The assembly began the session with a short video clip on the multiplication of the bread.
Sr. Margaret was the facilitator of the day. The participants were given the whole morning for continental meetings. The first part of the afternoon was retrospection on what has been in the past two weeks. Thereafter, an overview of the coming week’s topics was presented. The second part of the session was the presentation of the survey results on what congregational/provincial/regional structures are helpful and not helpful.
The Sisters were then requested to look into the matters that need clarification, issues that are to be worked out, which were later presented to the assembly. A number of points were raised for further discussions, which would be considered in making the action plan for each continent.
As preparation for the scheduled exposure to different social welfare centers on October 25, Sr. Mary Margaret SSpS of India South, together with her team members – Fr. Edward Thomas and Fr. Andrew S Raja, gave an orientation. They introduced DREAM INDIA NETWORK PROJECT. They gave a better understanding of the current Indian reality from the point of view of those living in the periphery. They presented as well the initiatives taken by Dream India Network Team.
The Don Bosco Skill Mission (the venue of the Assembly) family organized a campfire where all their administrators, staff and students, together with the participants of the Assembly gathered to enjoy the evening. The festivity started with the lighting of the bonfire by representatives from the continents. One from each continent came forward delivering a unique message while putting fire on pile of wood. It was an evening set apart for interacting, singing, dancing and dining together.