Our Daily Bread | അപ്പം | Fr. Joy Chencheril MCBS

First Religious Profession | MCBS Emmaus | 2020-21

First Religious Profession of Novices of MCBS Emmaus at MCBS Novitiate House, Kanjirappally on 6th June 2021

First Religious Profession | MCBS Emmaus | 2020-21
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Very Rev. Fr Mathew Alakkalam, Founder of MCBS

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The First Tabernacle Ministry

The First Tabernacle Ministry

A Pro-Life Movement of MCBS

Director: Fr Joy Thottamkara MCBS

First Tabernacle

First Tabernacle Ministry

Any one would ask what is ‘first tabernacle’?. But Question should be changed from WHAT to WHO. Who is first tabernacle? Mother Mary the woman of the Eucharist (Ecclesia De Eucharistia, Pope John Paul 2, no:53) is the First Tabernacle (Ecclesia De Eucharistia, Pope John Paul 2, no:55) . She experienced the Eucharist, the Great Miracle of Love(Mane Nobiscum Domine, Pope John Paul 2, no:30) in the following manner as seen in the , Gospel of St.Luke (St.Luke 1:26-45) and thus became the First Tabernacle and the Mother of Life.

Pro-Life Movement

“Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government; they are every human being’s entitlement by virtue of his humanity. Theright to life does not depend, and must not be contingent, on the pleasure of anyone else, not even a parent or sovereign. How canthere be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers.” – Mother Theresa.

“The unborn child is entitled to its right to life independently of its acceptance by its mother; this is an elementary and inalienable right which emanates from the dignity of the human being.” The Constitutional Court of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Without knowing this great mystery of life, men promote abortion, promote Euthanasia( “It is I who bring both death and life” (Dt 32:39): the tragedy of euthanasia, Ioannes Paulus PP. II Evangelium vitae, no: 64 ) and they forget the Gospel of Old Age. (“Special attention must be given to the elderly. While in some cultures older people remain a part of the family with an important and active role, in others the elderly are regarded as a useless burden and are left to themselves. Here the temptation to resort to euthanasia can more easily arise.

Neglect of the elderly or their outright rejection are intolerable. Their presence in the family, or at least their closeness to the family in cases where limited living space or other reasons make this impossible, is of fundamental importance in creating a climate of mutual interaction and enriching communication between the different age-groups. It is therefore important to preserve, or to re-establish where it has been lost, a sort of “covenant” between generations. In this way parents, in their later years, can receive from their children the acceptance and solidarity which they themselves gave to their children when they brought them into the world.

This is required by obedience to the divine commandment to honour one’s father and mother (cf. Ex 20:12; Lev 19:3). But there is more. The elderly are not only to be considered the object of our concern, closeness and service. They themselves have a valuable contribution to make to the Gospel of life. Thanks to the rich treasury of experiences they have acquired through the years, the elderly can and must be sources of wisdom and witnesses of hope and love.” Ioannes Paulus PP. II Evangelium vitae, no:94)

Anything against life happens because mankind is under the sin of spiritual abortion, the God of love is aborted from their hearts. They are rarely aware of this great sin. Many suffer from poverty, because they experience the poverty of love, being away from theGreat Miracle of Love . Early Christian Community is an example for this love (Acts 1:14, 2:42, 4:32,34 etc.) The patron St.Joseph would intercede for purity of heart with which we are able to see the Love of God.

“ The Gospel of life is at the heart of Jesus’ message. Lovingly received day after day by the Church, it is to be preached with dauntless fidelity as “good news” to the people of every age and culture.At the dawn of salvation, it is the Birth of a Child which is proclaimed as joyful news: “I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people; for to you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord” (Lk 2:10-11).

The source of this “great joy” is the Birth of the Saviour; but Christmas also reveals the full meaning of every human birth, and the joy which accompanies the Birth of the Messiah is thus seen to be the foundation and fulfilment of joy at every child born into the world (cf. Jn 16:21).When he presents the heart of his redemptive mission, Jesus says: “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly” (Jn 10:10). In truth, he is referring to that “new” and “eternal” life which consists in communion with the Father, to which every person is freely called in the Son by the power of the Sanctifying Spirit. It is precisely in this “life” that all the aspects and stages of human life achieve their full significance.”( Ioannes Paulus PP. II Evangelium vitae, no:2)

“What stronger aspiration is there than that of life?” he asked. “And yet on this universal human aspiration threatening shadows are gathering — the shadow of a culture that denies the respect of life at all its stages, the shadow of an indifference that sends countless people to a destiny of hunger and underdevelopment.”(Monday October 18, 4:26 am, VATICAN CITY (AFP) – Pope John Paul II thanked well-wishers who celebrated the 26th anniversary of his election as pontiff but warned of “threatening shadows” hanging over humanity.)

“To be truly a people at the service of life we must propose these truths constantly and courageously from the very first proclamation of the Gospel, and thereafter in catechesis, in the various forms of preaching, in personal dialogue and in all educational activity. Teachers, catechists and theologians have the task of emphasizing the anthropological reasons upon which respect for every human life is based.
In this way, by making the newness of the Gospel of life shine forth, we can also help everyone discover in the light of reason and of personal experience how the Christian message fully reveals what man is and the meaning of his being and existence. We shall find important points of contact and dialogue also with nonbelievers, in our common commitment to the establishment of a new culture of life.

