The annual retreat of the ICLA students for Academic Year 2015-2016 started on August 24, 2015. The Theme of this year's retreat is CALLED to be AWAKE, AWARE, and ATTENTIVE.
After the Community Morning Prayer, Fr. Sammy Canilang CMF, Director of ICLA, introduced the Retreat Master, Fr. Marcellino Fonts, CMF - a Spanish missionary, who lived in Japan for forty years. More information about Fr. Fonts, especially his participation in the establishment of ICLA, will be written in another article.
Each day of the retreat has two conferences: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. There are also two guided meditations. The Eucharistic celebration is usually at 11:00 AM except on the last day which will be the culminating activity at 5:30 PM. Each night at 8:15 is the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament for adoration.
In the first conference, Fr. Marcellino Fonts posed these questions: Am I awake? Fully awake? Some of the highlights of the first two conferences are shown in the slides below.