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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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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 .

Founders day of the Congregation of sisters of st. anne (cssa)
Shanthi Sadhana – Franciscan Institute of Spirituality in India – FISI celebrated the founders day of Congregation of Sisters of St. Anne (CSSA) on the 21st of December 2020 to wish Sr. Showrilu CSSA and Sr. Rita Joseph CSSA who are participating Franciscan Spirituality Course at FISI. The origin of the Congregation of Sisters of St. Anne – Phirangipuram can be traced back to 19th century in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It was founded by Thatipatri Gnanamma, a lay woman, who hailed from Phirangipuram, a small village in Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh. She was given in marriage to Innaiah, the catechist of Phirangipuram. The pious couple was blessed with five sons. Unfortunately she became a widow at the young age of 37. Left all alone with five boys to bring up, she put her entire trust in the Divine Providence and raised her children strong in the basics of the Christian faith.

Farewell Mass to Franciscan Sisters of St. Aloysius Gonzaga (FSAG)
On the 19th December 2020, Shanthi Sadhana (FISI) bid farewell to sixteen 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 Fr. Robin Minin Lopez, Program Co coordinator, along with Director of the Institute Fr. Robin Victor D’souza and Fr. Maxim Nazareth. The Eucharist began with a meaningful introduction and the intercessory prayers by other sisters. After the Eucharistic celebration, a short facilitation program was arranged in the chapel itself and the certificates were distributed to the Sisters. The director thanked the Sisters for their presence and service to the institute.

Birthday of Fr. Robin Minin Lopez
17th December 2020, Fr. Robin Minin Lopez, 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. Later in the afternoon the community of Shanthi Sadhana wished Fr. Robin Minin Lopez with a bouquet followed by a beautiful Cake was cut by Birthday Baby to mark this special occasion and Fr. Robin Victor D’souza appreciated the services of Fr. Robin Minin Lopez to the fraternity of Shanthi Sadhana-FISI and to the Province at large as a Program Coordinator and treasurer of the house. 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.

FMM Juniors Day
As the Catholic Church Celebrates the memory of Blessed Maria Assunta Pallota, on the 07th of November, Sisters belong to the congregation of Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (FMM) Consecrate this day specifically for the Junior Sisters and to pray for them. And on this auspicious day Franciscan institute of Spirituality in India-FISI this year has three Junior Sisters belong to the congregation of Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (FMM) in the persons of Sr. Jeba, Sr. Jenifer and Sr. Stephy and celebrated the Juniors day in the institute. The Holy Eucharist was presided over by Fr. Maxim Nazereth along with Fr. Robin Victor D’souza and Fr. Robin Minin Lopez. Sr. Jenifer gave the fitting introduction reminding about the life of Blessed Maria Assunta. After the Eucharist the sisters wished the festive greetings with a wishing song at the Dining Hall.


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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