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Posted by Fr Nelson Madathikandam MCBS on October 18, 2013
Wonder boy in Music: Edward Yudenich, 7 years Old Conductor
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Posted by Fr Nelson Madathikandam MCBS on October 17, 2013
Pontifical Institute of Theology and Philosophy, Alwaye is an Institute in Kerala, India, which is predominantly an inter-ritual Faculty. One can learn theological and philosophical discipline as well as culture, heritage and tradition of the Kerala Church. “The Pontifical Institute, Alwaye” was erected by the Holy See at Alwaye, Kerala State, India in 1972. On 15th February 1973, the Pontifical Institute of Theology and Philosophy, Alwaye, was officially inaugurated by His Excellency, the Most Rev.Dr.John Gordon, then Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to India. On 25th April 1997, through a decree the Congregation for Catholic Education separated the Pontifical Institute from the Pontifical Seminary. At present the Pontifical Institute functions at two separate campuses – Mangalapuzha and Carmelgiri, and offers simultaneously courses of theology and philosophy in both campuses. It is entrusted to the Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council and is under the overall supervision of the Congregation for Catholic Education. It has at present the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy and may open new Faculties with the approval of the Holy See.
A Brief History of The Pontifical Institute of Theology & Philosophy, Alwaye
The Carmelite Missionaries, who were sent to Malabar by Pope Alexander VII, started a small Seminary at Verapoly in 1682 for the formation of both the Latin and the Syrian clergy. Due to the lack of conveniences the Seminary at Verapoly was shifted to the new buildings at Puthenpally in 1866. In 1888, the Seminary at Puthenpally was constituted the Major Central Seminary for the whole of Malabar, and was placed under Congregation of Evangelization of Peoples. Owing to the increase in the number of students, a new Seminary with better accommodation was built at Mangalapuzha, Alwaye. The new Seminary was officially inaugurated on 28th January 1933. The increase in the priestly vocations necessitated further extension. On 24th November 1955 the new philosophical college at Carmelgiri was solemnly blessed and inaugurated by His Excellency Most Rev.Martin Lucas, then Apostolic Internuncio to India. In 1964 the Seminary was raised to the ‘Pontifical’ status by the Holy See. On June 12,1976, the direction and administration of the Pontifical Seminary was entrusted to the Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council.
Pontifical Institute of Theology and Philosophy
The first step towards the realization of the plan for a Faculty had been taken on October 7, 1959, when the Congregation issued a decree affiliating the theology department of the Seminary with the Lateran University, Rome. With this, the theology department of the Seminary became “Studium Theologicum” which was governed by norms given by the University and a convention between the Rector of the Lateran University and the Rector of the Seminary. In April 1971, the Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council sent a petition to the Congregation for the erection of an autonomous Faculty. On February 24, 1972, the Congregation for Catholic Education issued the decree erecting the Theological Faculty in the Pontifical Seminary. The decree granted the new Faculty all the rights and privileges which were enjoyed by Theological Faculties. It also empowered the Faculty to confer suitable degrees to students who are successful in their studies and research. The power of conferring the degrees of Bachelor and Master (Licentiate) in theology was explicitly granted. On 15th February 1973, the Pontifical Institute of Theology and Philosophy, Alwaye, was officially inaugurated by His Excellency, the Most Rev.Dr.John Gordon, then Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to India. On 25th April 1997, through a decree the Congregation for Catholic Education separated the Pontifical Institute from the Pontifical Seminary. At present the Pontifical Institute functions at two separate campuses – Mangalapuzha and Carmelgiri, and offers simultaneously courses of theology and philosophy in both campuses.
Joseph (Hebrew יוֹסֵף, “Yosef”; Greek: Ἰωσήφ) is a figure in the Gospels, the husband ofMary the mother of Jesus and the guardian of Jesus. In Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodoxand Anglican Christian traditions he is regarded as Saint Joseph.
The Pauline epistles, generally considered the earliest extant Christian records, make no reference to Jesus’ father; nor does the Gospel of Mark, generally considered the first of the gospels. The first appearance of Joseph is therefore in the gospels of Matthew andLuke. Each contains a genealogy of Jesus tracing his ancestry back to King David, but the two are from different sons of David; Matthew follows the major royal line from Solomon, while Luke follows a minor line from Nathan, another son of David and Bathsheba. Consequently all the names between David and Joseph are different. According to Matthew “Jacob was the father of Joseph,” while according to Luke, Joseph, or possibly Jesus, is said to be “of Heli.” Some scholars reconcile the genealogies by viewing the Solomonic lineage in Matthew as Joseph’s major royal line, and the Nathanic lineage in Luke to be Mary’s minor line.
