Fr.Anthoni Samy Thomai

Bio -Data of Rev. Fr. Dr. T. Antonysamy OFM. Cap.,

  1. Name :       T. Antonysamy OFM.Cap.,
  2. Date of Birth :       21st May 1970
  3. Religious Order :       Order of Friars Minor Capuchin (OFM.Cap.,)
  4. Date of Profession :       May 06th, 1990
  5. Date of Ordination :       15th January 1998
  6. Native Parish     :       Michael the Arch Angel Church, Michael Palayam, Nillakottai, T.K.,  Dindugal Dt. 624215 in Madurai Arch Diocese, Tamilnadu.
  7. Parents     :        Late Mr. S. Thomai and Mrs. A. Samadanam
  8. Academic Qualification: Lic. Theol. 2005. (Licentiate in theology) –

Church History, Catholic University of Eichtaett-  Ingolstadt, Baveria, Germany.

  1. Ph.D. History 2015. Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore – 46, Tamilnadu, India.
  2. Title of Dissertation : 1. Licentiate – “Biography of Melania the Younger (389-430) in the light of contemporary sources”. (in German Language)
  3. Ph.D. – “History of Religions in Kongu Region (South India) A.D. 7- 17th Century”.
  4. Teaching and Pastoral Experience: 20 years in different capacities like Registrar, Treasurer, Vice Rector in Philosophate and Theologate, Rector in charge in Theolgate, Director of Aspirancy and Postulancy,  Spiritual Father in Philosophate and Theolagate, Guardian,  Spiritual Father for OFS (Secular Franciscan Order) at regional, provincial and at national level.

Subjects taught:  Patrology, Church History, History of Philosophy,Catechism and Ethics and Entrepreneurship.

  1. Languages Known     :       Tamil, English, German,  Telugu  and Malayalam.
  2. Area of Interests     :       Teaching,  and  Pastoral activities
  3. Countries Traveled     :       Twenty three (23)
  4. Present Ministry               :       From May 2018  —–

                                                            -Parish Priest, member of Pastoral Commission and Finance Commission at the Province level.                

  1. Contact and Residential  Address :   Rev. Fr. Dr.  T. Antonysamy OFM. Cap.,

                                                                        Holy Cross Church, Menonpara P.O.

                                                                        Palakkad – 678 556, Kerala, India

[email protected][email protected]

094866 17021, 06301506266, 0091 4923 271566.

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The Important Dates  in the Religious Formation  of

Fr.  T. Antonysamy OFM.Cap.,

 

Birth                            :           21st May 1970 to Mr. Thomai and Samadanam. Mr. David God Father and Mrs. Jayamary God Mother

Baptism                       :           24th May 1970, Parish Priest Very Rev. Fr. V. Michael.

Confirmation               :           14th October 1984 by Archbishop Most Rev. Dr. Justin Diraviam D.D. of Madurai.

Aspirancy                    :           1985 -1986 in Paduvai Ashram, St. Jude’s  Shrine, Millerpuram,Tuticorin, Tamilnadu.

Act of Dedication       :           3rd June 1988, Shanti Ashram, Gandhipuram, Coimbatore -12. Fr. Agustine OFM.Cap., Director, Fr. Mathias OFM.Cap., Guardian.

Postulancy                   :           1988 -1989 Shanti Ashram, Fatima Church, Gandhipuram, Coimbatore – 12, Tamilnadu, India.

Novitiate                     :           1989 -1990 Assisi Ashram, Asaripalam, Nagercoil, Kanyakumari Dt. Tamilnadu, India.

Simple Profession       :           4th May  1990, in the hands of Very Rev. Fr. B. Aruldass OFM.Cap.,    Minister Provincial, Fr. Flobert Novice Master, Fr. Clarence Guardian,  in Assisi Ashram, Nagercoil. K.K. Dt. Tamilnadu, India.

Regency                      :           1993 -1994 Shanti Ashram, Fatima Church, Gandhipuram, Coimbatore `12. Tamilnadu, India. Fr. S. Arockiam OFM.Cap., Parish Priest and Guardian, Fr. Anixavier OFM.Cap., Director of Postlancy.

