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 The Hijas de Jesus aspirants, postulants and novices of the Asia Oriental and Indico Pacific provinces had an overnight encounter and recreation at Casa Candida in Pansol, Laguna last October 28-29, 2017. It was a day of creating spaces for fraternal bonding , building deep friendship and deepening of the sense of belonging to the Hijas de Jesus Family.

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There were eight formands from the Asia Oriental and two from the Indico Pacific who joined in the said encounter. They had taken a time off from their usual routines of formation and had fun learning and teaching one another new languages, cultures , customs and culinary skills. They also had time for sharing of personal life experiences and stories. The FI formands also had shared prayer session and had expressed their gratitude to God for the blessings they have received and prayed for more vocations to the religious life especially to our Congregation. The young sisters in formation felt the joy of being together and the loving presence of St. Candida during their day of encounter. They were accompanied by Sr. Magda Zhang ,F.I. and Sr. Ma. Leoly Quitorio, F.I.