Rev. Fr. Pius James D’Souza, OCD
Fr. Pius James D’Souza was
born in Agrar, Diocese of Mangalore. He joined the
Carmelite Order in the year 1982 and made his first
religious profession on 3rd July, 1986. After his
priestly ordination on 27th of April 1994, he
pursued a master’s in English Literature, obtaining
a Golden Medal at the Mysore University and also a
Master’s in Philosophy, at Dharwad University. He
proceeded to Rome and obtained a Licentiate at the
Pontifical Institute, Biblicum. A few years later he
was awarded a doctorate in Biblical Theology at the
Gregorian University, Rome.
In the Karnataka-Goa Province he has been Formator (Pushpashrama
Philosophy College, Mysuru), Professor (Institutes
of Spirituality and Seminaries in India), Superior
of St Joseph’s Monastery, Mangaluru and Director of
Ryshivana, Ranipura, a Centre for Inner Silence and
Contemplation. For the last three years, he served
as First Provincial Councillor.
He has authored two books and co-authored two
others. In the 14th Provincial Chapter being held at
Dhyana Sadhana, Bogadi, Mysuru, he was elected the
Provincial Superior of the Karnataka-Goa Province.
He succeeds Rev. Fr. Charles Serrao, who held the
office for the last six years.
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