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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 12TH JUNE 2020Ö. 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




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Birthday of Fr. Maxim Nazareth
30th March 2022, celebrated preponed birthday of Fr. Maxim Nazareth at Shanthi Sadhana-FISI. The celebration began at 6.30 a.m. with a meaningful birthday prayer service for the occasion conducted by the Sisters, followed by Eucharistic celebration. Later in the afternoon Fr. Maxim was wished 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. Maxim Nazareth to the fraternity of Shanthi Sadhana-FISI. All the Sisters and Brothers gathered wished the birthday baby many happy returns of the day.

28th Convocation: Franciscan Institute of Spirituality in India-FISI
28th Convocation Ceremony of Franciscan Spirituality was held at Shanthi Sadhana, Franciscan Institute of Spirituality in India on the 19th of March 2022. Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais welcomed the gathering. The ceremony began at 10.30 Am, Rev. R. Dr. John Alwyn Dias ofm. Cap. Provincial Minister, Holy Trinity Province-Karnataka, was the President of the ceremony and Rev. Sr. Mary Leena CSSA was the Chief Guest with Fr. Robin Victor Dísouza, Fr. Robin Minin Lopez, Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais and Fr. Maxim Nazereth along with other fathers and sisters from neighboring convents were present. The ceremony began with a prayer dance followed by the Academic Report by the Director. The President delivered the Convocation Address and awarded the Diplomas for 20 Sisters and three more sisters too received the honors. Sr. Maria Rebello FMM read out the honor and felicitation to the President and Chief guests. And Fr. Robin Minin Lopez raised vote of thanks and Sr. Lincy FSPM compered the program.

Community Day Celebration at FISI
On 25th February 2022, Fr. Robin Victor Dísouza-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 6.00 a.m. with a meaningful birthday cum community day prayer service for the occasion conducted by the Sisters followed by the Eucharistic Celebration which 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 Dísouza 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 and Fr. William Prabhu Provincial Councilor appreciated the services of Director to the fraternity of Shanthi Sadhana-FISI and to the Province at large.

Pongal Celebration At Shanthi Sadhana-FISI
Pongal is a harvest festival. In Tamil Nadu, the word Pongal means "overflowing" which signifies abundance and prosperity. This Pongal celebration was celebrated at Shanthi Sadhana-FISI on the 17th of January 2022. We began the celebration at 7.a.m. with a grand Eucharistic Celebration presided over by Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais, and concelebrated by Fr. Robin Victor Dísouza, Fr. Robin Minin Lopez and Fr. Maxim Nazreth. Beautiful introduction and symbolic offertory prepared by the Sisters. Shanthi Sadhana - FISI had festive look with the colorful rangoli at the entrance. The entire community of FISI joined in preparing pongal and other traditional dishes and we shared the sweet pongal and sugar canes.

NEW YEAR-2022- Celebration at Shanthi Sadhana (FISI)
On the 31st of December at 6.30 PM, Shanthi Sadhana (FISI) Ė 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 2021. It was a meaningful adoration conducted by the sisters. Later at 7.30 PM we had Eucharistic celebration with Fr. Robin Victor Dísouza as the main celebrant along with Fr. Maxim Nazareth as the concelebrant. Fr. Robin Minin Lopez conducted the choir with the melodious voices of the sisters.

Christmas tree Program at Shanthi Sadhana (FISI)
On the 27th of December at Shanthi Sadhana Ė Franciscan Institute of Spirituality in India Ė FISI, celebrated the Christmas Tree program along with the sharing of gifts to Christmas Friend. Whole community gathered in the conference hall to celebrate together as one community. Prior to the celebration FISI organized two days sports days for the sisters and fathers, various indoor and outdoor games were organized and prizes were distributed for the winners of the various events. During the program Director delivered a Christmas message to the gathering. Short cultural program was organized by the sisters to mark the Christmas Tree program.


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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