Bangalore, India. Sanyasa began its academic year on 16th June 2018 with the Holy Mass presided by Rev. Fr. Jacob Arakkal, CMF, the president of Sanyasa and the Provincial of the Claretian Province of Bangalore at 9.30 am. The occasion was also graced by the presence of Rev.Fr. Peter D’Souza, the Vicar of the Claretian Province of Bangalore. During the inaugural Eucharistic celebration, Faher President prayed for the success of the academic year and delivered a thought-provoking homily. In the homily, he highlighted the present situation of consecrated life in India and the need of the consecrated persons to play a prophetic role with greater commitment and enthusiasm. In this academic year, they have 42 diploma students and 9 postgraduate students and a few audit students who would take part only in few selected courses.
On the same day at 11.00 am, they also had the inaugural orientation talk given by Fr. James Niravath, O.C.D., the rector of the Carmelite Theology House, Carmelaram. In his orientation address, he invited the participants to recall their commitment to experience the love of God and to share the experience with others. He also exhorted the students to be joyful witnesses to the Gospel. With the Holy Mass and the orientation talk, the new academic year 2018-2019 was officially inaugurated at Sanyasa.