The Institute is entrusted with “the task of preparing with special care students for the priestly ministry for teaching the sacred sciences, and for the more arduous task of the Apostolate”. It is also the task of the Institute “to explore more profoundly the various areas of the sacred disciplines so that day by day a deeper understanding of the Sacred Revelation will be developed, the heritage of Christian wisdom handed down by our ancestors will be plainly brought into view.
The Institute erected by the Holy See at Alwaye, Kerala State, India, shall be called “The Pontifical Institute, Alwaye”. It functions in St. Joseph’s Pontifical Seminary Mangalapuzha and Camelgiri. It is entrusted to the Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council and is under the overall supervision of the Congregation for Catholic Education. It has at present the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy and may open new Faculties with the approval of the Holy See.
According to the Statutes drawn up for the Faculty, the institutional cycle leading to the degree of Bachelor of Theology consists of two stages. The first stage comprises three years of Philosophy with languages and subsidiary subjects on Religion and Social Sciences. A Diploma in Philosophy used to be given to the students who successfully completed this course. On 1st October 1974 the Congregation for Catholic Education issued a decree authorising the Pontifical Institute of Theology and Philosophy to confer the degree of Bachelor of Philosophy. At present the Institute is empowered to confer the following degrees:
1) Bachelor of Philosophy
2) Bachelor of Theology
3) Master of Theology
4) Doctor of Theology
The degree of Bachelor of Philosophy is conferred on those who successfully complete the three years course in Philosophy. Those students who hold a University Degree prior to their joining the Institute can follow a two year cylce leading to the Degree of Bachelor in Philosophy. The degree of Bachelor of Theology is conferred on those who successfully complete the three and a half years course in Theology. The degree of Master of Theology is conferred on those who successfully complete the four semesters of specialization in a prescribed branch of Theology. At present Spiritual Theology, Dogmatic Theology, Pastoral Theology & Counselling and Biblical Theology are offered by the Institute as branches of specialization.The degree of Doctor of Theology is conferred after two semesters of the doctoral course and on fulfilment of the conditions stipulated by the Institute.
PONTIFICAL INSTITUTE ALWAYE
Mangalapuzha, P.B. No.1, Alwaye
Kerala, India – 683 102
Phone : 0484-2606745
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Mangalapuzha Campus, Aluva 683102
Tel: 0484-2606745, 2606746
Carmelgiri Campus, Aluva 683102
Tel: 0484-2604120, 2606632
Posted by Fr Nelson Madathikandam MCBS on September 24, 2013
About Good News Retreat Center
Good News Retreat Center at Kottayam,Pambady is set in a beautiful countryside of Kerala,India formed in 1998 and directed by Fr. Joseph Kandathiparamabil, a spirit filled vibrant priest of Herald of Good News congregation. This retreat center helps thousands of people every day to experience the love, healing and touch of Jesus Christ through spirit filled worship, prayers, talks and music.
Contact Good News Retreat Center
Good News Retreat Center
8th Mile, Velloor PO
Kerala , 686 501
Fr. Joseph Kandathiparampil HGN
Fr. Joseph Kandathiparampil HGN is now leading the Good News Retreat Center. Fr. Joseph is committed to spread the ‘Good News’ all over the world, and his Tapas (fasting) retreats are bestowing tremendous changes in lives of people around the globe.
Read more about Fr. Joseph : Maranathil Ninnu Thapasinte Vazhikallil
Contact : cell 267 423 5552 (USA) | +91 944 765 4231 ( India) + 44 75 35 86 76 88 ( UK)
Retreat Schedule of Good News Retreat Center
One Day Retreat : Every Friday 9 am to 3 Pm
Intercession Prayer : Every Day , Every Hour
Tapas ( Fasting) Retreat: Every first Friday 9:30 am to Monday 9:30 am
Weekend Retreat : Thursday after First Friday 5pm to Sunday 3pm
Inner Healing : Every Sunday after fasting retreat 5:30 pm to Thursday 3pm
Marian Love Retreat: Every first Sunday 5pm to Thursday 4pm
Healing / Sanctification Prayer: Sunday after Inner healing retreat starts 5:00 pm to Thursday 4pm.
