Carmelites of Mary Immaculate

St Joseph's province, Thiruvananthapuram

 Family nameEdanad  
 Baptismal nameAntony  
 Name as sslc bookANTONY EDANAD  
 Present addressRev. Fr. Antony Edanad CMI Sacred Heart Monastery Chethipuzha  
 Pin code686 104  
 Phone fax no08547785933  
 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 day13  
 Feast month6  
 Passport no   
 Brief history
Curriculum 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.
 Additional notes   
 Blood groupO+  
 Current statusPastoral Ministry  
 Entry date01/12/2014  
 Home address   
 ResidenceSacred Heart Monastery, Chethipuzha  
 Abroad NO  
C.M.I St. Joseph's Province