour when they knelt in adoration and prayed in Sign Language; a forum; and meditation based on biblical verses.

Last December members of the Singapore Catholic Deaf Community and interpreters met with their counterparts from Rome and Milan, in Singapore. The Italian contingent was led by Father Savino. The guests were also taken to see the lights and life at Orchard Road. The Italian Group then left for Kuala Lumpur and Malacca.

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