Faced with so many opposing points of view, and a widespread rejection of sound doctrine concerning human life, we can feel that Paul’s entreaty to Timothy is also addressed to us: ‘Preach the word, be urgent in season and out of season, convince, rebuke, and exhort, be unfailing impatience and in teaching’ (2 Tim 4:2). This exhortation should resound with special force in the hearts of those members of the Church who directly share, in different ways, in her mission as ‘teacher’ of the truth.

May it resound above all for us who are bishops: we the first ones called to be untiring preachers of the Gospel of life. We are also entrusted with the task of ensuring that the doctrine which is once again being set forth in this encyclical is faithfully handed on in its integrity. We must use appropriate means to defend the faithful from all teaching which is contrary to it.

We need to make sure that in theological faculties, seminaries and Catholic institutions sound doctrine is taught, explained and more fully investigated.[Veritatis Splendor, August 6, 1993] May Paul’ s exhortation strike a chord in all theologians, pastors, teachers and in all those responsible for catechesis and the formation of consciences. Aware of their specific role, may they never be so grievously irresponsible as to betray the truth and their own mission by proposing personal ideas contrary to the Gospel of life as faithfully presented and interpreted by the Magisterium.

In the proclamation of this Gospel, we must not fear hostility or unpopularity, and we must refuse any compromise or ambiguity which might conform us to the world’s way of thinking (cf. Rom 12:2). We must be in the world but not of the world (cf.Jn 15:19; 17:16), drawing our strength from Christ, who by his death and resurrection has overcome the world (cf. Jn 16:33).” – Pope John Paul II

For this world to experience love they should be drawn close to the Blessed Sacrament, Eucharist, the Great Miracle of Love. A human life from the first moment of conception to the last moment of death in body, and from the beginning to the endless time in soul should experience this Great Miracle of Love. For this it is a must they should be in the First Tabernacle where the Great Miracle of Love, the Blessed Sacrament has been continuously taking place.

At the first moments of conception Mother Mary visited St. Elizabeth and she called Mary, Mother of God ( St.Luke 1:43) .

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From Directors’ Chair

“I thank the Lord for the Graces showered on The First Tabernacle Ministry. How much i wish that the following wish of Church through the following is continued in perfection through the ministry

Filled with this certainty, and moved by profound concern for the destiny of every man and woman, I repeat what I said to those families who carry out their challenging mission amid so many difficulties: 135 a great prayer for life is urgently needed, a prayer which will rise up throughout the world. Through special initiatives and in daily prayer, may an impassioned plea rise to God, the Creator and lover of life, from every Christian community, from every group and association, from every family and from the heart of every believer. Jesus himself has shown us by his own example that prayer and fasting are the first and most effective weapons against the forces of evil (cf. Mt 4:1-11). As he taught his disciples, some demons cannot be driven out except in this way (cf. Mk 9:29). Let us therefore discover anew the humility and the courage to pray and fast so that power from on high will break down the walls of lies and deceit: the walls which conceal from the sight of so many of our brothers and sisters the evil of practices and laws which are hostile to life. May this same power turn their hearts to resolutions and goals inspired by the civilization of life and love ( Bl. JOANNES PAULUS PP. II EVANGELIUM VITAE No. 100).

Requesting your continued blessing-filled prayer Yours in Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament through the First Tabernacle.”

Address:-

Fr Joy Thottamkara MCBS

First Tabernacle

Millupadi

E.VELIYATHUNADU

U.C.College P.O,

Kerala, India-683102

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“COME HOLY SPIRIT COME BY MEANS OF THE POWERFUL INTERCESSION OF THE IMMACULATE HEART OF BLESSED VIRGIN MARY YOUR WELL BELOVED SPOUSE”

First Death Anniversary Celebration of Fr Roy Mulakupadom MCBS at Karunyanikethan, Chengaloor

