Carmel Jyothi VidhyaBhavan (CJV)
Carmel Jyothi, the light of Carmel is reminiscent of the divine enlightment which Mary the first disciple and the Holy Queen of Carmel, obtained for herself by listening to the word(srevana) pondering over it (mananaa), and treasuring it up in her heart(nididhyasana). Designed to be a well equipped-centre catering to the theological, religious, spiritual and apostolic training of juniors sisters, Carmel Jyothi Vidhyabhavan offers an intergal formation programme. It has an excellent academicand religious infrastructure in respect to staff, library and other indoor as well as outdoor facilities for promoting personal and apostolic skills.
Open to all Women Religious Congregations
This common Juniorate attached to the Mount Carmel Generalate, Aluva, in Kerala, started in 1969. Right from the beginning till today, CJV renders her selfless services not only to CMC Junior sisters, but to all women religious Congregations irrespective of language and culture. Thus she shares her formative, apostolic and academic facilities with others.
Carmel Jyothi Vidhyabhavan is associated to tersanium, Rome and its administration rests directly with general council of CMC Congregation. CJV who celebrating her Golden jubilee in the academic year 2019-2020 so far rendered her selfless service to around 9500 sisters belonging to 60 women religious congregations.
Motto and Objectives of CJV
The motto of CJV, 'Unto the Likeness of Christ' (2 cor 3/18), expresses the specific nature and goal of institute. St.Therese of Lisieux , the daughter of the church and patroness of universal mission is the heavenly patroness of CJV.
Carmel Jyothi is ever active with the following objectives:
- To help the sisters grow closer to the Lord in the true spirit of Discipleship.
- To give the sisters a deep spiritual orientation through the study of Sacred Sciences, prayerful experience of God and true community living.
- To discover the Bibilical and theological foundations of their spiritual apostolic and the religious life.
- To help the sisters to harmonised prayer and activity.
- To help them involve the fully intergrated pesornality so that they may able to work for the kingdom of God with total dedication sacrifice and generosity.
Policies and Procedure
- The minimum qualification for the admission to the course is plus two or an equivalent course. the medium of teaching is english.
- Application for admission should be submitted to the prefect of studies in the prescribed form available from the office.
- CJV offers an nine month course from 1st of June to 28th of February.
- Late arrivals, interupation and early departures are not accepted.
- The following scheme of credits is followed
12-15 hours = 1 credit
24-30 hours = 2 credits
- Examination will be conducted after the complilation of each course.Students will be examined not only basis of lectures but also all that of required of readings, assignments, debates which are assigned for personal and group study. the mode of examination is left to the discretion of the professor concerned, in consultation with the prefect of studies.
- "Diploma in Religious Science" is given at the end of the year to those who successfully complete the course.
- Residential facilities are offered for 60 sisters from other congregations.
- The institute owns a good library comprising 13000 thousands books and 60 periodicals.
Programme of Studies
1.Introductory Topics: Methodolgy and General Introduction to the Theological Studies.
2. Sacred Scripture: Introduction to Bible, Pentateuch, Psalms, Prophetic Writings, Synoptic Gospels, Fourth Gospel and Acts of the Apostles and Letters of St. Paul.
3. Systematic Theology : Christology, Trinity, Eccelesiology, Liturgy, Theology of Sacrements, Mariology, Patristic Theology.
4. Church History : Church History in General and Church History of Kerala .
5. Applied Theology : Thelogy of Religious Life, Missiology, Spiritual Theology , Fundamental Moral Theology, Bio-ethics, Canonical norms of Religious Life, Social teachings of the church, Pastoral Theology and Mass Media.
6. Philosophy and Psychology: Philosophy and Religion, Depth Psychology and Vocation.