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Glimpses of Events Organised by the Crusaders – August 2022



Conclave for Leading Members of the Boys Cell

The leading Boys Cell members of the ACJM Youth Ministry got together for a conclave on 9th and 10th July 2022 at a place in South Goa. Such ministry-oriented conclaves are part of a regular and lifelong formation process for the leading cadres of the ACJM. At every conclave, much time is spent reflecting on one's life in the light of God's Word. In addition, participating together in the Holy Mass, spending time adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, having fellowship with one another, planning various organisational events, all these serve as means of developing a strong Christian bond amongst the members.

Conference for Religious Sisters  

On Thursday 14th July 2022, the Crusaders conducted a Conference for the Little Sisters of the Poor at their Home in Carmona Goa. The religious nun sisters belong to an international Congregation founded by Saint Jeanne Jugan in 1839 in Brittany, France. Their unique mission is to care for the elderly poor till the end of their lives.

Conclave for ACJM Head Office Staff 

A conclave was held for the ACJM Head Office staff from 21st to 23rd July 2022 at a place in South Goa. Besides meditating on the Word of God and having fellowship with one another, the members also sat together to plan for the coming organisational events.

An Evening of Praise, Worship & Fellowship

The Music Ministry of the Crusaders got together for a melodious evening of praise, worship and fellowship on Sunday, 24th July at Our Lady of Merces Chapel, Vaddem-Vasco. The live sessions of praise, worship, skit, and various other events were a welcoming break for the Music ministry after a long spell of pandemic.



National-Level, All-India Online Retreat Conference for Religious Sisters 

The Crusaders were invited to conduct a national-level, all-India retreat Conference online for the Little Sisters of the Poor on Thursday 28th July 2022. The Conference was well attended by hundreds of religious nun Sisters from their Homes in  the following places: Bangalore, Chennai, Erode, Goa, Guntur, Jabalpur, Kolkata, Mangalore, Mumbai, Mysore, Sawantwadi, Secunderabad, and Tuticorin.


Special Online Prayer Session on '1st Saturday'

6th August 2022, being the 1st Saturday of the month, a special Prayer Session was conducted by the Crusaders Online over the zoom app. Crusaders from Goa, India and all over the world got together to consecrate themselves to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and also to seek the intercession of Our Blessed Mother for the upcoming Inner Healing Retreat and inner healing session in the month of August.

Orientation Session for Leaders of the ACJM Boys Cell  

An orientation session was held for the leaders of the ACJM Boys Cell on 7th August 2022 at the ACJM Head Office in Vasco.

Online Konkani Retreat  

An online Konkani (local language of Goa) Retreat was conducted by the Crusaders over the zoom app from 10th August to 12th August 2022. The retreat was well attended by participants from various parts of Goa.

Online Inner Healing Retreat followed by an Inner Healing Session

A 2-day online inner healing retreat on the life of Joseph (from the Book of Genesis) was conducted by the Crusaders on 13th and 14th August 2022. In the retreat, Br. Edmund dealt with a wide category of common inner wounds that are inflicted upon one's soul as a result of certain bad experiences in one's life from the time of conception to the present moment. The talks of Day 1 and Day 2 of the retreat are now available on YouTube for your ready reference. Click of the thumbnail below to view the same.

Inner Healing Retreat: Day 1

Inner Healing Retreat: Day 2

The 2-Day retreat was widely attended by participants from all across the globe and culminated into a special online Inner Healing Session on 15th August 2022.