How can we serve the Church and Nation creatively and meaningfully? Papal Seminary in India was established in 1893 to enable the Christians and Indians to lead lives that are grateful, faithful and so joyful. To celebrate 125 years of Papal Seminary, a seminar was held to reflect on the challenges that the present church in India faces, as well as the opportunities offered to her. So the 28 articles in this book offer relevant reflections on how we can be meaningfully committed to India by serving its people in the spirit of Christian values and vision. The book seeks to promote a Gospel values of respect, compassion, hope and joy in the people.
Message from POSA
Message from Rector
1. Serving Joyfully: The Church and the Nation
2. Challenging Promises: Dialogical Openness
3. Spiritual Openness: Mystical Depth
4. Rooted in India: Faithfully and Joyfully
The three editors, residents of Papal Seminary, Pune are Professors of Theology and Philosophy at our sister Institute, Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune, India. As practising Christians and thinkers they are involved in promoting respectful dialogue, harmony and peace among Christians and Indians. We are sad that Rev Dr Prasad Lankapalli SJ, one of the editors of the book died unexpectedly on January 27, 2020 and this book is dedicated to him.