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FR THOMAS KARIMUNDACKAL SJ

FR THOMAS KARIMUNDACKAL SJ
Father’s Name : Augustine Karimundackal
Mother’s Name : MariyakuttyKarimundackal
Date of birth : 16.08. 1970
Place of Birth : Hosdurg, Kerala, India
Catholic Diocese : Arch Diocese of Thalassery
Religious Order : Society of Jesus (Kerala Province)

Academic Formation:

  • Bachelors in Chemistry, University of Calicut.
  • Masters in Chemistry, University of Bharathidasan, Trichy.
  • MPhil in Chemistry, University of Bharathidasan, Trichy.
  • Bachelors in Philosophy, JDV, Pune.
  • Bachelors in Theology, JDV, Pune.
  • Licentiate in Sacred Scripture, PBI, Rome.
  • PhD in Sacred Scripture, University of Innsbruck.
  • Diploma in Pastoral Counselling, SRC, Calicut.
  • Diploma in Yoga Training, Yogadham, Pune.

Languages Known:

  • Malayalam (written and spoken)
  • English (written and spoken)
  • Hindi (written and spoken)
  • Tamil (spoken)
  • Italian (written and spoken)
  • German (written and spoken)
  • French (written and spoken)
  • Spanish (Comprehension)
  • Sanskrit (Comprehension)
  • Latin (Comprehension)
  • Biblical languages: Greek, Hebrew, Syriac, Aramaic, Coptic.

  • “Principles for a God-centred Existence”, in: D. Markl- C. Paganini – S. Paganini (eds.), GottesWortimMenschenwort: Festschrift für Georg Fischer SJ zum 60. Geburtstag (ÖBS 43), Frankfurt a. Main 2014, 37-54.
  • “Luke 22:39-46 – A Subaltern Paradigm”, in: JeevadharaXLI (March 2011): 139-153.
  • “Women in Search of Equality: Equality through Education”, Birthing a New Vision: The Empowerment of Women Religious in India, (March 2011): 45-50.
  • “Promising Hope: Men of God and Men for Others”, Kerala Jesuit souvenir, (May 2011): 88-94.
  • “SatyagrahiyayaKhristu”, in: Thomas Panikulam , S.J(ed.),BharathamkandaKhristu, Bharanaganam2005, pp. 53-90.
  • “AdhunikaSastramThirichariyunnaDaivikamanam”, Jeevadharavol XXXIV (October 2004): 337-346.

Pastoral Experience :

  • Vicar, Christ the King Church, Malaparamba, Calicut (2004-2006).
  • Animator, Kerala Catholic youth movement (KCYM), Calicut Zone (2004-2006).
  • Animator, Sodality (CLC), Calicut Zone (2004-2006).
  • Animator, All India Catholic University Federation (AICUF), Calicut Zone (2004-2006).

Retreat and Spiritual Guidance :

  • Directed Ignatian Retreats to the Religious and Youth.
  • Spiritual Father of the Diocesan Minor Seminary, Calicut.
  • Spiritual Father of Vincent De Paul society, Calicut circle.
  • Spiritual Father of Legion of Mary, Calicut

Teaching Experience :

  • Taught Chemistry in AKJM Higher Secondary School (2000-2001).
  • Assistant Director of Pre –Novices (2000-2001).
  • Taught Sacred Scripture in JDV, Pune (2010-2013).
  • Conducted Leadership Training programmes for youth, children, laity, religious etc.

Religious Formation :

  • Pre-Novitiate: Loyola, Aluva (1992-93).
  • Novitiate: Christ Hall, Calicut (1993-95).
  • First Profession: Christ Hall, Calicut (21-06-1995).
  • Juniorate:VidyaNiketan, Trivandrum (1995-96).
  • Philosophy: De Nobili College, Pune (1998-2000).
  • Regency: Samanvaya, AKJM Kanjirapally (2000-2001)
  • Theology: Sameeksha, Kalady (2001-20004).
  • Ordination: Christ Hall,Calicut (28-12-2004).
  • Final Profession: Jesuitenkolleg, Innsbruck (02.02.2013)

FR THOMAS KARIMUNDACKAL SJ
Papal Seminary,
Nagar Road,
Ramwadi,
Pune- 411014