Mount St. Joseph is a Jesuit house of formation of Karnataka Province. Mount- a place of peace and quiet, filled with lush greenery-far away from the madding crowd contains Novitiate, Dhyanashrama – an Ignatian retreat house, Prerana - an Ignatian Spirituality Centre, Loyola Primary School, Loyola High School, Loyola PU College, Loyola Degree College, a technical institute and a parish – Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Mount is a motherhouse of hundreds of Jesuits who are serving Christ across the world. This blog brings all the Novitiate news, campus news, information on Jesuits and resourceful material in Ignatian Spirituality and gives information about our institutions.
The silence is not an end in itself and is not intended as an ascetical practice or as a penance but to enable you to get in touch with God and what is deepest within you.
As Christians we believe that God speaks to the heart of each individual, but we probably will not hear God's 'still small voice' if we fill our days with the noise and busy-ness. We can try to fill the emptiness within by the busyness without.
Therefore we encourage those on retreat to leave e-mails behind for a week and to switch off mobile phones. The silence gives you time to change and be different.
Most retreats are conducted in a prayerful silence both during the day apart from the daily meeting with your retreat guide and talks. Most meals are in silence usually with some music. Participants are expected to remain silent around the house and respect the silence of others. This enables participants to move deeper into prayer and meditation. You may well find the silence a liberation and get very used to it after a couple of days.
You can let your relatives or friends know where you are and give them our contact number, and if there is a real emergency you will be contacted.
Dhyanashrama is at Mount St. Joseph Campus , on Bannerghatta Road, in Kalena Agrahara Village, about 15 Km from Mejestic Bus Stand / City Railway Station (SBC) , about one kilometer after Meenakshi Temple, on your right as you come.
The airport is located 50 kms from Mount St Joseph. There are taxies are available as well as Buses to our location. Bus: KIAS-14 Airport to Meenakshi Mall