Bangalore: Most Rev. Dr. Peter Machado on Monday, June 24, inaugurated the newly renovated building for the utilization of Archdiocesan college going seminarians at the Maria Niketan School Campus. For almost 3 decades the undergrad seminarians pursued their studies staying at their respective houses. However the students from Bangalore urban and the KGF district have always had different difficulties in order to complete their studies.
“Maria Bhavan” has come about with the continuous guidance of Archbishop Machado and collaboration of the present rector of Bhakthi Bhavan, Rev. Fr. Arokia Raj Satish Kumar.
The Archbishop presided over the con-celebrated mass in the new chapel where Rev. Fr. Nirmal Kumar was installed as the Director of Maria Bhavan.
At the ceremony Fr. Lawrence Noronha, the spiritual director, Fr. Naveen Gladson, assistant director of Bhakthi Bhavan, Fr. Albano Zeo, Assistant director of Maria Bhavan and Fr. Adolf Washington, the secretary of the archbishop were present.
Presently, there are 28 students who are pursuing their 3 year studies which is a requirement to make themselves eligible for the major seminary.
-Fr. Cyril Victor Joseph