St. Vincent Pallotti strove fervor for the preparation of clerics and religious for apostolic activity. He was a professor at the Roman “Sapiensa University” and spiritual director of the Propaganda Fide College, where future missionaries were prepared. He was also confessor and spiritual accompanier to many people of different social provenance. Two popes, Gregory XVI and Pius IX had their confessions heard by him. St. Vincent Pallotti frequently withdrew from the activity of daily life in order to gather his energies in prayer and to renew his spiritual life in the Hermitage of the Camaldolese. All of these activities could be defined using the modern terminology of “religious formation”. The Province runs various centers of formation where the candidates are prepared for future pastoral and apostolic work in the Society.
List of Pallottine Formation Centers
1. Pallotti Vidya Sadan
Pallotti Vidya Sadan is the Vocation Orientation Center for North India where the fresh candidates for priesthood are formed for three years. It was established in 2003. It is situated in the Electronic Complex area of Indore.
Pallotti Vidya Sadan
Behind Electronics Complex, Vijay Nagar P.O
Shuklia, Indore, 450 010
Madhya Pradesh, India
Having its origin way back to 1964, Pallottigiri is presently the Vocation Orientation Centre for Kerala. Students peruse their Higher Secondary studies here. It is situated on a hilltop at Monvila, approximately 12 Km away from the city of Trivandrum. Till 1979 it was the “Training Centre for Humanities”.
Monvila, Kulathoor P.O., 695 538
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.
Ph: 0471/2598097, 2596497, Fax: 2597454
3. Pallotti Sadan
Kuthirakallu, Mariapuram P.O., 685 602
Idukki, Kerala, India.
Ph. 04862/235556, 235250.
4. Pallotti Bhawan
From 1970, Pallotti Bhawan has been the major house of formation for the Pallottines. It is fondly remembered by the Pallottines as a house, where they grew in theological wisdom and matured into young priests. With Pallottines opening a Theologate in Mysore it has students of graduation only. It is situated in Nagpur.
Nagpur, 440 006
Ph: 0712/2510080,2510680, Fax: 2510756
Pradeepa, is the Philosophate of the Pallottines in India commonly known as Pallotti Institute of Philosophy and Religion. It is situated in the valley of Assagao (Goa). It had its humble beginning first under the name “Training Centre for Humanities” in Trivandrum, Kerala. In 1979, under the name “Pallottine Philosophical Institute” it began at Casa Pallotti, Assagao. In 1999, a beautiful architectural masterpiece was constructed. The institute was rechristened as Pradeepa in July 2005. It accommodates students from different dioceses and congregations.
Pallotti Institute of Philosophy and Religion
Assagao, Bardez- 403 507
Ph: 0832/22268690, Fax: 2268690
Prabodhana is the name given to the Pallottine Theologate at Mysore and it means “to impart Divine Teaching.” The institute was commissioned on June 29, 2004. It offers a four year Theology Programme in accordance with the ecclesiastical laws and conventions of priestly formation, the Formation Programme of the society of Catholic Apostolate (SAC), as well as the directives of the Conference of Major Superiors in India.
Pallottine Centre for Theological and Religious Formation
Kalawadi Gate, Rayankere P.O. 570 008
Mysore, Karnataka, India
Ph: 0821/2597973, 2597637