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Mangaluru, Nov 9 : In view of the Sesquicentennial celebration of the foundation of the Apostolic Carmel Congregation , a seminar on Apostolic Carmel Educators and on the life of Venerable Mother Veronica was conducted for the teachers of St. Agnes CBSE School, Bendore on 7th November 2020. Sr. Pearl Ann A.C, the member of the Apostolic Carmel Spirituality Centre, Maryhill was the resource person. Her selfless services and good will in dealing with youth of today is highly appreciated.

The day began with formal prayer service conducted by Sr. Sweedal A.C followed by the lighting of the lamp by Chief Guest along with the Principal Sr. Maria Gracilda A.C, Vice Principal Sr. Meera A.C, the co-ordinator Sr. Sweedal A.C. and teacher Gracilla Pereira . Teacher Janet compered the programme. The principal Sr. Maria Gracilda A.C welcomed and introduced the chief guest. Sr. Pearl Ann A.C gave a magnificent insight on the qualities a teacher should acquire as a ‘Carmel Educator’. The session began by rejuvenating the teachers through various activities wherein the teachers were asked to express their feelings. She stressed on the need to listen effectively. Real listening helps to communicate with respect. As listening is most neglected art of our times, she suggested that when there is listening with full attention, communication takes place with respect. A person’s feelings are conveyed by listening completely and attentively. Through various activities she made the teachers aware that learning takes place when there is effective communication from students and teachers. Through a questionnaire on ideas about listening, Sr. Pearl Ann A.C expressed that as an AC Educators real education should be produced from the heart.

In a short glimpse, she also gave an insight on the life of Venerable Mother Veronica and her courageous journey in establishing the Apostolic Carmel Congregation. It was indeed an opportunity for the teachers to learn more about the Apostolic Carmel Congregation and carry with them the teachings of their foundress as Carmel Educators.

On behalf of the Principal and the staff, teacher Daphne D’souza rendered her gratitude for the delightful session. The valuable guidance given by Sr. Pearl Ann A.C will forever linger in the hearts of the teachers.

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