Message by Bishop Mar Chackiyath

Message by Bishop Mar Thattil

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MCBS Community in Heaven

Death Aniversaries of MCBS Priests

January

25 Rev. Bro. Karikunnel Mathew (1981)

26 Rev. Fr  Maleparambil Mathew (2005)

27 Rev. Fr  Kuzhikkattil Jacob (1960)

27 Rev. Fr  Olikkamala George (2004)

28 Rev. Fr  Paremakel Mathew (1943)

February

15 Rev. Fr  Vanchipura Joseph (2000)

29 Rev. Fr  Arackathottam John (2004)

March

03 Rev. Fr  Kanippallil Cyriac (2003)

19 Rev. Bro. Varukuzhy Mathew (2008)

April

03 Rev. Fr  Karuthedam Sebastian (1996)

03 Rev. Fr  Edapallikunnel Joseph (1972)

16 Rev. Fr  Illickal Cyriac (1991)

23 Rev. Fr  Koonthanam George (2001)

May

16 Rev. Fr  Thulumpummackal Thomas (2009)

31 Rev. Fr  Peediekal Joseph (1943)

11 Rev. Bro. Thakidiel Varkey (2012)

June

06 Rev. Fr  Kanatt George (1998)

13 Rev. Fr  Thadathil Thomas (1991)

26 Rev. Fr  Chavanalil George (1994)

 July

07 Rev. Fr  Kunnel Joseph (2007)

16 Rev. Fr  Moonnanappallil Joseph (2002)

31 Rev. Fr  Mannanal  Cyriac (1949)

August

03 Rev. Fr  Parathanam Sebastian (2011)

21 Rev. Fr  Paredom Joseph (1972)

September

14 Rev. Fr  Kanipallil Mathew (1995)

25 Rev. Fr  Moothedam Mathew (2009)

October

01 Rev. Fr  Mampalam Koshy (1943)

23 Rev. Fr  Mulakupadam Jacob (2011)

27 Rev. Fr Sebastian Vellanickal (2014)

30 Rev. Fr  Danavelil George (2004)

November

22 Rev. Fr  Pampackal Mathew (1966)

December

14 Rev. Bro. Chittinappilly Thomas (2011)

21 Rev. Fr  Alakulam Mathew (1977)

“How lovely to dwell in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament;

What there can be more joyful than this that is what God has given us.”

– Rev. Fr Joseph Paredom

Fr Cyriac Thekkekuttu MCBS

Fr Cyriac Thekkekuttu MCBS

Sacerdotal Golden Jubilee of Rev Fr Cyriac Thekkekuttu

Life – line of Fr Cyriac Thekkekuttu MCBS

Date of Birth                   18/05/1935

Joining the Seminary      01/06/1952

First Profession               28/05/1957

Ordination                       11/03/1962

1962-1966                        Lisieux Athirampuzha

1966-1967                        Sophia Ashram Chathenkottunada

1967-1968                        Study House Aluve

1968-1969                        Fathima Matha Church Mariapuram, Perinthalmanna

1969-1970                        Lisieux Athirampuzha

1970-1971                        St Mathew Church Nasranipuram, Idukki

1971-1973                        St Thomas Church Velichiyani, Kanjirappally

1973-1976                        St Thomas Villa, Kompayar

1976-1979                        Francis Assissi Church Meenagadi, Mananthavady

1979-1984                        Minor Seminary Mananthavady

1984-1990                        Kollad Seminary

1990-1993                        Regency Director

1993-2002                        Kollad Seminary

2002-2007                        Novitiate House Kanjirappally

2007-                               Divyakarunya Mariabhavan Mallapally

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REV FR ROY MULAKUPADOM MCBS (1976-2011)

REV FR ROY MULAKUPADOM MCBS (1976-2011)

“I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever” Jn 6, 51.

Born – 13th May 1976 at Veroor, Changanassery.

Parents – Chacko Varghese and Thresiamma

Baptism – 23rd May 1976

Confirmation-  4th May 1985

STUDIES

Primary SchoolSt Mary’s LP School, Veroor (1980-1984)

High School – St Berchmans, Changanassery (1984-1990)

Ecclesial Studies – Kurichi, Changanassery (1990-1992)

Pre Degree – SB College, Changanassery (1992-1994)

Degree – SB College, Changanassery (1994-1997)

MCBS

Minor Seminary – Lisieux, Athirampuzha (1997-1999)

Novitiate – MCBS Novitiate House, Kanjirappally (1999-2000)

First Profession – 31st May 2000

Philosophy – Jeevalaya Institute of Philosophy, Bangalore (2000-2003)

Theology – Mary Matha Major Seminary, Thrissur (2003-2006)

Final Profession – 7th May 2005

Priestly Ordination – 28th December 2006 by Mar Joseph Powathil

MINISTRIES

Assistant Parish Priest – Little Flower Church, Kaduvakulam (2007)

Parish Priest – St Antony’s Church, Anikad, Changanassery (2008)

Procurator – Divya Karunya Maria Bhavan, Mallappally (2008)

Director – Karunya Nikethan, Chengalur (2009)

Procurator – Blessed Sacrament Ashram, Karimpany (2010)

Superior – Lisieux Boys’ Town, Anappara (2011)

Demise – 23rd October 2011

REV FR ROY MULAKUPADOM MCBS (1976-2011)

A man of austerity, spirituality and integrity.

A Catholic with deep faith and devotion to the Most Holy Eucharist.

A dedicated religious who enthusiastically lived the evangelical vows.

A holy priest with vision and mission.

An ardent missionary filled with passion and compassion.

An excellent youth animator who searched for the lost, the last and the least.

A zealous retreat preacher who saved many a soul.

A grand shepherd who immolated himself to give life to many.

A great philanthropist who cared the abandoned and oppressed.

A sage who did everything for the greater glory of God.

A burning and shining lamp who illumined all those who came to him.

A prophet who raised questions even against rulers and elders.

An intercessor who prayed and fasted for many.

A saint who will continue his blessings from heaven.

“Come, you that are blessed by my Father

Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

For I was hungry and you gave me food.

I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink.

I was a stranger and you welcomed me.

I was naked and you gave me clothing.

I was sick and you took care of me.

