Sunday, November 24, 2013
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Monday, August 12, 2013
Phonetics Classes by Fr. Scotus Fernandez SJ
The Novices had three days of intense classes on Phonetics by Fr. Scotus Fernandez SJ from 7 - 9 August 2013.
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Programmes at Prerana
IGNATIUS SPIRITUALITY CENTRE
Mount St Joseph, IIMB PO Bag 7645, Bengaluru – 560 076
Tel: 080 – 26485778 / 32402408
Prerana is a venture to respond to the on-going Renewal & Formation needs of religious & laity through courses on Ignatian Spirituality, Psycho-Spiritual Development, Religious Leadership, Inter-Religious Harmony, Scripture, Socio-Ecological Issues etc. The Courses presume and are designed on Christian faith and are open to all.
Fr. Francis Menezes SJ, Fr. Jossie D’Mello SJ, Fr. Anthony Joseph SJ, Fr. Terence Farias SJ, Fr. Ralph da Costa SJ, Fr. William Sequeira SJ, Fr. Arockyasamy SJ, Fr. Hilario Fernandes, SJ, Fr. Tom Quadros SJ, Fr. Scotus Fernandez SJ.
Fr. Francis Serrao SJ, Fr. Frederick D’Silva SJ, Fr. Bosco SJ, Fr. Joy Philip Kakkanattu CMI, Fr. Dion Vaz SJ, Fr. Balaraju SJ, Fr. Pradeep Sequeira SJ, Fr. Joseph Rodrigues SJ, Fr. Arun Kumar SJ, Fr. Melwyn Pinto SJ, Fr. Jason Furtado SJ, Fr. Brian Pereira SJ, Sr. Alma HC, Sr. Alphonse Mary S. Sp. S, Sr. Bernardine RNDM, Sr. Rashmi S. Sp. S.
PROGRAMME - 2013
January 4 – February 3
ONE MONTH BASIC COURSE ON SPIRITUAL DIRECTION & COUNSELLING
Faith Sharing, Human Person – Life Span Development, Basic Psychology, Spirituality, Prayer & Mysticism, Religious Life: Vows, Discernment of Spirits, NLP, Counselling & Issues: Family, Anger, Guilt, Resistance, Forgiveness, Grief, Sexuality, Abuse, Stress etc., Spiritual Direction and Training in Skills.
Board & Lodge: Rs 8,400/- , Course Fee: Rs 2,600/- , Total Rs 11,000/- (Arrival on January 4 by 5 PM)
January 14 - 19: NLP (NEURO LINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING) BASIC
NLP is an effective method to study how the brain works, to become aware of the processes of thinking, feeling, learning, making choices, and to achieve realistic goals. NLP gives us powerful tools to change ourselves to be what we want. It teaches us the ‘Know How’ of changing our negative thinking, harmful habits, limiting beliefs and unhelpful attitudes.
Fr. Bosco SJ
Board & Lodge: Rs 1,500/-, Course Fee: Rs 1,500/-, Total Rs. 3,000/- (Arrival on January 14 by 5 PM)
January 20 – 25: JOURNEYING INTO THE HEART OF IGNATIUS: STUDY ON THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA (Ignatian Module I)
The course on the Autobiography would enable the participants to enter into the person of Ignatius: his journey as a pilgrim from Loyola (from his conversion) to Rome (till the founding of the Society of Jesus); his journey from self-centredness to God centredness and his journey of finding the will of God. The course is meant for those congregations who follow Ignatian Spirituality.
Fr. Jossie D’ Mello SJ
Board & Lodge: Rs 1,500/-, Course Fee: Rs 1,000/-, Total Rs 2,500/- (Arrival on January 20 by 5 PM)
January 27 – Feb 1: DISCOVERING THE GOD OF IGNATIUS: A STUDY ON THE SPIRITUAL EXERCISES OF IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA (Ignatian Module II)
Through a textual study of the Spiritual Exercises, one will discover the God of Ignatius. It is meant for those who are interested in giving Ignatian retreats.
