Themes of the Year 2018-19 : "The measure you give will be the measure you receive".

Inculturation







In a spirit of genuine inculturation, our students are given an orientation to Indian forms of prayer, meditation, music and liturgy. The IMS promotes traditional ashram life as an effective means of forming Christ-centred communities. Students, therefore, are given the opportunity of experiencing this way of life in the course of their formation although no permanent commitment is expected of them in this regard. The ashram experience leads all to a greater appreciation and absorption of the characteristics an Indian expects in a man of God, namely, simplicity, the spirit of renunciation, silence, interiority, love of nature and ahimsa. During their philosophical formation all the students of the Gurukul spend one full month in Matridham Ashram belonging to the IMS, where they are provided opportunities to acquaint themselves with the ashram way of life and Indian spirituality. They also attend the annual satsang attended by thousands of Khristbhaktas for three days.

As part of inculturation different state festivals like Onam, Pongal, Lohri, Karma etc are celebrated with its meaning.