Solemn Profession      :           6th May 1997, in the hands of Very Rev. Fr. John Antony OFM.Cap., Minister Provincial, Amalashram,  Srirangam, Trichy-  620 006. Tamilnadu, India. Fr. I. Joseph OFM.Cap., Rector and Guardian.

Priestly Ordination      :           15th January, 1998, Most Rev. Bp. Peter Remigius DD Bishop of Kumbakonam Diocese, in Amalashram, Srirangam, Trichy – 620 006. Tamilnadu, India.

Silver Jubilee               : Religious Profession 1990 – 2015.

Pastoral Mission and Ministry – Details

of Fr. T. Antonysamy OFM. Cap.,

S.No.

Assignment of Work

Year

Name of the Institution and the place of the Work

1.

Regent – Teacher in the Formation house

1993 -1994

Postulancy, Shanti Ashram, Gandhipuram, Coimbatore -12.

2.

Deacon – Teacher in the Aspirancy (formation centre) and pastoral exercises in the Parish

1997 -1998

Paduvai Ashram, St. Jude’s Shrine, Pathinatherpuram, Millerpuram, Tuticorin

3.

Director and Vicar – Formation centre. Aspirancy.

Visiting Professor for History of Philosophy in Philosophical College in Kotagiri. Jubilee 2000 commission Preacher for the youth and the Family commission in the Diocese of Coimbatore

1998 -2000

Shantiashram, Gandhipuram, Coimbatdore – `12.Tamilnadu.

4.

Director and Procurator in formation house of  Postulancy and the Friary

Visiting professor for Church History in Capuchin Theological College in Srirangam, Trichy.

Vice President of the CRI – Coimbatore  Diocese.

2005 – 2007

Shantiashram, Gandhipuram,

Coimbatore .12.

5.

Vice Rector and Assistant Procurator and Professor of Church History.

Visiting Professor History of Philosphy in Philosophical College, in Kotagiri

2007 May to December 2007

The Capuchin theological College, Amalashram, Srirangam, Trichy – 6.

7.

Rector  (in Charge) and Professor of Patrology and Church History

2008 January – June 15, 2008

The Capuchin Theological College, Amalashram, Srirangam, Trichy – 6.

8.

Vice Rector,  Spiritual Director and Regional Spiritual Assistant of Secular Franciscan Order (OFS – Ordo Franciscanus Secularis)

2008 – 2009

St. Joseph Philosophical College, The Friary, Kotagiri 643 217, Nilgiris.

9.

Guardian and Provincial Spiritual Assistant of OFS in Tamilnadu and Pondicherry

2009 – 2011

Clares Capuchin Friary, Selvanagar, Karumandapam, Tricy – 1.

10

National Spiritual Director (Assistant) of Secular Franciscan Order (OFS) and President of the Conference of  National Spiritual Assistants; Professor of Church History

2011 – 2014

Francesco Capuchin Theological College, Vengandugi North, Samayapuram, Trichy – 621 112. Tamilnadu, India.

11.

National Spiritual Assistant and President of the Conference of National spiritual Assistants;

Provincial Spiritual Assistant of OFS in the Mary Queen of Peace Province Madurai and Professor Patrology and  Church History

2012 – 2015

Francesco Capuchin theological College, Samyapuram, Trichy – 621 112. Tamilnadu.

12.

13.

Registrar and Treasurer,

Professor of Patrology and Church History, & Human Values and Professional Ethics  & Entrepreneurship.

 Parish Priest, Member of provincial Pastoral and Finance Commission

2015 May – 2018

2018 May –

Vijnananilayam; Institute of Philosophy and Religion,

St. Francis College, Janampet, Eluru – 534 475.

West Godavari Dt. Andhra Pradesh, India.

Holy Cross Church

Palakad Dt. 678  556.

