The Group Building Days are one of the most awaited days by the seminarians. This is because in normal circumstances every group would go outside the Seminary to a special place and just bond with everyone in the group while engaging in various types of activities. However this year due to the pandemic it was impossible to go out; and so we had the Group Building days in the Seminary itself from 24th to 26th October. Each group planned different activities throughout the day.
“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” – Heb 4:12 The Propaedeutic Batch of 2021 was invited to attend a 7-day Ignatian Retreat. We all went into the retreat with an open mind and heart. As soon as we entered Sarvodaya, the venue of the retreat, we were immediately immersed in a surrounding of silence. The day began wit
“You are a chosen people, royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 Pet 2:9. 16 October, 2021 marks a joyful day in St Pius family. Today years’ desire of our Eleven Brothers come true while receiving the Candidacy. Abhilash, Allwin Christaraj, Amol Thopelya, Anthony Naveen, Charles Periyanayagam, Dylan D’Souza, Glenn Saldanha, John Serrao, Jordan Govind, Libin
On 17th October, Cardinal Oswald Gracias inaugurated the Diocesan Phase of the Synod on Synodality with a solemn Inaugural Eucharist in the Cathedral of the Holy Name. This Inaugural Eucharist included at the beginning of the Eucharist a procession of a Marian icon being brought to the altar and a procession of the celebrant to the Baptismal font where the Litany of Saints was prayed helping us to be grounded in our baptismal roots. In the homily, the Cardinal reflected on th
His Lordship, Bp. Allwyn D’Silva addressed the seminarians and staff in a conference which was conducted on 11th October. The conference began with an opening hymn. Bp Allwyn then began by speaking about the 50th anniversary of the Federation of Asian Bishops Conferences (FABC). He gave a brief history and purpose of the FABC. He also provided information about various offices such as the Office of Human Development, Social communications, etc. He proceeded to unveil the prel