We the Discalced Carmelites of the K.G. Province
delight in the person of Rev Fr Wilfred Pais who
successfully defended his Doctoral thesis on the
theme “Women Discipleship: A Model for the
Disciples in the Gospel of Mark”. The defense
was held at Pontifical University of Urbaniana,
Rome at 3-00pm on June 10, 2015.
The doctoral thesis of Fr Wilfred was guided by
Prof. Crimella Matteo, a renowned biblical
scholar and a professor at the Urbaniana. The
panel of examiners comprised of professors
Crimella Matteo, Gieniusz Andrzej and Bazzi
Carlo. The panel members expressed their whole
hearted appreciation for the systematic and
comprehensive presentation and development of
the thesis. In the words of the moderator, the
entire research work is very scientific with
rich insights and quotations from several works
in major European languages. The research
comprised of seven chapters with a General
introduction and General conclusion.
The doctoral defense was witnessed by the
Carmelite Friars from Scala, Teresianum, Empoli
and others. Besides, there were religious
sisters from the neighboring convents. Fr
Archibald Gonsalves, the ex-provincial was the
guest of honour as Fr Wilfred commenced his
doctoral studies during his tenure. The
culmination of the celebration was when the
first Carmelite doctor from the Tanzania Mission
cut the cake and shared his happiness and joy.
We congratulate Rev Dr Wilfred Pais and wish him
all the best in his future endeavors.