Carmelites of Mary Immaculate


St Joseph's province, Thiruvananthapuram

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NameAntony
Family nameEdanad
StatusPriest
Baptismal nameAntony
Present addressRev. Fr. Antony Edanad CMI
Sacred Heart Monastery
Chethipuzha

Pin code686 104
Phone fax no08547758933
Email idedanad@gmail.com
Date of birth06/09/1938
ProvinceSt. Joseph, Thiruvananthapuram
House ascribed toSacred Heart Monastery, Chethipuzha
Home dioceseChanganacherry
Home parishChethipuzha
Date of first vow16/05/1958
Date of ordination01/12/1964
Feast dayJun 13
Brief historyCurriculum Vitae:

Born on September 7, 1938 in Changanassery, Kerala, India. Joined the religious congregation of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (C.M.I.) and made first profession on 16.5.1958. Ordained priest on 1.12.1964.

Academic Qualifications: Master’s Degrees in Philosophy (1962) and Theology (1966) from Pontifical Athenaeum (J.D.V.), Pune; Licentiate (Master’s Degree) in S. Scripture from Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome (1970); Doctorate in Theology from Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome (1976); Diploma in Counselling from Xavier Institute, Bombay.

Proficiency in Foreign Languages besides English: Good knowledge of Italian and German; working knowledge of French.

Academic Positions Held: Since 1977 till retirement in 2004 on the teaching staff of Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram (Pontifical Athenaeum of Philosophy, Theology and Canon Law), Bangalore as Professor of S. Scripture and Systematic Theology. Visiting professor at several Theological Institutes in India. Former Head of the Department of Theology, Dean of the Faculty of Theology, Director of the Centre for Biblical Studies, Vice-President of Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, and since April 2004 Professor Emeritus.

Publications: The book, Christian Existence and the New Covenant (Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 1987; pp. xxi + 342). Joint translator of the New Testament from Greek into Malayalam. Several articles on S. Scripture and Theology in English and Malayalam published in various periodicals.

Pastoral Experience: Has rendered services, besides in various places in India, in parishes in Italy, Germany, England and U.S.A. Formerly Master of Seminarians and their Spiritual Director. Frequently conducts courses in Scripture and Theology for priests, religious and laity, and preaches retreats.

Administrative Experience: Has been in charge of various administrative units at Dharmaram College, Bangalore.
On April 7, 2005 was elected by the Provincial Synaxis for a term of three years as the Provincial Superior of St. Joseph’s Province, Thiruvananthapuram, of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate.
Current statusMember
ResidenceSacred Heart Monastery, Chethipuzha
Abroad NO
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