Carmelites of Mary Immaculate

St Joseph's province, Thiruvananthapuram

 Family nameKalayil  
 Baptismal nameThomas  
 Name as sslc bookTHOMAS KALAYIL  
 Present addressRev. Dr. Thomas Kalayil CMI Sanjoe Bhavan Chethipuzha, Kurisummoodu P.O. Changanacherry  
 Pin code560 029  
 Phone fax no09448877321  
 Date of birth18/08/1937  
 ProvinceSt. Joseph, Thiruvananthapuram  
 House ascribed toSanjoe Bhavan, Chethipuzha  
 Home dioceseChanganacherry  
 Home parishS.H. Parish, Chethipuzha  
 Date of first vow16/05/1958  
 Date of ordination01/12/1964  
 Feast day3  
 Feast month7  
 Passport no   
 Brief history
Ecclesiastical Higher Studies:
   1. Licentiate in Theology at Pont. Gregorian University, Rome :1965-66. Final Marks obtained: 70%
   2. Pre-doctoral Course at Pont. Gregorian University: 1966-67.
   3. Licentiate in Sacred Scripture at Pont.Biblical Institute,Rome:1967-69.: Final Marks obtained: 90%.
   4. Doctor’s Degree in Theology from Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, in May 1973. Marks obtained 100%.

Doctoral Dissertation: Christ’s Work of Redemption according to St.Ephrem.

Teaching Career at Dharmaram College, Later Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram (D.V.K.)
    1. Resident Professor : 1973-82
    2. Visiting Professor :1982-2007
    3. Resident Professor :2007-

Teaching career at non-CMI institutes:
  1. Kristu Jyoti College, Bangalore
  2. Vidya Deep, Bangalore
  3. Sandesanilayam, Changanacherry
  4. Mar Thoma Vidya Niketan, Changanacherry,
  5. Amala Theological College, Changanacherry
  6. Missionary Orientation Centre, Kottayam
  7. Vijnananilayam Institute of Philosophy and
   Religion,Eluru,Andhra Pradesh.

Subjects taught:
      1. Introduction to Sacred Scripture
      2. Pentateuch
      3. Wisdom Literature
      4. Hebrew
      5. Greek
      6. Syriac
      7. Different topics in St.Ephrem’s Theology.

Other assignments at Dharmaram College:
     1. Academic Secretary (Registrar) : 1973-75
     2. Section Master of Students: 1975-82;2007-2008
     3. Controller of Examinations: 1978-81.
     4. Spiritual Director:2008-

Literary Contributions:
    1. Collaboration as translator and General Editor in the publication of a new Malayalam translation of the New Testament from Mannanam in 1978.
     2 Contribution of several articles in Malayalam on Bible and Biblical themes in different periodicals such as Biblebhashyam, Mathavum Chinthayum, Karmelakusumam etc.
     3. A serialized and modern Commentary of the Books of the Bible in Malayalam. By this time (2011) 107 articles have already been published in the periodical for studious laity named Kathiroli published from the Archdiocese of Changanacherry.
    4.Edited five mega volumes (More than 3000 pages) of the writings of Rev.Dr.Placid C.M.I. under the title Collected Works of Rev.Dr.Placid J.Podipara C.M.I. published from Mannanam in 2007 bound in three books.
   5.Contribution of articles in English in such periodicals as Asian Horizons, Christian Orient etc.

Present Status: Professor Emeritus teaching some subjects & Spiritual Director.

 Additional notes   
 Blood groupRh. E-  
 Current status   
 Entry date01/12/2014  
 Home addressKalayil House Koonanthanam Cheeranchira P.O Changanassery - 686 106  
 ResidenceSanjoe Bhavan, Chethipuzha  
 Abroad NO  
C.M.I St. Joseph's Province