FORMATION

Zelo zelatus sum pro Domino Deo exercituum

"With zeal have I been zealous for the Lord God of hosts"

(1 Kings 19: 10)

The deepest ache of the soul is the spirtual longing for connection and belonging. To be human is to have been designed for intimate relationship with the Divine. In spite of the messages of Western culture, personal fulfilment lies in conection, not autonomy. Spirtuality is the discovery of the fundamental conection that exists betwen us and God - a conection that properly aligns us to others, the world and our depest self.

 

- David G. Bener

Formation in the Province

The formation to religious priesthood in the Manjummel Province begins with the one year initiation course in Pius Nagar where the new candidates are taught to lead a disciplined, liturgy and prayer oriented life; they are introduced to the immense world of the Word of God. They are taught well the English language and given an introduction to Classical Latin. The second stage begins with the intensive following of the Plus one and two courses as private students in our San JuanBhavan. It is also a time of discernment and preparation for a serious commitment to religious life.

 

Once these initial preparations and studies are over the candidates are selected for postulancy, an intensive time of preparation for novitiate. The candidates are taught the works of the Carmelite saints and led to a life of prayer and meditation, to experience the depth of Carmelite charism. In the novitiate the candidates are made aware of the demands of consecrated vowed life; they are guided in the way of Carmelite mental prayer and to experience the presence of the Lord in an extraordinary manner. With the first religious profession they get temporary membership in the life of the Order.

 

The following years are years of serious study and research. Three years of philosophical studies and one year of community experience and four years of theological studies allow one to reach his goal of religious priesthood. The final commitment is done in the second year of theology.

THE MAJOR SEMINARIANS

Bro. Earnest Thomas of Infant Jesus, Changanassery (Kerala)

Bro. Jinson Varghese of Blessed Sacrament,Thevakal (Kerala)

Bro. Albin Francis of St.Antony of Paduva, Eloor (Kerala)

Bro. Joseph Praveen Chammany of Bl. Mary Imm., Kaloor (Kerala)

Bro. Tijomon Xavier of St. Sebastian, Chethy (Kerala)

Bro. Dipin Das K O of Most Holy Trinity,Chethy (Kerala)

Bro. Jijo Rockey of St. Francis of Assisi, Palliport (Kerala)

Bro. Joseph Fernandez of Divine Mercy of God,Alappey (Kerala)

Bro. Joseph K.A. of Secred Heart of Jesus,Chellanam (Kerala)

Bro. Jijoy of most Bi. Sacrament, Kumbalangi (Kerala)

Bro. Niranjan Jena of St. Teresa of Avila, Padampur (Odisha)

Bro. Vincent Bishoy of the Immaculate conception of Mary, Sambalpur (Odisha)

Bro. Joseph F D’ Cunha Ellikkal of BVM, Thurithipuram (Kerala)

Bro. Francis Joseph Elangivelly of the Most Holy Family, Kottuvally (Kerala)

Bro. Jomon George Karipattu of St. Little Flower,Thevara (Kerala)

Bro. George Sunil Kadeparambil of the SH of Jesus, Chennur (Kerala)

Bro.Tinu Antony Veluthadoth of the Most Holy Trinity, Thevara (Kerala)

Bro. John Joseph Punnackal of BVM, Azheeckal (Kerala)

Bro. Sebastine Kochuparambil of St. Augustine, Mararikulam (Kerala)

Bro. Stephen Florence Majhi of St. Michael (Odisha)

Bro. Jinson Rodriguez Ammachiparambil of St. Francis Xavier, Mathilakam (Kerala)

Bro. Joseph Jisan Fernandez of St. Mary Magdeline, Mullampally (Kerala)

Bro. Jostin Jolly Thykkoottothil of St. Francis of Assisi, Kothad (Kerala)

Bro. Client Vincent Palaparambil of Holy Eucharist, Kumbalanghi (Kerala)

Bro. Anilkumar Kullu of Sacred Heart of Jesus, (Odisha)

Bro. Sebastain Puthenpurakal of Blessed Virgin Mary, Mararikulam (Kerala)

Bro. Jojo Xavier Charamkulath of Holy Angels, Moolampilly (Kerala)

Bro. Danny Antony Panachithara of Little Flower,Kottayam (Kerala)

Bro. Topon Kumar Gouda of Holy Face of Jesus, Dantalingi (Odisha)

Bro. Juan Jacob Thattayil of the Cross, Edapilly (Kerala)

Bro. Anuprathap Vettikathadathil of Little Flower,Pius Nagar (Kerala)

Bro. Vinu Joseph of the Blessed Sacrament, Kalpakkam (Kerala)

Bro. Nikkil George Manakkal of Mother of Sorrows, Kolayad (Kerala)

Bro. Saroj Kumar Soreng of St. Francis of Assisi (Odisha)

Bro. Januarius Barwa of St. Januarius (Odisha)

Bro. Kishore Kumar Lakra of Holy Family (Odisha)

Bro. Rajeev Raju Kulathinkal of St. John of the Baptist, Kuttikanam (Kerala)

Bro. Jaffrin Soza Therakkal of St. Augustine, Moolampilly (Kerala)

Bro. Shone Jose Athipozhi of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Kandakadavu (Kerala)

Bro. Antony Sinoj Nikarathil of St. Edith Stein, Kumbalangy (Kerala)

Bro. Jose Antony Karippel of St. Antony of Padua, Nazareth, (Kerala)

Bro. Anoop Kurien Vakkachalil of the Infant Jesus, Kolayad (Kerala)

Bro. William Raito of St. Little Flower

Bro. Yesudas Kurien Thoundayil of the Infant Jesus

Bro. Arun Kumar Palka of Bl. Mother Teresa of Culcutta

Bro. Sunu Lawrence Pulickal of Bl. Mother Teresa of Culcutta

Bro. Emmanuel Varghese Kizhakkeyattam of Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

Bro. Varghese Adorn Kalanchat of St. John Paul II