The Annual seminar in Ryshivana in
memory of Rev. Fr. Boniface Barracho OCD was organized on 4th
February 2017 in collaboration with the Chair in Christianity,
Mangalore University. The theme of the seminar was: St. Elizabeth of
the Trinity - A Prophet of Divine Indwelling.
The inaugural ceremony was presided by Rev. Dr. Melwyn D’Souza Ofm.
Cap (President of CRI, Mangaluru) and the keynote address was given
by Rev. Sr. Rose Agnes AC (Vice Provincial of the Karnataka Province
of the AC). The guest of honour was Sr. Jacintha OCD from the
cloistered Carmel of Mangalore whose presence reminded us of the
Saint of Dijon (Elizabeth of the Trinity) and it gave added flavor
to the seminar. Later, the following books were released “St.
Elizabeth of Trinity”, “St. Teresa of Avila” and “Mystical Wisdom”.
After the tea-break, the first paper was presented by Rev. Dr.
Wilfred Rodrigues OCD on the “Life and times of St. Elizabeth of the
Trinity”. It was followed by the second paper presented by Rev. Fr.
Joe Tauro, OCD, who focused on “Biblical perspectives on the
spirituality of the Divine Indwelling”. In the afternoon session,
Rev. Dr. Alfred Menezes OCD, drew the attention on “The Theological
and Mystical insights of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity”. The final
paper was by Rev. Fr. Silvestre D’Souza OCD who analyzed St.
Elizabeth’s “Prayer to the Trinity”. Rev. Sr. Liceria AC summarized
all the points that emerged from the speakers of the day. Finally,
to crown the event, the AC novices presented a spectacular Dance
Drama - “Laudem Gloriae” the life of St. Elizabeth. Over 140 priests
and religious were present for the occasion.