Lectio Brevis 2016-2017
Lectio Brevis of the current academic year took place on the fifteenth of June, 2016 in Pushpashrama. The celebration began with the Holy Eucharist presided over by Rev. Fr. Silvestre D'Souza, Councilor in charge of spirituality. He also preached a meaningful homily inviting the brothers to grow in wisdom. After a sumptuous tea-break the inaugural ceremony of the academic year took place in the seminary auditorium. Br. Elvis compered the programme and Rev. Fr. Alfred Menezes Rector of the College spread the carpet of red roses to all the invitees. Rev. Fr. Paul D’Souza, the professor par excellence introduced the speaker of the day. Rev. Fr. Wilfred Rodrigues the latest doctor of the province presented the Lectio Brevis on the theme ‘Personal fulfilment and happiness through freedom from cravings, a comparative study of Gautama Buddha and St. John of the Cross.’ Rev. Fr. George Santhumayor, the president of the programme addressed the gathering inviting the students to grow into philosophical enquiry and released the Cosmos, the annual magazine of the Students. Rev. Fr. Oswald Crasta, dean of the philosophy college presented the rules and regulations of the college. Rev. Fr. Ronald D’Souza, master of students expressed the sentiments of gratitude to all those who made this event the most memorable one. With the anthem of the College the programme petered out followed by the midday prayer and the grand monastic meal.

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