Fr. Jossie D’ Mello SJ
Board & Lodge: Rs 1,500/-, Course Fee: Rs 1,000/-, Total Rs 2,500/- (Arrival on January 27 by 5 PM)
February 10 - 15: YOUTH AND FAITH FORMATION
Lights and shadows of today’s youth, issues of our youth, relevant youth spirituality, facilitation skills for youth animators, accompanying & mentoring.
Fr. Brian Pereira SJ
Board & Lodge: Rs 1,500/-, Course Fee: Rs 1,000/-, Total Rs 2,500/- (Arrival on February 10 by 5 PM)
February 10 – 15: INTER-RELIGIOUS DIALOGUE
In India we Christians are a very small minority living among the vast majority of people of other faiths, rubbing shoulders with them in our daily lives. How are we to relate to people of other religions? How do these faiths enrich us? The Holy Bible specially the example of Jesus and the teachings of the Church in the Vatican II enlighten us on these important questions. Practical ways of Inter-religious Dialogue will be explained. Relevant and useful for formators, educationists, social workers and superiors.
Fr. Terence Farias SJ
Board & Lodge: Rs 1,500/-, Course Fee: Rs 1000/-, Total Rs 2,500/- (Arrival on February 10 by 5 PM)
February 17 – 27: TEN DAYS RETREAT: AWARENESS – A PATH TO MINDFUL & CHOICEFUL LIVING
A psycho-spiritual approach to self-awareness invites the retreatant to walk along the path of truth without violence in order to discover one’s mystical nature. The first two days are spent in understanding the psycho-spiritual framework and the remaining days are used to get in touch with oneself through guidance and exercises. It provides tools to empower the retreatant to continue the process of mindful and choiceful living in his/her daily life.
Fr. Tony J, SJ
Board, Lodge & Fee: Rs 5,500/ (Arrival on February 17 by 5 PM. Departure on February 27 after lunch)
March 1 – 21: THREE WEEKS RENEWAL COURSE FOR FORMATORS
(Renewal for Formators & Spiritual Guides)
Youth of Today – Lights and Shadows, Spirituality of Youth, Discernment of Vocation, Issues and Problems in Formation, Mysticism, Spiritual Direction, Prayer and Psychological well-being, Self-Care of the Formator, Stress and Burn out of the Formator.
Board & Lodge: Rs 6,000/-, Course Fee: Rs 1,800/- , Total Rs 7,800/- (Arrival on March 1 by 5 PM)
March 11 – 16: IGNATIAN DISCERNMENT & PRAYER (Ignatian Module III)
Discernment – choosing a way of life, Reform of life, Meditation, Contemplation, Methods of Prayer, Examination of Consciousness.
Fr. Freddie D Silva SJ
Board & Lodge: Rs 1,500/-, Course Fee: Rs 1,000/-, Total Rs 2,500/- (Arrival on March 11 by 5 PM)
April 3 -13: RELIGIOUS LEADERSHIP
(For present and would be community animators and directors of works)
Community as context for Leadership, Team-Building, Stages of & Consultation in Community, Authority, Role & Characteristics of a Religious Leader, Principles of Spiritual Leadership & Religious Governance, Mistakes to avoid, Coping with Stress & Burn-out. Decision Making, Dealing with Difficult People, Leadership Styles, Power Dynamics, Anger & Conflict Management, Assertive Skills of Leader, Finance Management.
Board & Lodge: Rs 3,000/-, Course Fee: Rs 1,000/-, Total Rs 4,000/- (Arrival on April 3 by 5PM)
April 16 – May 21: COURSE ON RETREAT DIRECTION
(For those who are or will go into retreat ministry)
Faith Journey, Spirituality, Introduction to and Dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises, Discernment of Spirits, Counselling, Spiritual Direction, Skills Training, 8 – day Ignatian Retreat, Supervised Retreat Direction, Preparation and Presentation of Retreat themes.
Board & Lodge: Rs 9,000/- , Course Fee: Rs 3,000/-, Total Rs. 12,000/- (Arrival on April 16 by 5 PM)
May 23 – May 28: RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS AS EFFECTIVE ANIMATORS AND LEADERS ACCORDING TO IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY (Ignatian Module IV)
The course will deal with the spirituality and the practical aspects of the role of the Superiors based on the Bible, Ignatian Spirituality and modern insights of psychology and sociology. Other topics are: Empowering leadership, power of vision, and mission, and give practical training in some basic skills needed to be empowered and to empower, such as listening, conducting meetings, care-fronting, conflict resolution, temporal administration etc. It is meant not only for animators of religious communities but also for those who have leadership roles in schools, colleges, social work and other situations.