I was in prison and you visited me.

Just as you did it to one of the least of these

who are members of my family,

you did it to me” Mt 25, 34-40

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Rev Fr Roy Mulakupadom MCBS – A Portrait

Video Clips of the Funeral

Condolence Message by Mar George Alenchery, Major Archbishop

റവ.ഫാ .റോയ് മുളകുപ്പാടം – മുന്‍പേ പറന്ന പക്ഷി

പാടി പ്പറന്നു നീ പോകയാണോ
പാതി മുറിഞ്ഞൊരു പാട്ടുമായ്?
പാറിപ്പറന്നു നീ പോകയാണോ
പാതി മുറിഞ്ഞൊരു വാക്കുമായു?

മൂന്നര പതിറ്റാണ്ട് മൂളിയ വാക്കുകള്‍
മനസ്സിലെ സല്‍ക്കാര മുറിയില്‍
വിളിച്ചിരുത്തി വിളമ്പിയ
സ്നേഹത്തിന്‍ വിരുന്നുകള്‍ !!

ഓര്‍മ്മ പ്പുസ്തക ത്താളില്‍ നീ വരച്ചിട്ട
ക്രിസ്തുവിന്‍ നിറമുള്ള ചിത്രങ്ങള്‍!

പാദം പതിഞ്ഞ പൂഴിയിലൊക്കെയും
നീ പതിപ്പിച്ച പരലോക പാതകള്‍!

നീ മൊഴിഞ്ഞ വാക്കുകള്‍ സ്നാപക സ്മരണകള്‍
നിന്റെ സാന്നിധ്യം വാടാസൌഗന്ധികം !
അഞ്ചുകൊല്ലം കൊണ്ട് നീ ചെയ്ത കര്‍മ്മങ്ങള്‍
ഒരായുസ്സില്‍ തീരാത്ത ചെയ്തികള്‍ !

പാടി ത്തീരാത്ത പാട്ടുമായ് പോകവേ പക്ഷീ,
പാടുന്നു ഞങ്ങള്‍ നീ പാടിപ്പകര്‍ന്ന പാട്ടുകള്‍
പാടി ത്തീരാത്ത പാട്ടുമായ് പോകവേ പക്ഷീ,
പാടുന്നു ഞങ്ങള്‍ നീ പാടിപ്പകര്‍ന്ന വാക്കുകള്‍

പോവുക പക്ഷീ നീ, മുന്‍പേ പോവുക
പിന്‍പേ വരും പക്ഷികള്‍ക്കും
പറക്കാന്‍ പ്രാണനേകുക!!!!!
പോവുക പക്ഷീ നീ, മുന്‍പേ പോവുക
പിന്‍പേ വരും ഞങ്ങള്‍ക്കും
പറക്കാന്‍ പ്രാണനേകുക!!!!!

– മിഖാസ് കൂട്ടുങ്കല്‍

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CASA MCBS EMMAUS

MCBS EMMAUS Province inaugurates CASA MCBS EMMAUS at Monterotondo, Rome on 17th September 2012. Casa MCBS EMMAUS, near to the Salesian university, has five bed rooms besides two halls and two chapels.

Contacts:-

Address:

CASA MCBS EMMAUS

Via. Ricciotti Garibaldi, 22

00015 Monterotondo, ROMA

Rev Fr Joseph Vallomparambil, Superior

Fr. Joseph John Valloparambil mcbs

CASA MCBS EMMAUS

Via. Ricciotti Garibaldi, 22

00015 Monterotondo, ROMA

E-mail: jvparambil@gmail.com

Cell. 3282742716

Sanathana –Divya Karunya Vidyapeetham, Thamarassery

DIVYA KARUNYA VIDYA PEETHAM

At the dawn of the third millennium, intending to lay foundation for a Eucharistic centered priestly, religious and ecclessial life, the Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament (MCBS) took the humble step of establishing its own theological seminary, sanathana – Divya Karunya Vidya Peetham (DKV) at Thamarassery, in Kerala, India. Though the primary purpose of this theologate is formation and education of the MCBS seminarians, Sanathana warmly welcomes candidates from the various dioceses and other religious communities. An eight semester curriculam envisioned at DKV offers various courses and training programmes aimed at forming the candidates in to mature, Holy and His people.

HISTORY

The long cherished dream of the Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament to establish a theologate of its own was first expressed in the General Synaxes convened in 1997 and 2001. In accordance with the synaxis’ decision, twenty one acres of land was purchased at Thamarassery on 15th July 1999. And on 24th May 2001 His Excellency Mar Thomas Elavanal mcbs, the bishop of Kalyan, laid the foundation stone for the Sanathana MCBS Theologate. On 7th June 2004, His Excellency Mar Paul Chittilapilly, the bishop of Thamarassery, blessed this seminary and inaugurated the first academic year 2004-2005 of the Divya Karunya Vidyapeetham, in the presence of Very Rev Fr George Karintholil, the Superior General of MCBS, Very Rev Fr Joseph Erumachadath, and Very Rev Fr George Kizhakkemury, the then provincials of Emmaus and Zion Provinces respectively. His Grace Mar Jacob Thoomkuzhy, the Archbishop of Thrissur, inaugurated the second academic year 2005-2006 on 6th June 2005. His Grace Mar George Valiamattom, the Archbishop of Thalassery, inaugurated the third academic year 2006-2007 on 5th June 2006. On 3rd July 2006His Excellency Mar Paul Chittilapilly officially inaugurated Sanathana, the Divya Karunya Vidyapeetham, the theologate of the Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament. On 5th June 2007 His grace Mar Joseph Perumthottam Arch Bishop of Changanassery,inagurated the fourth academic year of Divya Karunya Vidyapeetham.

