Our Parish Priest

 Bio data of Fr. Rudolf V. D'Souza, OCD, M.A. PhD.
  • Born in Madanthyar (Mangalore) on 27-7-1960 (South India) Karnataka State Inida; Joined the Carmelites in 1973 - Studied 8th, 9th 10th in Paudua High School; Pre-University Studies at Mysore from 1976-1978

  • Professed as Religious in 1980 in Podanur - Tamilnadu

  • Philosophical Studies  and Graduation in Kerala (Alwaye) 1980-1983

  • Theological Studies in Mangalore St. Joseph's Seminary 1983-1987

  • Completed M.A. in 1987 from Karnataka University - Bangalore

  • Ordained Priest on 24-2-1987

  • Master of Aspirants in Goa (Xellim) 1987-1989

  • Diploma in Yoga from the Yoga Institute Santa Cruz (Mumbai in 1989)

  • Masters Degree from Teresianum in 1992 (Rome) in Theology

  • 1991-1994 In charge of the Theology Students (Formator) in the International College at Rome.

  • Doctorate in Theology in 1995 (Gregorian University) Rome

  • Worked in Carmelite Spirituality Institute Mysore 1998-2001

  • Vicar Provincial (Assistant Provincial) 1999-2002

  • Assistant Parish Priest in St. Joseph's Church in Mira Road June 2001

  • Parish Priest of St. Joseph's Church Mira Road from June 2002 onwards.

  • Lectured in Italy, Singapore, Spain, Australia, Sri Lanka and in the USA on prayer and spiritual theology.

  • Offers courses and seminars in various seminaries, institutes of spirituality and in colleges and convents.

Books written by Fr. Rudolf V. D' Souza OCD

  • Pitisponacha Sonsaranthlo Uzvad (Light in the World of Superstition) [in Konkani Language], First Edition 1986

  • Theklentlo Devnsar (The Devil in the Mind ) [in Konkani Language], 1989; 2002

  • God-Realization in the Gitabhasya of Ramanuja from the Perspective of Christian Spiritual Theology, 1992

  • The Bhagavadgita and St. John of the Cross, 1996, Second Edition 1997

  • Where Lovers Meet (Co-authored), 1998

  • Meeting in God-Experience, 1999

  • Discernment in Prayer (Co-authored), 2000; reprinted 2004

  • When I Cannot Pray, First Edition 2001, Second 2001, Third Revised Edition 2003 and 2004, 2009

  • Awareness and Union with God, 2002; 2003, 2009

  • A Mind Less Travelled, 2003; 2005, 2009

  • Come to a Lonely Place, Recollections Series no. 1., 2003

  • Only One Thing is Needed, Recollections Series no. 2, 2004, 2009

  • Cast Your Net Into the Deep, Recollections Series no. 3, 2005, 2009

  • Meeting God Through Daily Prayers, 2005, Reprinted 2006, 2007

  • Towards Prayer and Contemplation, 2006

  • The Way of the Cross, St. Joseph Church, 2007

  • Dynamism of Spiritual Growth, 2007

  • Have Come to Give Life, Life in Abundance, Audio CD, 13 Talks on Spirituality and Prayer in Konkani Language (Oman, Muscat), 2008

  • Prayer Empowering Pills, Dhyanavana Publications, 2008

  • The Perfect 10, 2009 (A book on the activities of St. Joseph Church, Mira Road).

     


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