Holy Spirit Retreat – Last Sunday 5:00 pm to Thursday 4:00 pm
Night Vigil - Last Friday of every month 7:00 pm starts with Holy Mass till 6:00am next day ends with Holy Mass
Posted by Fr Nelson Madathikandam MCBS on September 24, 2013
Assisi Renewal Center
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ASSISI RENEWAL CENTRE
04822 236386, 04822 238335
Reminiscing about Rev. Fr. Armond OFM Cap.
The Charismatic Renewal Movement that started in the early 1970s enjoyed a great revival in the Church of Kerala. Rev. Fr. Armond OFM Cap. of happy memory has contributed much towards this great renewal. He attended the 1st charismatic retreat convened by the Mumbai team at Christ hall, Kozhikode in 1976 and the 2nd charismatic retreat held at MOC in Kottayam. During this retreat, Fr. Armond was blessed specially by the anointment of the Holy Spirit which wont be gained through any other retreats. To materialize his dream of conducting this retreat in Malayalam, he organized a team with Rev. Fr. Gratian OFM Cap. and Rev. Fr. K. K. John MSFS and started the 1st Malayalam charismatic retreat at Assisi in 1976. Thus originated the Assisi Retreat Centre, Bharananganam. (This was the beginning of the Assisi Retreat Centre, Bharananganam.)
Posted by Fr Nelson Madathikandam MCBS on September 10, 2013
- Open the Command Prompt. You will need to run Command Prompt as an Administartor. Right-click on it and select Run as Administrator. You may need to enter the Administrator password.
- Open the disk management utility. This can be opened by entering the command diskpart.
- Display the connected disks. Type the command list disk to show a list of all the drives connected to your computer. Your USB drive should be listed here as well. Make note of the number next to your USB drive.
- Select the USB drive. Enter the command select disk #, replaice “#” with the number from the previous step.
- Clean the flash drive. Enter the command clean to have the disk management utility verify the integrity of the USB drive, and erase all data.
- Create a bootable partition. Once the USB drive is clean, type in create partition primary. You will see a message saying that the operation was successful.
- Select the new partition. Enter the command select partition 1 and press Enter. Once you receive a confirmation message, type active and press Enter. This will activate the partition.
- Format the USB drive. Input the command format fs=fat32. When you press Enter, the program will work for a few minutes, and the progress will be displayed as a percentage.
- Assign the USB a drive letter. Enter the command assign to give the thumb drive a letter designation. Type exit to end the disk management program.
- Copy the operating system. Once the USB drive has been made bootable, you can copy over the installation files for the operating system you want to install. You can do this by dragging and dropping using your preferred file manager/explorer.
- Copy over any drivers you might need during the operating system installation to make the process much smoother.
- This method will create a USB drive that is bootable. You can then copy the contents of an operating installation disc onto the drive to create a portable installation drive.
- This method only works in Windows Vista, 7, and 8.
Posted by Fr Nelson Madathikandam MCBS on September 4, 2013
Posted by Fr Nelson Madathikandam MCBS on August 11, 2013
This is the Article Published in Catholica Sabha, News bulletin of Trichur Arch Diocese of the Syro-Malabar Church, criticizing the new generation woman writings including that of Sarah Joseph.
Posted by Fr Nelson Madathikandam MCBS on August 6, 2013
Director: Fr Xavier Kunnumpuram MCBS
Cristone Media, initiated and founded as a socio-cultural development centre of MCBS Congregation by Fr. Xavier Kunnumpuram mcbs in 2011, furnishes a harmonious blend of spiritual and cultural education, so as to facilitate the integral development of every individual through perfect training to envisage, produce and promote audio-visual communication media, benefiting people of all categories. The prime commitment is that quality education be imparted via the expertise of our well-experienced faculties in various subjects, equipping and preparing every student with the ability to discover the fathom of himself. The association of the Institution with the Royal School of Music, London proves to be a boon, by way of which, the institution is sure to find greater heights. Cristone Media establishes itself, among the many, to be one of the best learning and research centres in audio-visual communication and arts in South India.
Near Pushpagiri Church
Mobile +91 9446194671, +91 9447471748
Posted by Fr Nelson Madathikandam MCBS on August 1, 2013
Thank You Lord: Malayalam Devotional Album by Fr Biju Kalezhath