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Staff Members

Fr Anthony Joseph, SJ

Director of Dhyanashrama

Fr Anthony has done a course on Ignatian spirituality at Manresa in Spain, and has been in retreat ministry and spiritual Direction for 10 years.

2018-

Fr Arockiasamy SJ

Administrator, Retreat Preacher, Counsellor

Fr Arock is in MSJ campus from 2006 in various responsibilities as house Minister, Administrator of Prerana and now as administer of DA and Director of Loyola ITI. He has been in retreat ministry ever since he came here. He has MSc in Clinical Psychology and a PG Diploma in Guidance and Counselling. He has guided more than 50 eight days Ignatian Retreats and 20 One month Ignatian Long Retreats for Sisters, Fathers and Brothers during his stay here. Many young people come to him for discernment, guidance and counselling.

2006

Fr Godwin Serrao SJ

Retreat Preacher

Fr Godwin was on the Faculty of Physics at St John Paul II School, Texas USA and St Aloysius College, Mangalore as well as the Principal of St Josephs Boys High School, Bangalore and St Xaviers PU College, Gulbarga. He has sufficient experience in understanding the youth in accompanying them and guiding them. Experienced in directing, conducting NLP courses, Intensive Journal programmes, Ignatian Thirty Days Spiritual Exercises (Retreat), Eight Days Retreats, etc. He could be contacted on mobile phone, and WhatsApp on: 8197250069/9480276655/9448842763 He enjoys doing retreat ministry.

2014 -

Fr Clarence D Souza SJ

Retreat Preacher

He was on the Faculty of History at St Josephs College, Bangalore for 35 years as well as Vice Principal of the same college for 32 years. He has sufficient experience in understanding the youth in accompanying them and guiding them in the context of todays challenges. He has served as the Spiritual Counsellor, assisting the team of the Campus Ministry. He enjoys doing pastoral ministry and has obliged parish priests for Sunday Masses in the City.

2019 -

Fr John Baptist Mendonca SJ

Retreat Preacher

Fr. John Baptist Mendonca is involved with active retreat preaching ministry at Dhyanashrama for the last 15 years. He has been preaching eight days retreats and Thirty days retreats to religious. He has preached 30 days retreats at an average of four per year. Earlier, he was involved in counselling in schools. He was the vice principal of St Aloysius School, Mangalore for ten years and principal for eight years and then principal of St Josephs School, Hassan for six years. He worked as counsellor and pastor in California for one year. He has been trained in Ignatian spirituality in Manresa, Spain. Fr JB started his ministry of preaching Ignatian retreats in 1976, the year of his ordination and continued this ministry even when involved with youth ministry.

2004

Fr Olvin Veigas SJ

Retreat Preacher, Resource Person

Worked as a missionary in Russia, teaching theology and doing pastoral work. He preached retreats to both lay and religious in Russia. He also ran the Jesuit Institutions in Moscow and Novosibirsk as administrator, director and rector, until recently. He combines both East-West Christian prayer methods and theology, music and literature in his retreats. He studied in Russia, Italy, United States and United Kingdom. He is enjoying his second life since his major health crisis! See his blog: www.celebratefaith.blogspot.com

2018 -

Fr William Sequeira, SJ

Retreat Preacher, Tertian Instructor

Specialized in depth Psychology and Counselling,, Spirituality and Spiritual Direction. Work Experience: Formation and guiding personal and group retreats, Conducting Courses and Programs in the area of his specialization.

2008 -

Fr. Terence Farias S.J.

Retreat Preacher

Experienced in directing, conducting: • Ignatian Thirty Days Spiritual Exercises (Retreat) • Eight Days Retreats. • Seminars, courses on Discernment of Spirits. • Discernment and Spiritual Direction. • How to teach mental prayer to beginners. Methods of mental prayer, Stages in growth in prayer . • Religious Leadership for Major Superiors, and Local Superiors. • How to conduct Chapters, General, and Provincial. • Seminars, Sessions for newly elected General and Provincial Councils. He could be contacted on mobile phone, and WhatsApp on: 9448094475

2019-