Fr. Terence Farias SJ
Board & Lodge: Rs 1,500/-, Course Fee: Rs 1,000/-, Total Rs 2,500/- (Arrival on May 23 by 5PM)
May 23 – May 28: TEACHER FOR TODAY: A RENEWAL PROGRAMME FOR TEACHERS AND EDUCATORS
The “Renewal Program for Teachers and Educators” is geared to help those in the field of education to be creative, critical and relevant in the changing context of education today. This course helps to develop a new pedagogy in the field of education that will focus on the development and problems of students today where the teacher will be a motivation and a mentor. Other topics: skills in basic counselling, tracking students learning styles, multiple intelligence, parenting styles, sexuality, addictions, abuse, stress management, media influence and learning disabilities.
Fr. Dion Vaz SJ, Fr. Pradeep Sequeira SJ
Board & Lodge: Rs 1,500/-, Course Fee: Rs 1,500/-, Total Rs 3,000/- (Arrival on May 23 by 5PM)
June 3 – 8: RETREAT: 5 DAYS JESUS PRAYER RETREAT
Jesus Prayer is a classical form of Christian contemplation alive in the Church from 4th century. It is a simple but effective means of waking to Christ-consciousness. When the name of Jesus is repeated with Indian mantras and melodies, it creates spiritual vibrations within. There will be seven guided meditations with the chanting of the name of Jesus and two reflection sessions each day. The entire week will be spent in silence.
Sr. Rose Pudukadan
Board, Lodge & Fee: 3,000/- (Arrival on June 3 by 5PM. Retreat concludes on June 8th at 4.30PM)
June 10 - 15: IGNATIAN DISCERNMENT APPLIED TO PROVINCE CHAPTERS AND DECISION MAKING
This course will deal with the manner of taking decisions both in the life of an individual, and also in decision making bodies, such as the Community Meetings, Council Meetings, and Chapters in the light of the Bible, the Canon Law and the methodology of discernment of spirits, evolved by St. Ignatius of Loyola. It will be very useful for all Religious, specially for Major and Local Superiors, and for all those who take part in the decision making processes.
Fr. Terence Farias SJ
Board & Lodge: Rs 1,500/-, Course Fee: Rs 1,000/-, Total Rs 2,500/- (Arrival on June 10 by 5PM)
June 27 – August 10: RENEWAL COURSE FOR RELIGIOUS
The themes covered are: Faith Sharing, Spirituality, Mid Life-Transition, A New Way of Being Religious, Spirituality of the Gospels, Discernment of Spirits, Psycho- Spiritual Integration, Spiritual Direction, Service Mysticism. The course concludes with an eight days Retreat in Dhyanashrama. During the course Saturday will be an integration day.
Board & Lodge: Rs 10,000/-, Course Fee: 3,000/- Retreat (in Dhyanashrama): Rs 2,500/-, Total Rs 15,500/-
June 27 – September 30: THREE MONTHS COURSE IN PREPARATION FOR FINAL PROFESSION
(with weekend integration and personal accompaniment)
This programme covers topics like: Prayer, Mysticism, New Way of Being Religious Today, Vowed Life, Community Life, Mission, Spirituality of the Scripture, Intensive Journal, Discernment: Individual and Communitarian, Feminist Spirituality, Eco-Spirituality, Inter-Religious Dialogue, Counselling and Spiritual Direction, Media Awareness and Psycho-Spiritual, Psycho-Sexual Integration. The Course would end with a retreat. You could either choose an 8 days or a 30 days retreat. (Arrival on June 27 by 5 PM)
Board & Lodge: Rs 22,800/- , Course Fee: Rs 7,500/-, 30 Days Retreat (in Dhyanashrama Rs 8,400/- Total Rs 38,700/-
Board & Lodge: Rs 22,800/-, Course Fee: Rs 7,500/-, 8 Days Retreat (in Dhyanashrama) Rs 2,400/- Total Rs 32,700/-
Sept 28 -29: Days of Synthesis
Retreat: Sept 30 – October 8: Fr. Francis Menezes, SJ (8 Days Retreat) in Dhyanashrama
Retreat: Sept 30 – October 29: Fr. Terence Farias, SJ (30 Days Retreat) in Dhyanashrama
Oct 30 – Nov 2: Session: Life after the Retreat (For those who do 30 days retreat)
June 30 – July 5: ENCOUNTERING GOD IN PRAYER
Topics: “Our Father”, Prayer and psychological well-being, mysticism and Indian elements of Prayer. There will be daily guided meditations.
