On the first Friday of April 2019, the DTI Region 02 and Cagayan Provincial Office staff and management took a two-hour respite from their usual work routine to make time for prayer and contemplation through a short Lenten recollection and celebration of the Holy Eucharist presided by Reverend Father Adelbert Barut.

For Christians, Lent is a time for reflection and preparation for Easter.  Thus, the recollection was meant to be a time spent on spiritual deepening and reconnecting with God and our inner being. Based on the premise that the body, mind and spirit are connected into one being – the self – optimum health can then be achieved when all three are nurtured and well taken care of.