Convocation at Dhyanavana
Thursday, March 25th, Dhyanavana International Spirituality centre, Mysore, held
its 24th convocation program. Advocate William D’Souza, president, Konkani
Christian Association, Mysore, delivered the convocation address on “Prophetic
Response of the Church to the Indian Situation Today “. Rev. Fr. Pius James
D’Souza, OCD Provincial Superior, awarded the Diplomas and certificates to the
students. Rev. Fr Deep Fernandes, OCD, Provincial Councillor for Spirituality,
was the Guest of honour and celebrated the Holy Eucharist. This year the
institute had 36 residential and 33 online participants and many day scholars
for the spirituality course. Good number of priests, religious and lay friends
participated in the whole convocation ceremony.
This year the institute had 36 residential and 33 online participants and many
day scholars for the spirituality course.
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Church in India today is buoyant with life and vibrant with activity.
The presence of so many young men and women accepting God’s call to be
consecrated priests and committed religious is a sure sign of its
vitality. The world today is eagerly looking for authentic paradigms of
Christian holiness, and the universal Church today depends someway on
the Indian Church for convinced, qualified and committed religious for
witnessing and furthering of Christ’s worldwide mission.
which in Sanskrit means a ‘meditation-garden’ or better ‘the context of
God experience’, is esthetically and artistically designed to offer a
healthy atmosphere and conducive facilities for the spiritual formation
and renewal programme. Since 1997, this institute has been conducting
the long-term diploma course of nine-months and other short-term courses
throughout the year, attended so far by over 5000 religious men and
women from India and abroad.