Fr. Arun Kumar SJ, Fr. Jossie D’ Mello SJ
Board & Lodge: Rs 1,500/-, Course Fee: Rs 1,000/-, Total Rs 2,500/- (Arrival on June 30 by 5 PM)
July 7 – 12: A NEW WAY OF BEING RELIGIOUS
In the changing face of religious life today, the course is an attempt to understand a new way of being religious in contemporary world. The topics are: who is a religious today, community life, vowed life, mission & spirituality of religious life.
Fr. Freddie D’ Silva SJ, Fr. Jossie D’Mello SJ
Board & Lodge: Rs 1,500/-, Course Fee: Rs 1,000/-, Total Rs 2,500/- (Arrival on July 7 by 5 PM)
July 14 – 19: SPIRITUALITY OF THE SCRIPTURE
The course highlights the Spirituality of the Old Testament, Spirituality of the Gospel and the Spirituality of Pauline Letters.
Fr. Joy Philip Kakkanattu CMI, Fr. Ralph da Costa SJ
Board & Lodge: Rs 1,500/-, Course Fee: Rs 1,000/-, Total Rs 2,500/- (Arrival on July 14 by 5 PM)
July 21 – 26: INWARD JOURNEY THROUGH INTENSIVE JOURNAL
A method of personal growth, developed by Dr. Ira Progoff, Intensive Journal facilitates the discovery of the over-all meaning, direction and saving mystery of our life in our personal experience. Drawing on our inner resources, it helps us to become aware of the new depths and potentialities of our self in all its aspects: conscious / unconscious, mind / body / spirit, intellect / emotion, personal / transpersonal, and historical / spiritual. Acting on this self-integrating principle of life and the holistic principle of creativity we look at life in its different aspects.
Fr. Francis Menezes SJ
Board & Lodge: Rs 1,500/-, Course Fee: Rs 1,000/-, Total Rs 2,500/- (Arrival on July 21 by 5 PM)
July 28 – Aug 2: DISCERNMENT: INDIVIDUAL AND COMMUNITARIAN
The course will elaborately deal with the Ignatian discernment individual and communitarian. Discernment enables one to be in touch with the core of one’s being and the core of one’s community. This core is the Divine who communicates to the person and to the community through interior movements. A discerning person and a discerning community will be able to read the signs of the times and to choose what God wants.
Fr. Terence Farias SJ
Board & Lodge: Rs 1,500/-, Course Fee: Rs 1,000/-, Total Rs 2,500/- (Arrival on July 28 by 5 PM)
Aug 4- 9: SPIRITUALITY OF SOCIAL ACTION
This course will consist of social analysis; an overview of the current situation in society; an analysis of the social structures that perpetuate injustice and marginalization; an in depth understanding of the socio-religious, cultural and economic forces that impact on the freedom and development of all sections of society; a study of the rights to life, liberty and expression enshrined in the Constitution of India; various strategies, means and methods to emancipate, educate, enlighten and empower the poor; and finally the biblical spirituality essential for the agents of social change.
Fr. Francis Serrao SJ
Board & Lodge: Rs 1,500/-, Course Fee: Rs 1,000/-, Total Rs 2,500/- (Arrival on Aug 4 by 5 PM)
Aug 11- 16: PSYCHO-SEXUAL INTEGRATION
A principal goal of Psycho-sexual integration is to enable individuals to embrace human life fully and to live it wholeheartedly and joyfully. The course proposes some elements that can foster healthy sexual integration. The fire of love that inspired a person to give up everything and follow the Lord needs to be rekindled and kept alive so that one’s celibate vocation may continue to be meaningful. And to discover a “Spirituality that which gives meaning to life and allows us to participate in the larger whole.”