I. Research Articles of Fr. T. Antonysamy OFM.Cap.,

Presented and Considered for Publication

  1. Research Paper for 36th Annual Session of SIHC, 04-06 March 2016 in Tagore Arts College, Puduchery – 605008“ German Franciscans Capuchins in India
  2. Non Tamil Franciscan Capuchin Missionaries in Tamilnadu in the Modern Period” Tamilnadu History Congress, twenty second Session, Department of History, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Thirunelveli – 627 012., 2nd, 3rd, and 4h October 2015.
  3. Visit of Religious Personalities in Kongu Region” South Indian History Congress, 35th Annual session 20th to 22 February, 2015, by the Department of History and Tourism Management, Kakathiya University, Warangal – 506 009, Telungana.
  4. Bidugusamaja R.C. Mission: Origin and development in Manachanellur”, “Peace Waves” official magazine of the Mary Queen of Peace Province, Sothern Tamilnadu Capuchin Province, Madurai, 2014.
  5. The Nature and Belief of Kota Religion” 24th and 25th February 2006, UGC sponsored National Seminar, “Mariginal History of Tribes” providence College for women, Springfield, Conoor – 643 104, The Nilgiris.
  6. Veneration of Women Saints in Kongu Region” , Department of History, Stella Maris College, Chennai – 86. During the 13th Annual Session of the Tamilnadu History Congress, in
  7. History of Tribal Religions in Kongu Nadu” in National Seminar on role of Temples in Promoting spiritualism and Materialism in Tamilnadu, 11th and 12th November, 2005.
  8. History of Sikhs in Kongunadu” social economic history section, Tamilnadu History Congress, 17th Annual Session, 8th to 10th October Department of History, NGM college, Pollachi – I, Coimbatore Dt. 
  9. Capuchins – Evangelization in Tamilnadu”, Cochin, Kerala, Hosted by the Embassy of Portugal. 2012.
  10. History of Islam in Kongu Region”, South Indian History Congress, Kerala 2012.
  11. History of the Capuchins in Tamilnadu”, 1632-1972, New Leader, April, 2012.
  12. State level Peace Conference in Kurusukupam” Encounter, 2009.
  13. Spiritual Life and Activities of the Secular Franciscan Order with reference to the Spiritual Assistants” in Asia and Oceania OFS Conference held in Sejong, Self Governing City Seoul, South Korea, 3rd to 8th May 2013. Peace Waves 2014.
  14. Contribution of the Capuchins to the Nation India”, Indian History Congress held in Malda, West Bengal Dec. 27 to 30th ( not presented but prepared)
  15. Capuchins in Tamilnadu before 1943” in Franciscan Oli a monthly Magazine in 
  16. Emergence of Peace Movements and Assisi Peace Conference” in Indian Capuchin Research Forum (ICHRF), in FISI ( Franciscan Institute of Spirituality in India), Bangalore, from 23rd to 25th April 2004.
  17. German Capuchins in India in the Modern Period” in 36th South Indian History Congress held in Puduchery, 4th, 5th, 6th March 2016,Department of History, Tagore Arts College.
  18. Monthly letters to the Lay faithful of Franciscan Third Order and Spiritual directors of OFS in Franciscan Oli, Monthly Magazine, both in English and Tamil from 2009 – 2014.
  19. European Missionaries in Tamilnadu”, Tamilnadu History Congress, September, Salem Periyar University, Tamilnadu, 2016.
  20. Italian Missionaries in India during the Modern Period” at the 77th Indian History Congress, held at University of Kerala, Trivandram, 28th – 30th December, 2016.
  21. Rereading of Bp. Caldwel and E.V.R. Periyar” at Association of Christian Philosophers annual meet in Guwahati, 2017.
  22. Historical note on the Development of Papal power in the Church” National seminary organized in Vijnanannilyam, November, 2017, Janempet, W.G.Dt. Andhra Pradesh.
  23. Secular Franciscans as Prophets in the World”, Brindisibhavan, Indian Capuchin Research Forum, March10th and 11th
  24. “Indian Church and First World War I“ in St. Alosyious College, Mangalore, International seminar. January 2018.
  25. “Foreing Capuchins in Changing the face of the Church in India.” Indian capuchin research Forum, Kotagiri, 2016.
  26. “History of Catholic Seminaries in India”, Jatpur Universtity, Calkota,, West Bengal, Decembe4, 2017, Indian History Congress.
  27. “Anthropocene and the Church in India during the papacy of Pope John Paul II”

at the world History congress at Milwaukee, sponsored by Wisconson and Marquett University, 21st to 23rd June 2018, United States of America.

