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Inauguration of the Academic Year 2024-2025, at Darshan Institute of Theology, Bangalore

Darshan Institute of Theology (DITh) began its Academic Year 2024–2025 with ‘Lectio Brevis’ on June 1, 2024. As a preparation for this event, on the previous day we had the recollection talk delivered by Fr. Dr. Denis Gabriel Veigas OFM Cap., the Rector of Darshan Institute of Theology, speaking on the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of every individual Christian. The inaugural day began with the Holy Eucharist at 9:00 a.m. presided over by Fr. Dr. Denis Gabriel Veigas OFM Cap., who implored God’s Blessings on everyone. All the staff members concelebrated the Holy Eucharist.

This was followed by the Tea and Refreshments. After the tea break, the program of lectio brevis was held in the Conference Hall of the Institute. This part of the program was compered by Bro. Rolson Veigas OFM Cap., a second year student. All the Resident Staff members, Bro. Nithesh James Nazareth OFM Cap. and Bro Roshwin Basteanv Lopes OFM Cap., the Student representatives, lit the lamp and inaugurated the program. Bro. Melroy P. DSilva OFM Cap., presented his dissertation paper on the Theme “Jesus, the Law completed, the Promise fulfilled and the Prophesy made true: A Matthean approach”. Rev. Fr. Dr. Salvador Fernandes OFM Cap., the Director of Franciscan Institute of Spirituality in India, who is also a visiting professor of Sacred Scripture, released the Handbook and Calendar of the New Academic Year. Rev Fr. Dr. Albert Lewis OFM Cap., elaborated some of the precious directives and guidelines of the Institute, that are to be followed during this academic year. He also thanked all the staff, students, and visiting professors for their unstinting support in the smooth functioning and running of the Institute. Bro. Nithesh James Nazareth OFM Cap., officially welcomed the seven freshers to the 1st Year of Theology at DITh. As the most important part of the program, the professors briefed their subjects that would be dealt with during the academic year. Finally, Fr. Dr. Denis Gabriel Veigas OFM Cap., addressed everyone with his valuable suggestions and guidelines. He wished both the staff and students good luck and success for the upcoming academic year. The program was concluded by singing the Anthem of the Institute.

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