"Trekking to Heaven"Examiner article by the Rosarian Youth Group

Updated: Jan 31, 2021

"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions," said Oliver Wendell Holmes.

With a New Year begins a new journey. The youth of Our Lady of Rosary Church, Goregaon West, along with our spiritual director, Fr Anto Denish, went on a trek to Igatpuri ('heaven of Maharashtra') on January 10, 2021. The young hearts were restless, yet ready for the amazing journey that lay ahead. At Satyagiri Dominican Retreat Centre, Igatpuri, arrangements were made to refresh ourselves before we began the trek. The heat was scorching, yet we did not give up; many helping hands helped us climb the mountain; we had a wonderful time after reaching the top, as we clicked pictures and shared stories.

After a tiring descent, we had a refreshing dip in the lake, followed by a sumptuous lunch at the Retreat Centre. Fr Anto celebrated the Holy Eucharist; we truly understood the vision of Jesus for us youth—staying together and serving others. After tea, we prepared for our journey back home after a concluding prayer. We thanked the priests at the Retreat Centre for making us comfortable.

It was indeed a memorable experience for each one of us, and we had many memories to take back. Climbing the mountain together and being there for one another helped us understand our mission as youth to serve our parish.

Maria Raichel Chettiar

From the Examiner JAN 23 - 29, 2021


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