Manresa Retreat House, Quezon City, Philippines
January 26, 2018
The first day began with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist presided by Fr. Roger Champoux, SJ.
After a sumptuous breakfast, everyone gathered at the newly built meeting hall for the grand opening ceremonies. It was a festive atmosphere right from the opening salvoto the presentation of delegates from ten countries.
Then provincial superior for the Indico pacifico province, Sr Thelma Barbarona FI, warmly welcomed the participants(insert photo) then followed the Orientation and reminders, and a Recall of the past two encounters of the Lay.
The participants this night presented a colorful variety show of dances and song coming from the different countries. It was a way of getting to know one another, first, by showing a video presentation about their own countries and then a lively and vibrant show followed performed by the participants themselves. It was a joyful, fun, and lovely evening full of camaraderie and fraternity.