The candidate pursues his formation in philosophy so that he may be able to reach greater fullness in the life style and his mission of Teresian Carmel. The province is conscious of this grave responsibility of furnishing the young religious with favorable conditions for a real increase in his donation to the Lord.
Before commencing their specific theological studies, the students should, by rule, three years of philosophy course. This basic philosophical formation will permit the students to acquire knowledge of God and a Christian vision of the world, in close connection with the debated questions of our times.
The spiritual formation and the intellectual instruction of the candidates are to be harmoniously blended. They are to be so planned that the students, each according to his talents, simultaneously develop the requisite human maturity, acquire the spirit of the Gospel as well as a relationship with Christ, and develop in the assimilation of the Carmelite Charism. Thus, for the formation of this phase to be systematic, it should not only be spiritual and apostolic, doctrinal and practical, but also should lead to appropriate degrees, both ecclesiastical and civil.
The Formative Community:
Fr. Prasad Theruvathu (Superior),
Fr. Benny Acharuparambil (Master and 1st Discreet),
Fr. Suprianose – Dean of Studies,
Fr.Athanasius D’Almeida, Fr. Pius Figaredo,
Fr. Anson Joe (Bursar), Fr. John Sisir Ekka,
Sacred Heart Monastery
Carmelite Philosophy College
Monastery Lane, Aluva-683101
Ernakulam Dt., Kerala, India
Tel: 0091 484 2623409, 2620890
“Trials are nothing else but the forge that purifies the soul of all its imperfections.”
“May my life be a continual prayer, a long act of love.”
“God gives me courage in proportion to my sufferings. I feel at this moment I couldn’t suffer any more, but I’m not afraid, since if they increase, He will increase my courage at the same time.
“Let nothing disturb you. Let nothing make you afraid. All things are passing. God alone never changes. Patience gains all things. If you have God, you will want for nothing. God alone suffices.”
Faith “is like the feet wherewith the soul journeys to God, and love is the guide that directs it.”
“The endurance of darkness is the preparation for great light.”
“Strive to preserve your heart in peace; let no event of this world disturb it.”
“don’t wait until tomorrow to begin becoming a saint.”
“Let us love, since that is what our hearts were made for.”
“Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.”