On-going formation for priests from 11 years and above was organized in Gonzaga animation center at Edayarpaliyam, Pondicherry from 25th to 27th of November, 2019. There were 35 priests present for the programme.
Rev. Dr. Naveen Saldana, OP was the resource person. Having his doctorate in moral theology and specialization on Priests’ Psycho-spiritual Integration, he animated the sessions for both days and highlighted the various aspects of the theme “The Gift of Priesthood – its demands and challenges.” His presentation was lively and very relevant for our life as priests and religious. He talked about various levels of personal identity, crisis in the life of priests, psycho-spiritual integration, psycho-sexual maturity, mid-life integration, authority and priestly ministry, religious commitment and the view of St. Francis de Sales on various types of personality. It was indeed thought-provoking and inspiring session of reinvigorating our religious spirit and passion for a meaningful priestly life.
I express a sincere thanks and appreciation to all our fathers for their cooperation and participation with enthusiasm.
Rev. Dr. A. Santhiyagu, msfs