Bangalore, India. Sanyasa has been offering one month Summer Course for the consecrated persons in the month of May every year even before the official establishment of Sanyasa as an Institute for Consecrated Life. This particular Program has been a real hit as the consecrated persons can have overall knowledge of the theology of consecrated life in a short period of time. This year, they arranged two summer courses: one in the month of April and another in the month of May.
The April course was special as this was the first time that Sanyasa organized three weeks of Bible course in the summer. This year, they concentrated on the systematic and scholarly study of the New Testament. Claretian Bible scholars Dr. George Panthalanickal and Dr. Arul Jesu Robin animated and organized the entire Program being also the resource persons. All together, there were 35 participants. The Program was well received and they are planning to organize every year two months of intensive summer Bible courses at Sanyasa with better publicity.
In the month of May, they had the usual one month of intensive course on the Theology of Consecrated Life with different resource persons — most of them are Claretians. All together, there were 54 participants from 20 different congregations. Subjects like Biblical Foundations of Consecrated Life, Re-visioning Consecrated Life from the History, Theology of Vocation, Theology of Community Life, Evangelical Counsels, Affective Maturity, Psycho Spiritual Integration, Eucharistic Aspects in Consecrated Life, Christological Insights for Consecrated Life, Charism, Canonical Aspects of Consecrated Life and Family Apostolate were the topics dealt during the course. They also arranged one day recollection and a day for picnic. Indeed, the participants were greatly satisfied and appreciated immensely our effort in providing quality ongoing formation for the consecrated persons of India.