It has been a year since we celebrated Foundress Day. We have been waiting eagerly for this year’s celebration to come as we were told that it would be simple and yet meaningful.

We were given a few questions to discuss among our different levels about the topic “ Cultivate Thoughtfulness ” and to share them on that day.

Initially, we were unable to answer the questions given. As we slowly calmed our minds and moved towards our inner self, we were able to think about our strengths and weaknesses as we related our experiences when we were in our “ darkest ” days or when we were in bright spirits.

On that morning when I walked into the hall, I was attracted by the St. Mary Euphrasia’s portrait placed nicely on the table cloth and surrounded by different pots of plants. Suddenly, the stage seemed to turn into a sacred place. As I went nearer to have a clearer look, I paid my respects to this great lady who contributed her entire life and experiences to this ministry and how it benefited many people around the world.

We started the celebration with a prayer by one of the teachers, followed by a speech from Ms Tan Poh Cheng, Executive Director.

Then we proceeded to “ break the ice ” and carried out a simple activity to allow the teachers to interact with the staff from the same mission groups.

We started conducting the Commissioning ceremony for the new teachers and staff last year. So this year, the new colleagues were also invited on stage to have their blessings from our organization

We proceeded to have  high tea prepared by the management for about an hour. We began our sharing session and the staff were invited to share their encounters and experiences with their fellow colleagues, using power point presentation.

The celebration ended after the sharing session and I believe that it must have been a fruitful day for everyone as we headed home to spend quality time with our loved ones.

Foundress Day 2018 PP for blog

Written by Mrs Leow ( PN Assistant Teacher )