Zway: It was really a moment of get-together for the entire Salesian family as they gathered at Zway Don Bosco for the tri-monthly retreat of the first semester. The retreat was scheduled for 30-31 December, even though everyone could not arrive for 30th.
A few representatives from each community arrived already on 30th and the retreat began with the Solemn Christmas Novena at 6 pm. After the Novena followed the supper after which there was a spiritual film for those who wished to see. On the following day the assembly gathered again at 9 am in the community chapel for the Morning Prayers and animation on the Strenna of the Rector Major which was coordinated by the Salesian Sisters. After the animation program Bp. Abraha Desta gave the conference in which he spoke at length about the faith journey of Abraham our father in faith, and the faith journey that each one was called to make. After the conference there was moment for the sacrament of reconciliation and later on the Eucharistic Celebration. The community offered a sumptuous meal for the whole assembly of the Salesian family, which was also an occasion for the exchange of wishes and greetings of Ethiopian Christmas and New Year 2017.