The 34th Salesian Seminar, organized by the Indian Institute of Spirituality, was inaugurated on the 23rd of April 2017, by Rev. Fr. Thumma Mariadas, the Assistant Superior General with the solemn Eucharistic celebration. The keynote address given by Rev. Fr Thumma highlighted the relevance and application of the theme and the spiritual classic ‘Love of God’ today for all those who follow the spirituality of St. Francis de Sales. The whole seminar was filled with talks on the various themes, which are dealt with in the ‘Treatise on the Love of God.’ The programme was attended by Fathers and Brothers from MSFS and OSFS, Sisters from DSFS, SSS and SMMI.
The resource persons, comprising of Salesian experts and Scholars from various fields of ministry, were thorough with the matter and excellent communicators. The participants were richly rewarded with Salesian spirituality pertaining to the ‘Treatise on the Love of God.’ The concluding day (28th April 2017) was
Annual Salesian Seminar 2017 animated by Fr. Benny G. Koottanal, the Provincial, South West India Province.
He exhorted the participants, through the talk and Eucharistic celebration, to become aware of the richness of this
particular spirituality, which can concretely enrich, empower and authenticate each one of us, in our daily Salesian way of Living. -Fr Philip Valakodiyil, msfs