Adigrat: The week-long retreat in Adigrat came to a beautifulRetreat conclusion on 03 July 2016 with the Holy Eucharist presided over by the provincial of AET, Rev. Fr. Estifanos Gebremeskel.
The retreat in Adigrat was the second one in the series after the one of Mojjo which was preached by Fr. Joseph Pulickal from Sudan. There were about 36 participants for the retreat in Adigrat, which comprised of 14 students of Philosophy and all the rest made up of confreres from the various communities of the province. Almost all the 14 communities of the province were well-represented in the retreat except the communities of Dilla and Soddo. The retreat was preached by Rev. Fr. Chrys Saldana, who will be part of the AET province from the new scholastic year 2009 (EC). The retreat was mainly based on the themes of GC 27, namely Mystics in the Spirit, Prophets of Fraternity and Servants of the young. Fr. Chrys, who was formerly working in the formation department for several years, was certainly an authority on the topic. The various conferences given by him with lot of enthusiasm and vigor favored an active and attentive participation of all the retreatants. All the retreatant along with the students left in the afternoon for Addis Abeba. The third retreat for this year will begin on 11 July 2016 in Dilla, preached by the same preacher Fr. Chrys Saldana.