Entries by Sunil Britto

The completion of the Language Course

PIC: The Brothers at the Living Root Bridge near Mawlynnong The Brothers returned from their various places of language immersion on November 22.  The Community prayer included a sharing of their experiences.  A further sharing of how valuable the exercise was for each of them followed.  An evaluation Language learning was then carried out, since […]

The joy of living simply

PIC: The brothers preparing their dinner in their simple village house.  On the 13th morning, 4 or us set out to Patharlyndan village – Edwin, Gambhir, Mahendra & myself. We were put up in an abandoned house that was used by teachers earlier. The house was just basic – with a tapped electric connection, no […]

My experience of immersion

PIC: Br. Willie D’souza with the students of Providence School The mystery I call God accompanied me on my journey to transformation. The ten days of Language Learning Immersion Experience was a real transformation experience. The venue that I chose, namely, the Providence School, for my immersion was God sent; the best according to me. […]

Shillong diaries continued

PIC: The Brothers having their meal in their simple house during the Immersion.  THE WEEK BEFORE THE IMMERSION Mon 6th :  Willie’s prayer in the morning revolved around a reflection. The Khasi classes were on prefixes and we ground our way thro’ the three hours taken. In the evening we discussed the alternatives to the […]

Shillong diaries

PIC: During a prayer service in Umtyrkhrang, one of the new locations where the Brothers will be moving to in January.       Ruvan, Roshan, Romeo, Jockey and Bipin went to Umtyrkhrang on 29th Oct. We attended the prayer service and to meet the community. It was very warm welcome by the local community. We were […]

Language Learning course enters the second week

PIC: The language teacher, Ms Alma Syiem in conversation with the tutors Sr Nelia, Ms Marylin and Sr Gemima. 23rd Oct  : MONDAY: The day began with a beautiful morning prayer conducted by Jockey and Bipin. The theme “Hunger & Thirst”, drew us to look within ourselves, into our own hunger and thirst. The morning session […]

Community Engagement – going deeper into real issues

PIC: Our wonderful hosts at Lurshai Centre: Sr Rosa, Sr. Rosaline, Sr. Gemima (Superior), Sr. Nelia and Sr. Happyline (Centre Director).   The second week of community engagement, facilitated by Fr Xavier and Sr Marykutty , plunged straight into a topic dear to Edmund Rice people across the world: EDUCATION. The work of Paolo Freire […]

Facilitation and Village Immersion

PIC: Ms Mayfereen Ryntathiang with the AST participants and members of a local self help group. The week opened with two days on “Facilitation skills for working with local community groups”. The sessions were expertly facilitated by Ms Mayfereen Ryntathiang who works for a local NGO and two colleagues, Joyfully Pathaw and Peace Marshillong. Detailed […]

The Missioning Ceremony

  The final event was the Missioning Ceremony on 8th October at the Lurshai Centre, Shillong. The unpredictable weather kept everyone guessing until the last minute but the rain clouds passed and we were able to sing “On Eagle’s Wings” in the sunshine outside. We did indeed feel carried on wings throughout the two programs […]

Advanced Skills Training in India ends on High Note

PIC: The Brothers are farewelled with a wonderful lunch. During the final days of the Advanced Skills Training program in Shillong there were reflections, evaluations, missioning and saying of goodbyes. This was the first ever AST and both participants and TST were very pleased with the way it went.  The overwhelming sense from the participants […]