ABOUT US

The OUR FATHER ROSARY is originally an idea of Fr Abraham Ayckara. Forty years of missionary and interreligious engagements in Ujjain prompted him to look for a prayer that can be prayed by people of all faiths and cultures.  He found it, finally, in the ‘Our Father’, the prayer taught by Jesus Himself. He shared the idea with several people and took suggestions. Fr Jose Palakeel, fascinated by the idea, joined him to formulate and develop the idea into a theological system, based on the Trinitarian revelation in the Bible and to write and publish it with text and images. The Our Father Rosary is the product of a fruitful theological collaboration by the authors. 

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ABRAHAM AYCKARA

Bio

Fr Abraham Ayckara is a Catholic Priest belonging to the Missionary Society of St. Thomas the Apostle (MST). He was born in 1939 at Valavoor, Pala, Kerala. He was ordained a priest in 1971 and has worked over 40 years in North Indian Missions.

 Academic Qualifications

  • Licentiate in Biblical Theology (Gregorian University, Rome);
  • Doctorate in Theology, (Urban University, Rome);
  • Studies in Sanskrit: (Sanskrit University, Benares)

 Areas of Expertise / Research

  •  Inter-religious activities; Comparative religions

 Contact:

  • Catholic Church, Maria Nagar, Dewas Road, Ujjain - 456 010, M.P. India
  • Email: ayckara@gmail.com
  • Phone: +918435599365

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JOSE PALAKEEL

Bio

Born in Kerala, India in 1959 and ordained priest in 1986 as a member of The Missionary Society of St Thomas the Apostle, India (MST). He is a student of Fr Abraham Ayckara, during the Missionary orientation course.  He is specialized in Theology as well as communications and has long period of experience in teaching both theology and communications. Today he is an international scholar and expert in communication theology with several publications and conferences to his credit. Executive Director of www.SMCIM.org  – the Syro Malabar Internet Mission (2011 - )

 Academic Degrees

  • Doctorate in Theology with specialisation in fundamental theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome (1995)
  • Diploma (2 year) in Social Communication from the Interdisciplinary Centre for Social Communication (CICS) at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome. (1993)

 Areas of Expertise / Research

  • Christianity in Digital Culture: Emerging multi-media literacy and Faith formation
  • Communication Theology: theologizing with insights from communication;
  • Integration of Communication in theological-Pastoral formation
  • Theological Anthropology

 Books

  • 1995  The Use of Analogy in Theological Discourse. An Investigation in Ecumenical Perspective, Gregorian University Press, Rome, 1995.
  • 2003 Towards a Communication Theology (ed.), Asian Trading Corporation, Bangalore.
  • 2007 The Bible and the Technologies of the Word (ed.), A. T. C., Bangalore, 2007.
  • Several Articles and Conference Papers on Communication Theology

Present Address

  • SMCIM, Plot No. 209, Mavelipuram, Kakkanad – 682030.Kochi, Kerala, India
  • Email: josepalakeel@gmail.com
  • Phone: +919746108002