The annual convocation programme of “Ryshivana: A centre for inner silence and contemplation,” was held on 14 March 2022 at 6.00 p.m. Very Rev Fr. George Santhumayor, the Provincial Superior of the Karnataka Goa Province celebrated the thanksgiving Eucharist. After the mass there was the convocation ceremony for 27 participants who completed the eight months’ certificate course in spirituality. Rev Fr. Deep Fernandes, the Councillor in charge of Spirituality, released the annual souvenir and gave a touching message encouraging the participants. Fr. Archibald Gonsalves, the Director of the centre in his Convocation address gave a bird’s eye view of the Institute. Fr. Provincial released the book Path to Happiness, written by Fr. Wilfred Rodrigues, a comparative study of Buddha and St. John of the Cross. He then awarded the participants with certificates and encouraged them to live a life of sanctity as a path to genuine happiness. The participants besides singing a melodious chorus and a welcome dance staged a melodrama. The programme was well attended by the fathers of the Mangalore region. The participants thanked the community fathers for their accompaniment. Fr. Lancy Mendonca, the Dean of studies, rendered the vote of thanks. Thus the fourteenth convocation ended with the singing of the Ryshivana Anthem followed by Agape.

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