Saccidananda Ashram - Ashram of the Holy Trinity - Shantivanam

Message from Br. Martin on the 123rd Anniversary of Fr Jules Monchanin's birth 

10th April


"Unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies it remains alone. But when it dies it gives a mighty harvest. Jules Monchanin is this grain of wheat whose death bore fruit. A seed does not see its fruits. It has to die. Jules Monchanin did not see his fruits but he died with the hope that the fruits come. The community of Shantivanam, the oblates, the friends and sannyasis all bear witness to the sacrifice of Monchanin. May this spirit of Jules Monchanin continuously guide our spiritual path."


FR JULES MONCHANIN'S BIRTH ANNIVERSARY 10TH APRIL

Jules Monchanin born 10th April 1895


"Abbe Monchanin was a saintly man whose life provides an example to us of the spiritual virtue of waiting in faith for God’s will to unfold. May he pray for us."

Bro. John Martin Sahajananda 





2ND GATHERING OF FRIENDS AND OBLATES OF SHANTIVANAM

at Saccidananda Ashram Shantivanam 

3RD - 8TH DECEMBER 2018

"Deepening our Relationship"  

"Deepening Our Relationship with Shantivanam And Ashram Friends"

FOR DETAILS CLICK HERE





HAPPY EASTER
Blessings of Peace Love and Joy to you and family


"...The one, eternal Truth, which cannot be uttered, which cannot be known, is 'symbolized' in the life and death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. At this point in history the veil is pierced, the Mystery shines through. At the resurrection of Jesus, human nature was taken up into the divine, time was taken up into eternity. Yet these are only phrases we use to express the inexpressible. It is not by word or thought but by meditation on the Mystery that we can pierce the veil..."
Bede Griffiths (Return to the Centre)



MARCH 2018

click below

Message from Br. Martin


21st MARCH

- We celebrate 5 years of our website and the 68th anniversary of the ashram.

WEBSITE UPDATES:
Please have a look at our website - Oblate Pages for updates on:-
GENERAL SHARING
SHARED PHOTOS
TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION AND SHARING



JANUARY 2018

Brother Martin's Birthday celebrations at Shantivanam photos

 - see under Oblate Pages - Photos share

DECEMBER 2017


BLESS SCHOOL BY JILL HEMMINGS - SHARED ARTICLES


CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM BR MARTIN AND COMMUNITY OF SHANTIVANAM click here


FR BEDE GRIFFITHS' 111TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY ON 17TH DECEMBER 2017 - Br Martin's message


MESSAGE FOR THE 44TH MAHASAMADHI ANNIVERSARY OF SWAMI ABHISHIKTANANDA (FR. HENRI LE SAUX) 7TH DECEMBER 2017 click here




NOVEMBER 2017


We now have a Facebook Page kindly created by Iris Eisenlohr.
Please have a look at https://www.facebook.com/friendsofshantivanam/

Below is the Brazilian page created by Marcos Mohan  
https://www.facebook.com/groups/257999317557316/


CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTO OF THE TOMB OF SR. MARIE LOUISE 


In India Children's Day is celebrated on 14 November, on the birthday anniversary of the first Prime Minister of independent India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

Father Pinto has sent some photos of celebrations at the Day Center Creche which is supported by Shantivanam.

Fr Pinto seen in photo below:-

30TH AUGUST 2017

SWAMI ABHISHIKTANANDA - 107TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY


Message from Br. Martin click here



JULY 2017

Brother Martin was in Spain on the 11th July Feast of Saint Benedict. He wrote:-

  "
I am now in Avila, Spain,  the place of St. Teresa ofAvila. I shall leave to Germany,  Ulm, on 14th.  From there I shall leave to India on 20th. July.
With best wishes and prayers"


SEE GOD IN ALL

“In the salutation of all guests, whether arriving or departing, let all humility be shown. Let the head be bowed or the whole body prostrated on the ground in adoration of Christ, who indeed is received in their persons.”

TAKEN FROM THE RULE OF ST. BENEDICT



19th June Feast of SAINT ROMUALD (founder of the Camaldolese Order)

February 7th, is the historical feast day of St. Romuald which is now celebrated on June 19th the day he died in 1027.

“Realize above all that you are in God’s presence, and stand there with the attitude of one who stands before the emperor. Empty yourself completely and sit waiting, content with the grace of God, like the chick who tastes nothing and eats nothing but what his mother brings him.”

St. Romuald





EASTER BLESSINGS

FROM THE UNREAL LEAD ME TO THE REAL

FROM DARKNESS LEAD ME TO LIGHT

FROM DEATH LEAD ME TO IMMORTALITY.





APRIL 2017

Message from Brother Martin for the Birth Anniversary of Fr. Jules Monchanin

MESSAGE FROM BR. MARTIN - Thoughts for Lent


JANUARY - MARCH 2017 -WEBSITE UPDATES


21st March is the Anniversary of Saccidananda Ashram Shantivanam Saccidananda ashram Shantivanam was started on 21st March 1950 

Oblates of Shantivanam website officially started 21st March 2013 on the Anniversary of Saccidananda Ashram Shantivanam



Please click on link from Bede Griffiths Sangha's facebook for the eulogy given by Sr Neethi at Sr. Marie Louise's requiem mass in the temple of Shantivanam. She is buried just by the temple. https://www.facebook.com/bedegriffithssangha

WE ARE SADDENED TO HEAR THE NEWS OF THE DEATH OF SR MARIE LOUISE OF ANANDA ASHRAM TODAY - SUNDAY 12TH MARCH 2017 - MAY SHE REST IN PEACE


BROTHER MARTIN'S ITINERARY 2017


EXTRACTS FROM FALLING IN LOVE WITH INDIA - LETTERS FROM FR BEDE GRIFFITHS

THE SPIRITUAL LIFE AND LIFE IN THE WORLD BY BR MARTIN

WHAT IS SIN by BROTHER MARTIN


OBLATE PAGES:-

Roland Ropers shares pdf. of Mystiker unserer Zeit im Porträt

Pilgrim in India Savitri I. Mayer (posted under shared articles and reflections)

BEINGNESS-in-ONE: FATHER BEDE GRIFFITHS'CONTEMPLATION - A REFLECTION BY SISTER JUDITH THACKRAY, OSAh  (posted under shared articles and reflections)

SHANTIVANAM - A VISION OF THE FOUNDERS

KURISUMALA AND SHANTIVANAM Francis Acharya

GENERAL SHARING

SHARED PHOTOS