Annual Retreat – Shanti Sadhana (FISI), 21-25 August 2023
The annual retreat for the Provincial Minister and Councillors, Provincial Administration Team, Provincial Spiritual Assistant of OFS, Provincial Vocation Director, Rectors, Directors of Formation Houses, Social Work, and Capuchin Publication Trust, Guardians, Parish Priests, and Principals was held at Shanthi Sadhana, Franciscan Institute of Spirituality of India (FISI), Kengeri, Bangalore, from August 21 to 25, 2023. The five-day retreat was animated in a significant way by Rev. Br Robin Daniel OFM Cap., a friar from St Francis of Assisi Province. The entire retreat was an in-depth reflection on the Rule of St Francis of Assisi as a part of the preparation for the commemoration of the eighth Centenary of the Rule. Br Maxim D Silva, the Provincial Administrator, warmly welcomed the animator, Rev. Fr Robin Daniel OFM Cap., and the retreatants. The Provincial Minister, Rev. Br John Alwyn Dias, introduced the preacher and extended him a floral welcome.

A brief overview of the Primitive Rule, the Regula Non Bullata of 1221, and the Regula Bullata of 1223 by the preacher set the tone for the retreat's opening session, which took place at 9. 00 a.m. The animator provided introspective and thought-provoking insights during the retreat, drawing on various themes from St Francis's life and Rule. Holy Eucharist was held at noon each day and presided over by the appointed friars. The retreat animator provided a brief homily during the Eucharistic liturgy, offering additional reflections on the retreat's subject in light of the readings of the day.

Every evening there was an adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. During the adoration, the preacher gave a short reflection to lead us into meditation and introspection. It was indeed a graceful time for reflecting on the rule and rejuvenating the Franciscan way of life. At the end of the annual retreat, the Provincial Minister, Br John Alwyn Dias, Br Paul Melwyn, and Br Vijay Kumar felicitated the preacher, and Br Andrew Jayaraj proposed the vote of thanks. The retreat concluded with the Holy Eucharist presided over by the Provincial Rev. Br John Alwyn Dias.


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