The Eighteenth Convocation
Programme Report of Dhyanavana.
March 19, the eighteenth Convocation of Dhyanavana Annual Diploma and
certificate courses held at the Dhyanavana premises. Most Rev. Dr.
Thomas A. Vazhapilly Bishop of Mysore presided over the function. Very
Rev. Charles Serrao ocd Provincial of Karnataka – Goa Province and
President of Dhyanavana institute was the chief guest. Prof. A. S. Dasan
Ph. D, Director of Tap – me Academy, Mysore delivered the convocation
The day began with thanksgiving prayer to the Almighty God for his
marvelous blessings on the institution, staff and on students. At 11:30
A. M. Rev. Fr. Charles Serrao officiated the Eucharistic celebration by
solemnizing the feast of St. Joseph, the Spouse of the Bl. Virgin Mary.
Rev. Fr. Silvestre D Souza councilor in charge of Spirituality preached
the homily whereby he highlighted the values of St. Joseph. After the
Eucharistic celebration Fr. Provincial distributed the thesis to our
students and congratulated them for their hard work and research.
The eighteenth convocation programme began at 6:00 P.M. by invoking
God’s blessings through a prayer dance. Fr. Canute Tauro welcomed the
gathering; Fr. Dominic Vas Director of the Institute presented annual
report of the institute. A. S. Dasan delivered the convocation address.
He presented various challenges faced by priests and religious sisters
in the present milieu. So he invited the gathering to witness the gospel
values in the world amidst the challenges. He emphasized the only way
out is to work united, for seeking justice, and to affirm our rights in
the country. Then the students presented the colorful dance. Fr.
Provincial released the Dhyanavana Souvenir and addressed the gathering.
Rev. Dr. Thomas A. Vazhapilly Bishop of Mysore released the new book
titled “Seek and you will Find” written by Rev. Dr. Rudolf V. D Souza.
Before releasing Rev. Fr. Silvestre gave a concise introduction about
the book. After that Bishop conferred the Diploma Certificates to 53
student’s sisters and gave presidential address. He emphasized on living
true spirituality in our day today lives. Convocation programme came to
an end by singing Dhyanavana Anthem. Sr. Jincy Matthew SJB and Sr. Vijo
Arul Selvi CFMSS compered the programme.
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SPIRITUALITY
(Affiliated to the Pontifical Institute of
Spirituality ‘Teresianum’, Rome)
Address: Rev. Dr. Dominic Vas OCD, Director DHYANAVANA, R.S. Naidu Nagar,
Mysore - 570 007, Karnataka State, India
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