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


Director
Rev. Fr. Robin Victor Dísouza, OFM Cap.


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


Spiritual Director
Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais


Staff
Fr. Maxim Robert Nazareth

Registration
Registration for the courses is to be made at-least a month prior to the commencement of the respective course either personally or by the major superiors for their own members. The application form can be sent by regular post or via e-mail. Payments should be made through D.D. in favor of "Shanthi Sadhana Trust".

Contact

DIRECTOR
SHANTHI SADHANA TRUST(R)
Franciscan Institute of
Spirituality India (FISI)

Dubasipalya, R.V. College Post,
Mysore Road,
BANGALORE - 560059 - INDIA

Mobile: +9880282103/9448809244
Email: robincaps@gmail.com ,
shanthisadhana93@gmail.com

THE NEW ACADEMIC YEAR ON DIPLOMA IN FRANCISCAN SPIRITUALITY BEGINS FROM 13TH JUNE 2019Ö. LIMITED SEATS ARE AVAILABLEÖ. THOSE INTERESTED PLEASE CONTACT DIRECTOR, Rev. Fr. Robin Victor Dísouza, OFM Cap., PHONE: +9880282103/9448809244, OR WRITE TO US AT robincaps@gmail.com, shanthisadhana93@gmail.com
RECENT ACTIVITIES

Birthday of Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais
On 15th October 2019, Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais, celebrated his birthday at Shanthi Sadhana-FISI. Grand celebration began at 6.00 a.m. with a meaningful birthday prayer service for the occasion conducted by the Sisters, followed by Eucharistic celebration. The Eucharistic Celebration was further embellished by the meaningful homily by the Birthday baby and soulful choir by the Sisters guided ably by Fr Robin Minin Lopez. Later in the afternoon Fr. Andrew Anil Sequeira wished Fr. Fr. Dophy Pais with a bouquet followed by a beautiful Cake was cut by Birthday Baby to mark this special occasion and Fr. Robin Victor Dísouza appreciated the services of Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais to the fraternity of Shanthi Sadhana-FISI and to the Province at large. All the Sisters and Brothers gathered wished the birthday baby many happy returns of the day. A sumptuous spread for all our beloved guests added a generous taste to the celebration.

Monthi Fest Ė Shanthi Sadhana
On the 08th of September as the Mother Church Celebrates the Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary, the community of Shanthi Sadhana-FISI, along with the Sisters celebrated this traditional feast. The celebration began at 7.00 a.m. in front of the Portico, Fr. Robin Victor Dísouza conducted the Novena Prayer, The gathered faithful as token of love and tradition offered the flowers to Mother Mary. After the brief opening ceremony the faithful along with the main celebrant Fr. Robin Minin Lopez, proceeded towards the Chapel for the Eucharistic Celebration.

Farewell Mass to Franciscan Sisters of St. Aloysius Gonzaga (FSAG)
On the 29th of August 2019, Shanthi Sadhana (FISI) bid farewell to five of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Aloysius Gonzaga (FSAG) who had come for the intensive two months course on Franciscan Spirituality. The whole community joined during the Holy Eucharist at 6.30 p.m. presided over by the Director of the Institute Fr. Robin Victor Dísouza along with Fr. Robin Minin Lopez, Fr. Maxim Nazareth and Fr. Gerry Lobo ofm., to pray and wish all the best to Sr. Roseline Sheela, Sr. Vinnarasi, Sr. Leela , Sr. Mary Tamil Selvi, Sr. Mary Denisha. The Eucharist began with a meaningful introduction given by Sr. Sr. Romaldina Rebello and the intercessory prayers by other sisters.

INDEPENDENCE DAY AT SHANTHI SADHANA-FISI
73rd Independence Day of India was celebrated at Shanthi Sadhana-FISI by hoisting the Tri-Color flag on the 15th of August 2019. Sr. Celine Joice gave a wonderful speech recalling the great freedom fight of our forefathers. Fr. Robin Victor Dísouza, Director of the Institute was called upon to hoist the flag. The Diploma students sang the patriotic songs and Sr. Julie compered the program.

Transitus of St. Clare of Assisi
On the 09th of August 2019 at Shanthi Sadhana-FISI celebrated the Transitus of St. Clare of Assisi. The participants of Diploma Course in Spirituality acted the Transitus very beautifully. During the Transitus Fr. Robin Victor Dísouza, Director of the Institute preached a fitting homily of the Event. The Feast of St. Clare of Assisi was celebrated in a grand manner on the 10th of August as 11th of August 2019 fell on Sunday.

Annual Picnic:
The annual picnic of FISI was held on 31st August 2018. After the morning prayer and the mass at 7.30 am we proceeded towards Shivanasamudra, a twin waterfall in the Taluk of Kollegal in Chamrajnagar Distirict. We had breakfast on the way. We reached the destination at 11.30 am. We spent almost 1 and a half hour in Shivanasamudra and then proceeded towards Mysore. We had our lunch on the way. We reached Mysore at 3 pm and we visited the Historical Mysore Palace. At 4.30 pm we visited world famous Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens and enjoyed the mesmerizing Zoo. It was worth watching. We spent almost 2 hours in the Zoo. Then at 7 pm we proceeded towards St. Philominaís Church and witnessed one of the beautiful Gothic styled churches in South India. Then we proceeded our journey back to FISI. On the way we had our Dinner. It was indeed a well-planned picnic which gave us an opportunity to celebrate brotherhood and sisterhood as we danced and sang the songs of joy.


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 monthsí 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 Ė 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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