Monday, May 10, 2010

West-Zone Sammelan 3 - 6th May -- Bombay

Dear Cedric and the Steering Committee members: Arun, Rosario, Joe, and Raj

Thanks to each one of you and your team work the Sammelan started off on the right note and ended on a high note! It was such a grace-filled gathering among companions and friends. There was room for differences of opinions and yet there was enough space for collaboration and dreaming future dreams for the Zone, the Assistancy (our country) and the Society of Jesus.

Thank you for the meticulous planning and the consequent smooth flow of events and people. I liked the interaction session with the non-Jesuits. It was hard to listen to some of the stuff but I felt it was honest and with a lot of good-will. A good listening exercise. The short presentations were pointed and insightful but the group discussions were the best part of the samellan.

I now hope the statement will act as a good guide for all of us in the follow-up months until October. Then we can look forward to the National Sammelan and more national action.

Thank you once again for giving of your time, energy and talent for the benefit of the entire Zone - 700 odd Jesuits! God bless each of you. Hope you now have time to rest and relish!
Tony da Silva SJ

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