As a preparation for our centennial celebration of the presece of SVD in our Manggarai region, we collaborated with the government and had meetings and made some program on giving retreats.
Some proposals were presented to the local government: Giving recollection to the teachers and the students in the sub-district; giving self-awareness programmes to the teachers; asking the teachers to share their experience on the presence of the SVD in our Region, etc. The outcome of it was very positive as the teachers were overwhelmed by the presence of the SVD among them and giving them recollection. They were all reminded of the SVD presence for 100 years in that region. They were so touched by it and requested us to do it yearly. And we already decided to continue and it will become one of our pastoral activities in our province.
Hiburdin Vitalis SVD, Mission Secretary