Some special Preaching and Public Talks etc.

  1. Number of Retreats and Recollection preached for Priests, Nuns, Seminarians around twenty. (Diocese of Kumbakonam, Vijawada, Quanellian Fathers, Holy Family Brothers, Sacred Heart Sisters, FMM Sisters etc.)
  2. Presidential address in the philosophical Academy, Kotagiri, St. Joseph’s philosophical College, The Friary, in 1998.
  3. Talks for the staff of Rover Institutions, Perambalur, 2007.
  4. Presidential address in R.C. School Michael Palayam, Nilakottai, Dindugal Dt. In 2012.
  5. Presidential address on School day – Katur Church, School Run by Bambino Sisters,
  6. Talks on National Independence day to the Public on 15th after Flag hosting, Amalashram, Srirangam, Francesco, Samayapuram.
  7. Interreligious Meeting and Talks in the Temple, in Vengangudi, Samayapuram, on Pongal Feast 2013.
  8. Felicitation to Most Rev. Bp. Jayrao Polimera of Eluru Diocese on the day of official inauguration of Scholastic year 2016 – 17 on behalf of Vijnananilayam.
  9. The Relevance of Ecumenism, unity octave, 2016, January, Vijananilayam, Eluru, Pastors , staff and students of Vijnananilayam, and the Public.
  10. Ecumenical meeting convened in 1997, Srirangam, during Christmas Season and PRO of Amalashram.
  11. “Religions at the Service of the Promotion of Human Rights” – With special Reference to Pope Francis and Amma Amirthamajee, 6th and 7th January 2017, Two – Day National Seminar on “Evolution of Human Rights and Challenges to the Contemporary Society, Indian Council of Historical Research, sponsored at St. Joseph’s College of Arts & Science, Cuddalore – 607 001. TN. Resource Person
  12. Chief guest, Sports Day Fest – address, Vijnananilayam, Institiute of philosopjhy and Reglion, 2015, Janampet, Eluru ,A.P.,
  13. Main Celeleberant for the Annual Feast of the Founder’s day of the Congregation of Holy Family Brothers, at Holy Family College, Vanguru, Eluru, A.P. on November 20, 217.
  14. Orgnised – Inter-religious Deepavai Meeting organized November 2019 at the parish level.
  15. Organized – Inter-religious Miladi Nabi festival for Muslims, November in 2019 at the parish level
  16. Organized Ecumenical Carol service for the different denominations organized on 23rd December 2018 at the parish Level.
  17. Organiseed – World Peace Day, on 1st January 2019 with Politicians and social workers a the parish level.

II. Books Written, edited and Published.

  1. Proceedings of the Formation Programme” for the Spiritual Assistants of the Capuchin Province of Mary Queen of Peace  in Madurai. Edited. Published in 2012.
  2. Capuchins in Tamilnadu” published by Sri Bhagavati Education Centre, Srirangam, Trichy on 25th April 2012. Both  in the internet and in bookform.
  3. 11th Triennial Assisi peace Conference” Souvenir held in St. Francis of Assisi Church,  Edited and published 2009.
  4. Capuchin Pre-Novitiate 1956 – 2006”, Golden Jubilee Souvenir of  Shanti Ashram, Coimbatore edited.2005.edidted and published
  5. Universal Salvation in Religious Pluralism”, Capuchin Theological College, Srirangam, Trichy 6, 1997.
  6. Philosophical Pluralism 1993”, St. Joseph Philosophical College, The Friary Kotagiri 1993.

