Rev. Fr. Dominic Vas, OCD
Director and Programme Coordinator

Fr. Rathan Almeida, OCD
Dean of Studies

Fr. Jovel Olivera, OCD


24th Convocation at Dhyanavana
On 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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The 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.

Dhyanavana, 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.

DHYANAVANA, INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SPIRITUALITY (Affiliated to the Pontifical Institute of Spirituality ‘Teresianum’, Rome)

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