Saturday, October 7, 2023

Sch.William Santosh's (Guj) speech at the Zonal level elocution competion  in Ahmedabad.


 Kindly find Sch.William Santosh's (Guj) speech   at the Inter-Zonal level elocution competion ( 06  October 2023) which won the first prize at Gujarat University.

Congratulations to dear Sch.William Santosh.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

 📣🎉🎉 *Releasing the annual magazine of Premal Jyoti, Ahmedabad 🎉* 🎉📣

✨We, the Scholastics of *Premal Jyoti Ahmedabad*, are overjoyed to announce the release of our magazine, *__Premal Jyoti Timeline 2022-23_*.  Whether
you are interested in spirituality, environmentalism, social justice, or simply exploring the human experience, there is something for everyone in these pages. 🎊🎊
✨✨🙏🙏 Thanks a million to all those who helped and supported us in this endeavour. This achievement would not have been possible without your generous contribution🙏🙏✨✨

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 The E- copy of the Magazine: 

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

 Empower Teachers to Empower Students

SKUM -(Siree Kelavani Uttejak Mandal) School, Ahmedabad.

 Empower Teachers to Empower Students. A workshop conducted on "Mental Health"  for the teachers of a Non-Jesuit run school-SKUM -(Siree Kelavani Uttejak Mandal) School, Ahmedabad ( A Non- Christian school) at Ahmedabad on 15th October 2022.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

 A  workshop on " stages in counselling"

A few days ago, on 17 september 2022, the 3rd year students from the psychology department of St.Xavier's college came  with their faculty members for a  workshop on " stages in counselling". There were more than 80 in number. The first sesson was about "how to activate the true belief (each one is the child of God) and how to recognize and replace the shallow belief". The second session was about ‘how to live up to that true belief in our daily life by the practice of ‘ Ignatian Daily Examen’. Everyone enjoyed the sessions. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2022


15. Ignatius the Saint.


    Ignatius summed up his early life, from 1491 to 1521 by saying, “He was a man given over to the follies of the world.” In 1555 Ignatius humbly said that he could find God at all times in all things. This was the growth of Ignatius from a worldly man to a saint. It was a growth in interior freedom. With God’s grace and his own cooperation he was able to overcome all his blocks so as to give himself fully to God. God filled him with His love and grace and made him a saint. Throughout his life Ignatius maintained a great accountability to God, to others and to himself. He often engaged himself in prayer to discern the will of God. He consulted others and was vigilant against being deceived by evil under the appearance of good. God gave him a clear vision of life’s purpose and filled him with love and grace so that his whole life became “a zealous service of God with pure love.”


    In Part IX of the Constitutions Ignatius described the type of a man the General of the Society should be. Everyone who lived with Ignatius, after reading this account, said that Ignatius unknowingly described himself for he lived exactly in that manner. Ignatius by the end of his life was a man very closely united with God in prayer, and intimately connected with God in his generous service. He possessed genuine humility. He was able to balance rectitude and the necessary severity in dealing with others. He possessed a magnanimous heart and fortitude of soul so as to bear the weakness of others.


    Ignatius’ favourite word for himself was ‘the Pilgrim’. He was very conscious that God had led him and taught him as a schoolmaster. His singular aim was to ‘dispose himself’, i.e., to let God assume his actions into God’s own divine action. He sought and found God in all things.


    On 27th July 1607 Ignatius was beatified by Pope Paul V. On 12th March 1622 Ignatius was raised to sainthood by Gregory XV along with his dear friend, Francis Xavier.

"Placed with the Son"- A short biography of St. Ignatius 

By Fr. Lawrence Dharmaraj, SJ


(From the personal study notes under the guidance of late Fr. Maurice Dullard, SJ. 

A special thanks to Fr.Vincent Saldanha s.j for doing the necessary corrections))

Wednesday, June 22, 2022


14. Ignatius the General


In 1941 the first companions met in Rome to elect a General. Francis Xavier left his vote in writing before leaving Rome for India. Favre sent his vote from Germany. Those gathered at Rome prayed and then voted secretly. Ignatius received all the votes except his own. Ignatius did not accept their decision and asked for another round of voting. So they voted again and in the second round Ignatius received all the votes again. Ignatius still hesitated but the companions and his confessor pointed out that he was resisting God’s clear will. Finally, he accepted their decision, though unwillingly, on 19th April 1541.


The companions then asked Ignatius and Codure to draw up the Constitutions for their new order. In August 1541 Codure died so Ignatius undertook to write the Constitutions alone. He also had to organize the Society’s works since everywhere bishops were asking for his men. Soon the Society of Jesus took up many educational works all over the world. They also engaged in training priests and students. The first Jesuit school was built in Goa in 1543 by Francis Xavier. In Rome a seminary for training of priests, the Roman College, was built in 1551.


These new works required Ignatius to write letters to bishops, kings, leaders and his companions scattered all over the world. These letters were his wonderful means of union and communication. Ignatius wrote nearly 7000 letters. In those days there were no type writers so all the letters and their duplicates had to be hand written. On the day he died about 200 letters were sent out.


In 1550 Ignatius had finished writing the Constitutions and then he called the companions to Rome and took their advice. After finalizing the Constitutions he sent Nadal to explain the same to those who had not come to Rome. Ignatius kept on working on the Constitutions till he died on 31st July 1556.


( Coming up  next. 15. Ignatius the Saint )

"Placed with the Son"- A short biography of St. Ignatius 

By Fr. Lawrence Dharmaraj, SJ


(From the personal study notes under the guidance of late Fr. Maurice Dullard, SJ. 

A special thanks to Fr.Vincent Saldahna s.j for doing the necessary corrections))

Wednesday, June 15, 2022


13. Ignatius and the Society of Jesus


    The Pope began sending them out of Rome, and even out of Italy, for the mission of the Church. The little group began to be scattered. In 1539 during Lent they were all back in Rome and held an important meeting. They asked themselves two questions: a) Do they need to keep the union of this group? b) Do they need to take a vow of obedience to one of their group members as a means of deepening their union? They spent much time in prayer, discussion and searching for God’s will. They reflected on how God had brought them together from Spain to Paris, and from Paris to Rome. After due reflection and prayer they discerned that it was God’s will that they should take a vow of obedience to bind themselves together and remain united as a group. They did not want to join one of the existing religious orders. They strongly felt that God had called them together as companions of Jesus and that was the La Storta grace for them.


    As making their decision they asked the Pope for permission to form a new religious order. Ignatius was asked by the group to draw up the document regarding their aims and charism. Ignatius completed the work in June 1539 and presented it to the Pope. The Pope had read it and gave an oral approval for the new order. He asked the cardinals to study the document and to draw up an official letter of approval for the new order.


    The process of the approval of the new religious order took time as some of the cardinals were objecting to the new ideas of Ignatius. Ignatius did not lose heart. He and his companions offered may Masses and asked their influential friends to talk to the Pope and to the cardinals. Finally, on 27th September 1540 the Pope Paul III, approved the new religious order, ‘The Society of Jesus’. Ignatius could now look back to the cannon-ball wound at Pamplona and could see how God had led him up this moment. However, his pilgrimage was not over. A lot more still needed to be done. They were required to fight for God under the banner of the Cross in the Society of Jesus under the special direction of the Pope.


(Coming up next.14. Ignatius the General)

"Placed with the Son"- A short biography of St. Ignatius 

By Fr. Lawrence Dharmaraj, SJ


(From the personal study notes under the guidance of late Fr. Maurice Dullard, SJ. 

A special thanks to Fr.Vincent Saldanha s.j for doing the necessary corrections))