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


Director
Rev. Fr. Robin Victor D’souza, 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 12TH JUNE 2020…. LIMITED SEATS ARE AVAILABLE…. THOSE INTERESTED PLEASE CONTACT DIRECTOR, Rev. Fr. Robin Victor D’souza, OFM Cap., PHONE: +9880282103/9448809244, OR WRITE TO US AT robincaps@gmail.com, shanthisadhana93@gmail.com
RECENT ACTIVITIES




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27th Convocation: Franciscan Institute of Spirituality in India-FISI
27th Convocation Ceremony of Franciscan Spirituality was held at Shanthi Sadhana, Franciscan Institute of Spirituality in India on the 26th of March 2021. Sr. Stephy Jane welcomed the gathering. The ceremony began at 10.30 Am, Dr. Cynthia Menezes Prabhu, Dean of the Faculty of Commerce and Management – Bangalore University was the Chief Guest along with Fr. Robin Victor D’souza, Fr. Robin Minin Lopez, Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais and Fr. Maxim Nazereth along with other fathers and sisters were present. The ceremony began with a prayer dance followed by the Academic Report by the Director. The chief delivered the Convocation Address and awarded the Diplomas for 16 Sisters. Sr. Maria Brusy read out the honor and felicitation to the Chief guest and Fr. Robin Minin Lopez raised vote of thanks. Sr. Vidya and Sr. Clementia compered the program

Community Picnic : FISI
Shanthi Sadhana, FISI, Franciscan Institute of Spirituality in India, organized one day picnic for the community on the 24th of March 2021. The picnic was organized to Mysore, thus the community members began the journey to Mysore, on the way we went to Srirangapatna to see the tomb of Tippu Sultan followed by St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Mysore Palace, Zoo, etc.. After spending whole day with fun and relaxation, we reached back at 8.30 p.m.

Community Day Celebration at FISI
On 25th February 2020, Fr. Robin Victor D’souza-Director of Franciscan Spirituality in India -FISI, celebrated his birthday at Shanthi Sadhana-FISI. As it is the tradition the birthday of Director is celebrated as the community day. Grand celebration began at 6.30 a.m. with a meaningful birthday cum community day prayer service for the occasion conducted by the Sisters. The Eucharistic Celebration at 12.p.m was further embellished by the meaningful homily by Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais and soulful choir by the Sisters guided ably by Fr. Robin Minin Lopez. Later in the afternoon all gathered in the dining hall to wish each other community day and thank Fr. Robin Victor D’souza for his service to the province and to FISI, followed by a beautiful Cake was cut by Birthday Baby to mark this special occasion and Fr. Robin Minin Lopez appreciated the services of Director to the fraternity of Shanthi Sadhana-FISI and to the Province at large. In the evening after the supper, sisters who are pursuing their Diploma course in Franciscan Spirituality presented a short cultural program with dance, short skit etc. The sisters lead by Sr. Brussy and Sr. Clementia, who are present Dean and Asst. Dean of the group, organized well to decorate the chapel and entrance of the house, dining hall on the occasion of the Community day, during the program, Director thanked all the community members for the whole hearted co-operation to make this memorable one.

Republic Day Celebration at FISI
Shanthi Sadhana, FISI, Franciscan Institute of Spirituality in India, celebrated the 72nd Republic Day of our Country on the 26th of January 2021. Fr. Robin Minin Lopez hoisted the flag, Sr. Savariammal FIHM gave the speech and Sr. Maria Brusy FIHM compered the program. The program ended by singing the national anthem.

NEW YEAR-2021- Celebration at Shanthi Sadhana (FISI)
On the 31st of December at 6.30 PM, Shanthi Sadhana (FISI) – Franciscan Institute of Spirituality in India had one hour of Thanks giving adoration for all the blessings God has showered on the institute and the inmates throughout the year 2020. It was a meaningful adoration conducted by the sisters. Later at 7.30 PM we had Eucharistic celebration with Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais as the main celebrant along with Fr. Robin Victor D’souza and Fr. Maxim Nazareth as the concelebrant. Fr. Robin Minin Lopez conducted the choir with the melodious voices of the sisters. The Sisters gave a meaning introduction before the Eucharistic celebration with Kuba Arathi, lighting of the lamp and offering of symbolic gifts to welcome the New Year 2021.

 

Christmas Celebration at Shanthi Sadhana (FISI)
On the 24th of December Mid night at 12.pm Shanthi Sadhana (FISI) – Franciscan Institute of Spirituality in India had Christmas Vigil Mass. Fr. Robin Victor D’souza, Director of the institute was the main celebrant along with Fr. Dolphy Pais and Fr. Maxim Nazareth as the concelebrant. Fr. Robin Minin Lopez conducted the choir with the melodious voices of the sisters. The Sisters gave a meaning introduction before the Eucharistic celebration. The Crib, Alter Decoration and Decoration in the Dining hall and around the Campus was beautifully and meaningfully done by the Sisters. After the Eucharistic celebration Baby Jesus was brought in procession and placed in the symbolic Crib artistically created by the Sisters Symbolically representing Jesus as the Healer of the World during the Pandemic Covid-19. After which all gathered in the dining hall to wish each other Merry Christmas .


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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