 Very Rev. fr. Geroge Kizhakkemurry, the MCBS Superior General, inaugurated the Fifth academic year 2008-2009 on 5th June 2008. His Excellency Mar paul Chittilappilly, Bishop of Thamarassery, inaugurated the sixth academic Year 2009-2010 on 4th June 2009. Sanathana Divya Karunya Vidyapeetham became affiliated to the faculty of Theology of the Pontifical Urbaniana University, Rome by the decree of the Congregation for Catholic Education (Decree No. 908/2009/4) on October 5, 2009. His Excellency Joseph Mar Thomas, Bishop of Bathery, inaugurated the seventh academic year 2010-2011 0n 3rd June 2010. 

NAME

The name of the MCBS Theologate is Sanathana , which means eternal embodiment of the divine sacrament and sacrifice that takes one to the summit of an authentic religious/priestly life consisting in self-immolation as expressed in the Eucharistic sacrifice of Jesus. The Word became flesh as primordial sacrifice and sacrament. “I have to undergo a baptism” (Lk 12, 50) which means His death on the cross for human salvation. “The blood of bulls you did not want… but you have given me a body… hence I come to perform sacrifice,” (Ps 40, 7-9; Heb 10, 5-9).

Seen from this perspective, the Eucharist is the Eternal Embodiment ( Sanathana) of the communion and compassion of Jesus where sacrifice and sacrament blend in a very special way. Authentic priestly and religious life is a sacrificial offering of one’s self that demands constant self-transformation, self-transcendence and the concomitant socio-political consciousness.

THE CREST

The emblem of Divya Karunya Vidyapeetham (DKV) radiates the Eucharistic wisdom permeating the learning, lifestyle and culture. The upadesa-mudra at the centre of the emblem represents the Risen Christ. He is the Divine Guru (master) who imparts vidya through altar and cross to the sishya (disciple) symbolised by the burning flame. Through constant self-sacrifice sishya dispels all forms of ignorance, and impurity and becomes enlightened with the light of the Word and the life giving Eucharistic bread. Abiding in the Word – the two edged sword that pierces spirit and joints from the marrow – and nourishing from the life-giving Bread – the epiphany of communion – will enable one to lead a life of Trinitarian and cosmic communion and will awaken in the priestly candidate a mystico-socio-political consciousness. This is what the Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament aims at imparting to all the candidates at Sanathana, the Divya Karunya Vidyapeetham.

The motto

The motto of Divya Karunya Vidyapeetham inscribed in the emblem is the prayer of the disciples of Emmaus, Stay with us Lord (Lk 24,29). Pope John Paul II took this prayer as the title of his Apostolic Letter, Mane Nobiscum Domine. This apostolic letter in connection with the Eucharistic Year 2004-2005, is the culmination of his Eucharistic teachings contained in Tertio Millennio AdvenienteNovo Millennio Ineunte Ecclesia de Eucharistia and Redemptionis Sacramentum.Divya Karunya Vidyapeetham established in the Eucharistic Year, upholds the values and principles of the Eucharist that leads one to a life of divine compassion through its celebration, contemplation, and adoration. The Eucharistic centred priestly and religious training offered at Divya Karunya Vidyapeetham will enable the candidates not only to free themselves from the snares of existential trials and tribulations but also to recognise and serve the Eucharistic Jesus in the happy as well as tragic times, places and persons.

VISION

Anchoring on the Most Holy Eucharist, the source of eternal life and wisdom, DKV imparts a system of theological formation suited to the twenty first century and aims at enlightening the candidates to form the people of the Eucharistic Millennium. A profound theological, especially Eucharistic didactics together with an organic interface among various courses and exposures will naturally lead the candidates to the concurrent pastoral, social and missiological realities, and challenges. To bring about such an organic interrelatedness, theological subjects deliberated under various titles have been configured in overarching themes such as :
1ST YEAR: THEOLOGICAL CONTEXTUALISATION
Introducing Major Theological Themes in the Asian context and culture.
2ND YEAR: THEOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION
Focussing on Jesus Christ and His Church
3RD YEAR: THEOLOGICAL CONCRETISATION
Mission, Ministry and Meetings with Cultures, Religions and the Poor
4TH YEAR: THEOLOGICAL CONSECRATION
Becoming a True Disciple of Christ and Dedicating Oneself to God and His Kingdom.

The introductory courses in the first year emphasise the theological contextualisation. The second year focuses on the epicentre of theology, that is, Jesus Christ and His Church. The third year highlights the theological concretisation, the praxis of theology through mission, ministry and meetings with cultures, religions and the poor. In the fourth year emphasis is given for personalisation of theology by which the candidate consecrates himself/herself to Christ and dedicates himself/herself for the establishment of the Kingdom of God.

