Rev. Fr. John Alwyn Dias, OFM Cap.,
Rev. Fr. Robin Victor D’souza, OFM Cap.
Procurator & Program Coordinator
Rev. Fr. Robin Minin Lopes, OFM Cap.
Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais
Fr. Maxim Robert Nazareth
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
SHANTHI SADHANA TRUST(R)
Franciscan Institute of
Spirituality India (FISI)
Dubasipalya, R.V. College Post,
BANGALORE - 560059 - INDIA
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ,
click on the image for an
Franciscan Institute of Spirituality in India-FISI
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
awarded the Diplomas for 16 Sisters.
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.
Celebration at FISI
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
and entrance of the house, dining hall on the
the Community day, during the program, Director
thanked all the community members for the whole
hearted co-operation to make this memorable one.
Celebration at FISI
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.
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.
at Shanthi Sadhana (FISI)
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 .
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.