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Provincial Minister
Rev. Fr. John Alwyn Dias, OFM Cap.,

Rev. Fr. Dr. Salvador Fernandes, OFM Cap

Assistant Director
Rev. Fr. Henry D'Souza, OFM Cap.

Procurator & Program Coordinator
Rev. Fr. Robin Minin Lopes, OFM Cap.

Staff Member
Rev. Fr. Joseph Coelho, OFM Cap.

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Franciscan Institute of
Spirituality India (FISI)

Dubasipalya, R.V. College Post,
Mysore Road,

Mobile: +91 80507 55371

Email: salvadoreferns@yahoo.co.in

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“Taste and See how sweet the Lord is” (Ps 34:8)
INTER-NOVITIATE WEEK : Franciscan Institute of Spirituality, India (FISI)

One Week Intensive course on the topic “Spiritual Wealth of the Psalms” was held at FISI from 10th to 14th October. 55 participants both Novices and Religious sisters belonging to Franciscan, Benedictine and Carmelite family participated and tasted the sweetness of the Psalms. The sessions were not only Class-room bound, they continued during the Morning Prayer, daily Eucharist, Evening prayers. In addition to the input sessions, several practical sessions on how to compose and sing responsorial psalms for the Mass, how to chant the psalms from everyday prayer book were given. The participants did enjoy their stay at FISI. Fr. Dr. Salvador Fernandes, OFM Cap., the Director of the Institute, animated the entire week.

Shanthi Sadhana (FISI) continues to be an ‘abode of peace’ for all people regardless of their faith
An abode of Peace for those who seek peace: The first batch of retreatants of the congregation of the sisters of St. Ann, Phirangipuram made their annual retreat from 31st July to 6th August. It was animated by Br. Henry D’Souza.

Abode of Peace for those who Study:
Sesquicentennial (150 Anniversary) of FSMA Congregation was observed at FISI. Br. Salvador Fernandes, the Director presided over the Holy Mass in the Morning. We prayed for the Sisters of the Congregation who are studying Franciscan Spirituality at our Institute.

Diploma Students at Shanthi Sadhana 2022-2023

Second Batch of Phirangipuram Sisters made their retreat at our abode of peace from 11th August to 17th August. The whole retreat was animated by Br. Robin Minin Lopez.

Celebration of Monti Fest on 8th September at our Abode of Peace. We blessed the first corn and a few people joined us for the celebration which began at the grotto by showering of flowers.

Study of Franciscan Spirituality at our Abode of Peace: A band of postulants of the Congregation of Bon Succor spent a week studying and experiencing Franciscan spirituality with their mistress Sr. Sophie. Brs. Robin, Joseph and Salvador animated the sessions during the week in September.

FISI is the Abode of Peace in the Province. A wonderful Guardians’ Retreat indeed. It was preached by Fr. Benny, MSFS. The retreat was attended by Guardians, Provincial Vocation Promoter, Provincial OSF Animator and Missionary Brothers. After the retreat we had Guardins’ cum treasurers’ meeting. We began on 25th September and concluded with Guardians cum Treasurers meet on 1st October

General Pastoral Visitation began at the Abode of Peace: On the day of Guardians’ cum Treasurers’ meet we welcomed the General Councilor V.Rev. Fr. John Baptist who began his visitation from FISI.

Teachers’ Day Celebrations at FISI the Diploma Students organized a function on 5th of September and thanked the teachers.


Celebration of the the Transitus of our Seraphic Father St. Francis of Assisi.

In addition to these above,

  • 16th – 17th Atal Bhujal Yojane – Camp with 55 participants

  • 23rd June FEDINA workshop with 21 participants
    1st- 3rd July – Kaivalya Leadership camp with 65 participants

  • 8th-10th July Samudaya Karnataka, culture and politics – workshop with 69 participants

  • 61 participants of Prayogam group practiced and lived their Bhakti Yoga in the month of September 25th – 28th August

  • 60 participants of Samudaya Karnataka had a cultural camp in August

  • 26 participants of Varmam Academy – healing group had their animation on healing

  • Mission to the Blind – Praise and Worship of the Blind with 30 participants

  • Friends of moral rearmament, india (MRA) from 19th Eve to 26th Morning

  • 23rd October – Garment Workers’ Union Workshop with 132 participants

  • 25th October FEDINA workshop with 21 participants

About Franciscan Institute of Spirituality (FISI)
The primary objective of FISI is to help the participants revitalize themselves with the spirit of St. Francis by a live-in experience, an in-depth study of the Franciscan sources and other Franciscan themes of vital importance. A few other relevant topics essential to comprehend the deeper significance of consecrated life are also included in the nine months’ Diploma Course in Franciscan Spirituality offered here. Interiorization and integration is the methodology followed in this Institute, which envisages a harmonious blending of spiritual animation, study, research and active community living in all its dimensions.

Shanthi Sadhana: FISI: An Overview

Shanthi Sadhana, Franciscan Institute of Spirituality, India (FISI), Bangalore, is a unique centre of study and research with live-in experience of integrated, holistic spirituality – a blend of prayer and interiorisation, with close harmony of fraternal bonds with each other and with a bountiful panorama of Nature. This Franciscan Capuchin International Institute with about 80 self-contained individual rooms in a typical Indian ashram cum religious convent setting amidst lush ecological flower and fruit gardens creates an ideal ambience for community living as well as for personal study and reflection, even with a cave experience.


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