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About the Provincial

 Rev. Fr. Charles Serrao OCD

Rev. Fr Charles Serrao, OCD was born on 26 August, 1950 at Vamadapav, Diocese of Mangalore. He made his first religious profession on 19th March, 1971 and was ordained a priest on 23 December 1978. After the formation of the Karnataka-Goa Province in 1981, he held the offices of Director of the Aspirants at the Vocation Home - Mangalore, Master of Theology Students - Mangalore, Vocation Promoter and Provincial Councillor. He obtained a Licentiate in Psychology and Pedagogy from Salesian Pontifical University in Rome and a Diploma of Specialization in Consecrated Life at "Claretianum", an Institute of Theology for Religious Life, in Rome. He also, holds a Diploma in Human Growth and Development Relationships, Spiritual Counselling Skills, Community Living from the Institute of St Anselm, London. On his return to India he was again elected Provincial Councillor and appointed as Master of Philosophy Students - Mysore. In the General Chapter of 1991, he was elected Definitor General in Rome and then re-elected for a second sexennium in 1997. On completion of this assignment he was appointed Rector of Collegio Teologico Internazionale OCD, in Rome where he continued for 11 years. During his 25 years as priest, he worked 13 years in formation of the seminarians, both in India and Rome. He has teaching experience in the Philosophy College in India and in “Teresiamun”, the Pontifical Institute of Spirituality - Rome. He has also wide experiences in giving seminars, especially on formation and religious life. He has closely collaborated in the formation of the Discalced Carmelite Friars and Cloistered Nuns as General Councillor and Religious Assistant.

In the 12th Provincial Chapter of the Karnataka-Goa Province he was elected as the Provincial Superior on 30th April, 2014 at Dhyana Sadhana, Mysore. He was re-elected for a second consecutive term in the 13th provincial chapter of the Karnataka Goa Province on 27th April, 2017 at Sadbhavana, Bangalore.

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