Fr. Francis Menezes SJ
Board & Lodge: Rs 1,500/-, Course Fee: Rs 1,000/-, Total Rs 2,500/- (Arrival on Aug 11 on 5 PM)
Aug 18 -23: COUNSELLING AND SPIRITUAL DIRECTION
The course on Counselling equips one first of all with basic listening skills. It will be followed by basic counselling skills like life-span development, the counselling process model, defense mechanisms, transference and countertransference, and dealing with resistant clients. The course will also focus on specialized issues like family counselling, addictions, anger management, stress management, self-esteem, sexuality and abuse. With regard to Spiritual Direction, we all know that there are moments in life when we all need a rock to lean on - that rock is not any other human being - but the mystery we call God. This mystery is experienced in each person’s heart and mind and spirit. Paying attention to this experience is what happens in spiritual direction. The course will be a combination of theory and practice where participants will be able to sufficiently master the skills of listening, counselling and spiritual direction.
Fr. Dion Vaz SJ, Fr. Francis Menezes SJ
Board & Lodge: Rs 1,500/-, Course Fee: Rs 1,000/-, Total Rs 2,500/- (Arrival on Aug 18 by 5 PM)
Aug 25 – 30: MEDIA AWARENESS
Media Awareness seeks to help participants understand media dynamics through newspaper analysis, understanding of broadcast media, film analysis, critical look into advertising, among other things. The other topics are: basic writing skills in news reports, features, letters to the editor, articles / basic photography skills / Screening of a few critically acclaimed films and their critical appreciation.
Fr. Melwyn Pinto SJ
Board & Lodge: Rs 1,500/-, Course Fee: Rs 1,000/-, Total Rs 2,500/- (Arrival on Aug 25 by 5 PM)
Sept 1 – 6: INTER-RELIGIOUS DIALOGUE
For the content of the course, see the course Feb 10-15: Inter-religious Dialogue.
Fr. Terence Farias SJ
Board & Lodge: Rs 1,500/-, Course Fee: Rs 1,000/-, Total Rs 2,500/- (Arrival on Sept 1 by 5 PM)
Sept 8 – 13: FEMINIST SPIRITUALITY: A SPIRITUALITY OF EMPOWERMENT & PARTNERSHIP
The following themes are explored accompanied by meditation, liturgical celebrations and personal sharing/discussions: The image and identity of women in Indian Society, Tradition and Culture / Biblical images of women / Jesus and Women / Women in the Early Church / Women’s Leadership in the Tradition of the Church (especially women mystics) / Women and Images of the Divine / Current trends in Feminist Spirituality / Possibilities and Challenges of Developing a Spirituality of Empowerment and Partnership.
Sr. Rashmi SSpS, Fr. Francis Menezes SJ
Board & Lodge: Rs 1,500/-, Course Fee: Rs 1,000/-, Total Rs 2,500/- (Arrival on Sept 8 by 5 PM)
Sept 15 – 20: ECO SPIRITUALITY
The course enables one to grow in eco-sensitivity, eco-awareness and to experience God (Divine) in creation. The topics that covered are: Ecology and Religions, Ecology and the Bible, Interconnectedness between Human-Divine-Cosmos and Ecological issues. There will be guided meditations centred on eco-awareness.
Sr. Rashmi SSpS, Fr. Jossie D’Mello SJ
Board & Lodge: Rs 1,500/-, Course Fee: Rs 1,000/-, Total Rs 2,500/- (Arrival on Sept 15 by 5 PM)
Sept 22 – 27: PSYCHO - SPIRITUAL INTEGRATION
Integration of Physical, Mental, Psychological, Emotional and Spiritual Dimensions; Basic Principles of Integration; Mind-Heart-Behaviour- Management; Coping with Stress, Tensions, Fears, Anxieties, Anger, Loss, Depression and Crisis Situations; Healing of Traumatic Experiences, Awareness-Meditative-Relaxation (AMR).
