Recollection at Catholic University Institute of Buea, Douala Campus

Theme: “Threats to Christian Family in Today’s World”

In a serene and meditative gathering held on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, the Catholic University Institute of Buea Douala Campus was the host to a profound recollection event. Organized by the revered head of the campus ministry in Douala, Rev. Fr. Edwin Mai Mua, this spiritual exercise brought together the members of faculty, staff, and students, each seeking a moment of introspection and renewal in their faith’s journey. Recollection, a cherished spiritual ritual, serves in CUIB as a sacred opportunity for students to pause, reflect, and reconnect with their faith in the midst of their academic pursuits and daily responsibilities. The event at the university provided a sanctuary for the community to realign their hearts and minds with the Divine, fostering a collective spirit of reflection, gratitude, and spiritual rejuvenation.

At the heart of the recollection, Rev. Fr. Pancrasius Ndansa delivered an enlightening talk under the theme “Threats to Christian Family in our World today.” His words resonated deeply, offering touching insights into the challenges faced by Christian families amidst the complexities of contemporary society. Through his wisdom and guidance, attendees were prompted to consider the values and virtues that anchor Christian families in a world fraught with uncertainties.

The event commenced with a symbolic observance of the Stations of the Cross—a profound depiction of the journey Christ undertook to liberate humanity from sin. The solemn stations served as a reverend reminder to the university community of Christ’s sacrifice, inspiring a deeper sense of reflection, humility, and gratitude among the participants.

Amidst the echoes of prayers, hymns, and shared devotion, the recollection event fostered a sense of unity, communion, and collective introspection among members of the university. The presence of other revered priests further enriched the spiritual atmosphere as confessions were also carried out by the college of priests, guiding the community towards a deeper connection with their faith and a renewed commitment to uphold Christian values in their lives.

The recollection ended with a Holy Mass and group photographs.