Methodology

Participative-Interactive,Analytico-Critical and Organico-
Synthentic Process

This praxis-sensitive methodology of DKV emphasizes a participative, interactive, analytical, critical, organic and synthetic learning and teaching by students and professors respectively. The more a student participates, interacts, analyses, criticises, and subsequently enhances and synthesises theological notions, the better he/she will be able to theologically contextualise, concentrate, concretise, and consecrate himself/herself to the Eucharistic Jesus and the Kingdom of God.
The theological methodology envisioned by DKV highlights the various subjects that are taught with an existential reference to the socio-political and religious-cultural spectrum of Indian and Eastern Reality. To realize this incarnational approach, theological themes are discussed in a hermeneutics of correlation which implies a triple dialogue with Asian cultures, Asian religions and the Asian poor.

PLAN

Didactic, Empirical and Transformational Focus

In consonance with its vision and methodology, the Divya Karunya Vidyapeetham has designed its syllabus in a didactic, empirical and transformational way so that the student may have ample opportunities to experience the Eucharistic Jesus, not only in liturgical celebrations but also in the liturgy of life of the suffering humanity. Hence, besides the regular theological courses, the DKV curriculum has the following salient features which would enable the student to be in solidarity with the suffering members of the Mystical Body of Christ.

i. Enhancing the mission consciousness of the students with special reference to Asia ‘s social, cultural and missionary concerns, mission exposure programmes from time to time will be conducted.

ii. A liturgical and Eucharistic centred formation will naturally inspire the candidates to serve the marginalized and victimized in the society. Hence special emphasis will be given to social and rural programmes so as to awaken the socio-political as well as rural awareness of the students. Ample opportunities will be offered to the students to visit the last, lost and least in the society.

iii. Forming good shepherds after the heart of Jesus for the people of third millennium great attention will be given to the pastoral formation. Students will be offered opportunities for pastoral ministry on Sundays.

iv. Promoting theological creativity by encouraging the students to write and publish theological articles in the major theological journals.

v. Encountering contemporary theologians and discussing theological issues will broaden the theological horizons of students. Hence DKV will provide ample opportunities for seminars and extension lectures.

Administrative Body

President 

Rev. Dr. Jose Pathiyamoola mcbs

Dean of  Studies

Rev. Dr. Thomas Kozhimala mcbs

Librarian

Rev. Fr. Sebastian Muttamthottil mcbs

Formation Houses of MCBS

Sanathana Divya Karunya Vidya Peetham, Thamarassery

Sanathana MCBS Seminary

P.B. No.05,Thamarassery – 673573

Calicut,Kerala.

Tel: 0495  2220931, 2220932, 2220930

Fax: 0495 2225688

Web : http://www.sanathana.wordpress.com

E-mail : sanathanadkv@gmail.com

Jeevalaya Institute of Philosophy, Bangalore

MCBS Novitiate House , Kanjirappally

MCBS Novitiate House , Chembery

MCBS Minor Seminary, Athirampuzha

MCBS Minor Seminary

Sreekandamangalam P.O.

Athiampuzha

Kottayam 686 562

Kerala, India

Ph. 0481 2730599, 2731882, 2731982

Email: mcbslisieux@gmail.com (Official)

mcbslisieux@live.in (Public)

Website: http://www.lisiuex.wordpress.com

MCBS Minor Seminary, Pariyaram

MCBS Mission Minor Seminary, Solapur

MCBS Mission Minor Seminary, Anappara

MCBS Study House, Kaduvakulam

MCBS Study House, Aluva

Art Centeres of MCBS

MCBS Cristone Media, Kottayam

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Director: Fr Xavier Kunnumpuram MCBS

Mob. 09447471748

Services:

Music: both vocal and instrumental, Painting, Dance, Drawing, Craft, Audio-visual Making Classes on Regular Basis

Christ has founded the Church to communicate the love of God to all men. The Church is at the service of the Reign of God. She tries to establish the Kingdom of God through various means. Fr. Mathew Alakulam and Fr. Joseph Paredom founded MCBS Congregation to consecrate the entire life of the members to the realization of God’s Kingdom (Mat 6, 10); we have to place the Eucharist at the core of our being. (Constitution n.2). The kernel of our spirituality is to live and proclaim the Eucharistic mystery we celebrate, to gather the children of God around the altar (Constitution n. 8). As a member of MCBS congregation I would like to place on record my intentions of spreading the charism of our congregation.

I would like to begin a new venture called MCBS Cristone Media (Tune to the Tone of Christ). By this I mean a centre of arts, culture and media. The aim of this centre is to work for over all development of society. In order to boast overall development there must be good values in the society. My intension is to establish a media centre to promote good values and to promote Eucharistic culture in society. The centre gives inspiration to communicate good values and to work for the overall development of the persons. For this MCBS Cristone Media works in three levels – training, production and promotion.