Fr. William Sequeira SJ
Board & Lodge: Rs 1,500/-, Course Fee: Rs 1,000/-, Total Rs 2,500/- (Arrival on Sept 22 by 5 PM)
October 2 – Nov 10: RENEWAL COURSE FOR SILVER JUBILARIANS
Maturing in Religious Life, Prayer and Mysticism, Community Life, Mid – Life Spirituality and Transitions, Discernment and Spiritual Direction, Psycho-Spiritual Integration, 8-days Retreat.
Board & Lodge: Rs 10,500/-, Course Fee: Rs 4,000/-, Total Rs. 14,500/- (Arrival on October 2 by 5PM)
Nov 15 – Nov 30: DISCOVERING ONESELF THROUGH GROUP THERAPY
(Maximum number of participants 18)
Faith Sharing, Spirituality, Life Span Development, Transition and Meaning Making, Group Therapy. This course is useful for formators and animators.
Fr. Dion Vaz SJ, Fr. Francis Menezes SJ
Board & Lodge: Rs 4,500/-, Course Fee: Rs 3,000/-, Total Rs 7,500/- (Arrival on November 15 by 5PM)
Nov 18 – 23: GROWING IN SELF-AWARENESS & SELF-ESTEEM
The course addresses basic questions of life from psycho-spiritual angle: who am I? Who is God for me? What is the purpose of my life? The course contains exercises and meditations on awareness through which one is led to the realization that self-worth and self-dignity come from within.
Fr. Brian Pereira SJ, Fr. Arun Kumar SJ, Fr. Jossie D’ Mello SJ
Board & Lodge: Rs 1,500/-, Course Fee: Rs 1,500/-, Total Rs 3,000/- (Arrival on November 18 by 5PM)
Nov 25 - 30: RELIGIOUS LEADERSHIP
Topics: Leadership according the Bible, Empowering leadership, power of vision, and mission, practical training in some basic skills needed to be empowered and to empower, such as listening, conducting meetings, care-fronting, conflict resolution, temporal administration, relationship between religious & Bishops etc. It is meant not only for animators of religious communities but also for those who have leadership roles in schools, colleges, social work and other situations.
Fr Terence Farias SJ
Board & Lodge: Rs 1,500/-, Course Fee: Rs 1,000/-, Total Rs 2,500/- (Arrival on November 25 by 5PM)
Dec 4 – 9: IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY: CONTEMPORARY THEMES (Ignatian Module V)
A day’s input on themes like Inter-Religious Dialogue, Social Action, Education, Formation, Qualities of Ignatian Spirituality will be given by experts.
Board & Lodge: Rs 1,500/-, Course Fee: Rs 1,000/-, Total Rs 2,500/- (Arrival on December 4 by 5PM)
Dec 4 – 9: DISCERNMENT AND SPIRITUAL DIRECTION
Fr. Francis Menezes SJ, Fr. Jossie D’ Mello SJ
Board & Lodge: Rs 1,500/- , Course Fee: Rs 1,000/-, Total Rs 2,500/- (Arrival on December 4 by 5PM)
Dec 12- 20: 8 DAYS RETREAT: INNER HEALING RETREAT THROUGH THE STAGES OF LIFE
Francis Menezes SJ
Board, Lodge & Fee 3,000/- (Arrival on December 12 by 5PM).
HOW TO REACH PRERANA
Prerana is at Mount St. Joseph on the Bannerghatta (National Park) Road, in Kalena Agrahara Village, about 15 km from Majestic bus stand / Bangalore City Railway Station and about 1 km after Meenakshi Temple, on the right side (Opposite to Ajmera Acres).
From Majestic / City Railway Station: 365 & buses going to Bannerghatta Park, (Platform 15) / 365 Volvo buses. (Platform 4)
From Shanthi Nagar BMTC bus stand (those arriving by buses from Tamil Nadu): 365
From Kalasipalyam / City Market (K.R.Market). 366, 367, 371, 372.
From Brigade Road (near war memorial): Big 10: G 4
From Shivajinagar (Platform 12) …. 368 (infrequent)
From Dairy Circle/Dharmaram: 365, 366, 367, 368, 370, 371, 372, G4
Alight at LOYOLA SCHOOL and walk ahead a few yards to our gate on the right side.
OR Alight at KALENA AGRAHARA (next stop after Loyola School) and walk back a few yards to our gate on the left side.