III. Life Member of the Academic bodies

  1. Tamilnadu History Congress from 2005 TNHC
  2. Tamil Theological Association, from 2008
  3. South Indian History Congress, from 2010. SIHC
  4. Church History Association of India, (CHAI) from 2014
  5. Indian History Congress, from 2016. IHC life member
  6. World History Association. 2018
  7. Association of Christian Philosophers in India. Life member 2016
  8. Andhra Pradesh History Congress Life member from 2017.
  9. World History Association (WHA)  based in Boston, USA since 2017.
  10. Catholic Church History Association – begun in Mananam Life member 2018.

IV. Participation; Organization, in National and International level Symposiums and Seminars

  1. Spiritual Retreat and animation in Singapore and Malaysia in 1999.
  2. Franciscan Missionary Charism, Seminar participated in 2000. Philippines.
  3. World Peace Conference in Portugal and Spain organized by Fatima Priest Movements 2006
  4. Pilgrimage to Holy land organized and accompanied in 2007.
  5. Tamilnadu History Congress, 15th Annual Session of the Tamil Nadu History Congress, organized by Dr. Kalainger M. Karunanithi Centre for Political Science, Periyar Maniammai University, Periyar Nagar, Vallam, Thanjavur 613 403 from 19th to 21st September 2008. Chennai, Mayeeladdudurai, Pollachi, Tirunelveli 2015, Trichy, Salem (7)
  6. ICHR sponsored one Day National Level Symposium on ‘The Outbreak of 1857 With Special Reference to Anti-British Rebellions that preceded it. Organized by P.G. and Research Department of History, Nirmala College for Women, Coimbatore – 641 018, in 2009.
  7. Association of Catholic historians meet and international conference on St. Thomas, Mananam, Kerala, January 2018.
  8. World youth Day Conference, Convened by Pope Benedict XVI  in Madrid, Spain, August 2011. Organized and accompanied 15 youths from India.
  9. International gathering of the Franciscan youth, Madrid, Spain, August 12thd to 15th .2011. organized and accompanied for the youfra – Franciscan youth.
  10. National Seminar on “The Literature of Siddha in the view point of Art of Living.” On 16th February 2012, organized by the Department of Tamil, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya Arts and Science College (autonomous), Coimbatore – 641 020.
  11. National Conference for the Spiritual Assistants of OFS in India in Amalashram, Srirangam. Trichy 6. From 4th and 15th October 2013, organized as convener.
  12. Asia and Oceania OFS Conference” in South Korea, self Governing city Sejong, Seoul, 3rd to 8th May 2013. Represented India and presented the report.
  13. Key Note address – Feast day Preaching at the Celebration of feast of Velankanni  in Doha, Qatar 2014. A few times telecasted in Matha TV
  14. Lenten PreachingOman, 2008.
  15. Presidential address in Philosophical Academy in St. Joseph Philosophical College, Kotagiri, Nilgiris Dt. In 1999.
  16. Europe tour for 15 days organized and Accompanied 45 persons in May 2015.
  17. Pastoral help out in Germany during the Summer in the Diocese of Berlin and Eichstaet and wursburg 8 years (2012 -2019 – Rheinsberg, Henningsdorf, Lichterfelde, Elfershausen)
  18. ACPI meeting attended in October 2015 and October 2016 (Eluru, A. Pradesh, and Ranch, Jharkhand).
  19. ACPI, Meeting, Ranchi, 2016. Jharkhand.
  20. Seminar in Rajamandri Adikavi Nanaya University, G. Dt. Andhra Pradesh. For the professors of the foundational course “Enterprenurship”
  21. Canonization Ceremony of St. Mother Theresa, Vatican City September 2016.
  22. Andhra Pradesh History Congress, Anandapur, Andhra, January 2017.
  23. ACPI meeting , Guwahati 2017, Assam
  24. Indian Church History Association, meeting held at Vidyajothi,Delhi, 2017.
  25. National Seminar on Power and Authority, in Vijnanannilyam, Eluru, A.P. 2017.
  26. International conference on St. Thomas Christians in India. Mananam, Kerala, 2018.
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