MCBS Kalagram, Thiruvananthapuram

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MCBS KalaGramam is a socio-cultural development institution started in the year 1997 February 11th by Fr. Mathew Mailady MCBS. It aims at an integrated formation of individuals, from every walk of life. Physical and mental development for a social well-being is taken care of through different classes.

Within a short span of period MCBS KalaGramam has evolved itself as one of the premier centre for art and music education in Kerala. We are committed to quality education and have well experienced instructors as faculty in various subjects. It is our motto to provide the highest level of instruction as well as a supportive environment, and to evolve KalaGramam as one of the learning centers in South Asia in Art and Music.

MCBS KalaGramam is the official examination centre of London College of Music (LCM) University of West London. We are confident that this institution is on its way to be one of the best learning and research centres in music and arts in South India.

Contact Address

TC 3/2061

LIC Lane, Lakshmi Nagar

Pattom P.O

Thiruvananthapuram,

Kerala, India-695004

Phone: 0471-2541177

Mobile: 9037667226

Retreat Preachers of MCBS

Fr Charles Kochuchira MCBS

Mob. 09745952475

Fr Geo Manickathan MCBS

Mob. 09495969199

Fr George Karintholil MCBS

Mob. 09447214994

Fr George Kattoor MCBS

Mob. 09496378320

Fr George Kuttickal MCBS

Mob. 09560696346

Fr Jomon KochuKaniyamparambil MCBS

Mob. 09447367572

Fr Jomy Panathara MCBS

Mob. 08547173942

Fr Joy Chenchery MCBS

Mob. 09717565775

Fr Maneesh Olamkannel MCBS

Mob. 09496667606

Fr Mathew Madathiparambil MCBS

Mob. 09946460441

Fr Mathew Thundathil MCBS

Mob. 09496438656

Fr Saiju Thuruthiyil MCBS

Mob. 09447913526

Fr Sebastian Polethara MCBS

Mob. 09447267114

Fr Thomas Edayal MCBS

Mob. 09447853283

Fr Thomas Kozhimala MCBS

Mob. 09946702520

Fr Xavier Kunnupuram MCBS

Mob. 09447471748

MCBS Retreat Centeres

1. Divyakarunya Ashram, Thannipuzha, Kalady.

Phone: 08943566040,  0484

Director: Fr George Karintholil MCBS

Mob. 09447214994, 09745713249

Program: Arranged Retreats  on almost all the Weeks

                    One Day Program on Every Saturday

Yoga Retreats: Special Yoga Retreats also arranged here

Retreat Preacher – Fr Saiju Thuruthiyil (Mob.+919447913526)

Counseling & Confession on Monday Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

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2. Emmaus Retreat Centre, Mallapallay.

Director: Fr Eppachan Kizhakkethalackal MCBS

Mob. 09447661995, 09495683234

Ph. 0469 2680479

Programs:-

One day Retreats: Every Wednesday 9.00am – 3.00pm

Night Vigil: Every Thursday 6.00pm to Friday 6.00am

Counseling:  Tuesday & Friday 6.00am to 4.00pm

Confession: Every Day 6.00am to 8.00pm

Contact:-

Divyakarunya Mariyabhavan

Mallappally West P.O.,

Anickadu, Pathanamthitta – 689585

Ph. 0469 2680479

Email: mcbsdm@gmail.com

Web: www.mcbsdm.wordpress.com

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3. Sannidhana Ashram, Illithode, Malayattoor

(Retreat center only for the Clergy & Religious Brothers)

Director: Fr Jose Paremmackal

Mob.

Ph. 0484 2468328

Program: Encourages Personal Retreats and Spiritual Guidance

Group retreats also can be arranged here.

Accommodation is limited to 18 – 21

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Charism of MCBS

CHARISM & NATURE

In this Congregation our ideal is to consecrate the entire life to the realisation of God’s Kingdom (Matt 6, 10), placing the Eucharist at the core of our being.

 Drawing inspiration from the age-old spiritual wisdom of Eastern Christian Monasticism and from the quest of the sages (rishis) of India for the Absolute, the MCBS tries to reach out, in and through the Eucharist, to the God-experience of our father St. Thomas, the Apostle, in his faith-surrender “My Lord and My God” (John20,28).

 Our Charism, sown by the Spirit as a seed in our founders, grew up to the spiritual patrimony of our Congregation. They have entrusted to our keeping for our spiritual heritage, a religious life marked by love and single minded devotion (bhakti) to the Eucharistic Lord and missionary vitality.

 This charism is to live and proclaim the Eucharistic Mystery we celebrate, to gather the children of God around the altar to “praise God in the midst of His Church, to take part in the sacrifice and to eat the Lord’s supper” and to uphold the real presence of the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.

 Liturgical Apostolate, Eucharistic Retreat, Parish Apostolate, Proclamation of Good News, Mission towards unity, Inculturation, and Dialogue with other religions and social Apostolate form the core areas of MCBS activity.

 Our mission works are mainly among the poor, illiterate, and the marginalized in various parts of India’s vast mission fields entrusted to us for the pastoral care by the local bishops.

Founders of MCBS

Very Rev Fr Mathew Alakulam MCBS

Founder of the Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament

Childhood

Fr Mathew Alakulam, the architect of the Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament (MCBS), was born on 30 th March 1888 at Poovathode near Bharananganam. After his primary and high school education he joined the Puthenpally Seminary as a scholastic of Changanassery Archdiocese. On 21 December 1913 he was ordained a priest by Mar Thomas Kurialassery.

Priestly Ministry

Fr Mathew, a zealous young shepherd, served as assistant parish priest at Kurusumkal, Koonammavu, Mundankal, Cheruvandoor, Elamthottam, and Pravithanam and as parish priest at Poovathode, Edamaraku, and Elamthottam. Since 1919 he was professor of Syriac at Puthenpally Seminary. When Mar James Kalassery became Bishop of Changanassery he found none other than Fr Mathew as his first secretary. He was superior of the Franciscan Third Order, and the mastermind behind the Orphanage Press and Priests’ Provident Fund in the diocese of Changanassery.

Foundation Of MCBS

On 7 th May 1933 Fr Mathew Alakulam together with Fr Joseph Paredom founded the Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament (MCBS) at Mallappally Mission church. Today MCBS, a religious congregation of the pontifical right, is known as the Benedictines of the Syro-Malabar Church due to her unique liturgical, Eucharistic, and missionary charism and contributions.

Loud Speaker Of The Holy Spirit

 Even when Fr Mathew was a young priest he was renowned for his inspiring speeches. His writings and sermons on Holy Spirit were so famous that he came to be known as the ‘Loud Speaker of the Holy Spirit’. Attuned to the voice of the Spirit and walking long distances barefooted, he preached hundreds of retreats in every nook and corner of Kerala.

Literary Contributions

Like St Ephrem Fr Mathew was a powerful instrument in the hands of the Holy Spirit. He was sub-editor of the magazine Eucharist and Priest published from Puthenpally Seminary and was the founding editor of Vedaprachara Madhyasthan, the official tongue of Changanassery Archdiocese. He wrote many articles and authored 24 theological books.

Missionary And Mystic Of The Eucharist

Fr Mathew, a great mystic and missionary of the Eucharist, often exclaimed in joy and wonder, “praised be to the Most Holy Mystery of the Eucharist full of goodness and glory. Let there be worship and glory to the Most Blessed Sacrament as innumerable times as there are stars in heaven and clouds in sky”. He was called for eternal reward on 21st December 1977 and his mortal remains were buried in the church at the MCBS mother house,Kaduvakkulam.

 

 

Very Rev Fr Joseph Paredom MCBS

Founder of the Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament

Childhood

Father Joseph Paredom, one of the most brilliant and saintly sons of the Syro-Malabar Church , was born on 15 December 1887 at Mutholapuram in Palai diocese. After high school studies at Puthuvely and Mannanam, on 9 January 1908 he joined the Puthenpally Seminary as a scholastic of the Changanassery Archdiocese. There he found his closest friend and the greatest personality, the Most Holy Eucharist. On 28 th December 1914 he was ordained a priest by Mar Thomas Kurialassery.

Shepherd

Father Joseph, a good shepherd who won hearts of his sheep by his love and gentleness, praiseworthily served at various parishes such as Mutholapuram, Bharananganam, Muttuchira, Thathampally, Kainady, Vadakara, Chemmalamattam, and Marangattupally.

Founder

The deep desire of Father Paredom to become a religious was consented on 19 April 1933 by Mar James Kalacherry, the Archbishop of Changanacherry. Led by the Holy Spirit, on 7 May 1933 Fr Mathew Alakalam and Father Joseph Paredom founded the Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament (MCBS).

Superior General

Trusting fully in the Eucharistic Jesus and heeding always to the whisperings of the Holy Spirit, Father Joseph, the first Superior General of the Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, courageously led the congregation during its initial 22 years.

Prophet Of The Most Holy Eucharist

As John the apostle at the bosom of Jesus in the Upper Chamber (Jn 13,25), during his old-age Father Joseph spent most of his time before the Blessed Sacrament, thanking, adoring, praising, and glorifying Jesus in the Most Holy Eucharist. Like a branch united to the vine (Jn 15,5) he experienced God’s love and intimacy in a special way in the Holy Eucharist, which is evident from his words, “How lovely to dwell in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament! What there can be more joyful than this! That is what God has given us”. Light Lit On The Mountain Father Joseph Paredom, the role model for the Eucharistic Millennium and the Eucharistic Year, received his eternal crown on 21 August 1972. His mortal remains were kept at the MCBS Mother House, Kaduvakulam, Kottayam. Today, like a light lit on the mountain, Father Joseph illumines everyone in the Third Millennium by teaching us, “the goal of apostolic endeavour is that all who are made sons of God by faith and baptism should come together to praise God in the midst of his Church, to take part in the Sacrifice and to eat the Lord’s Supper” (SC 10).

Exhumation and Reburial

The mortal remains of our venerable Founders, Fr. Mathew Alakulam and Fr. Joseph Paredam were exhumed from the tombs at Kaduvakulam and reburied temporarily in the tombs prepared in our Lisieux Minor Seminary chapel at Athirampuzha, on 12th May 2009 in the presence of Mar Joseph Perumthottam, the Arch Bishop of Changanacherry.