The Jesuit staff at Dhyan Ashram
Dhyan Ashram Jesuit Community is one of the largest in the province. Most of the members are our young Juniors, immediately after their first profession. A seniors community of eight Jesuits cater to the different ministries of the house. All belong to the Calcutta Province.
Fr Sunny Kunnel, SJ
Director of the Retreat House and Superior of the Jesuit Community of Dhyan Ashram. Fr Sunny is from Kerala, and has a Doctoral degree in Biblical Theology. He is a much sought after retreat director and Theology professor. Fr Sunny is also the Province Coordinator for Formation.
Fr Jinesh Sebastian, SJ
Minister and administrator of Dhyan Ashram campus and Socius (assistant) to the Director of Novices. Fr Jinesh hails from Kerala. He joined the Society of Jesus after completing his degree studies. Later he obtained a Master's degree from Loyola College, Chennai.
Fr Sajeev Painunkal, SJ
Director of Novices. Fr Sajeev hails from Kerala and has a Masters degree in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University, Chicago. He has been involved in Jesuit formation and Retreat and Counseling ministries for several years.
Fr I. Vincent Patrick, SJ
Dean of studies of the Juniorate. Fr Patrick is from Tamil Nadu, and has a Masters degree in teaching English as a foreign language from London. Before this he was the Principal of St Xavier's School, Durgapur.
Fr Narendra Singh, SJ
Teacher in the Juniorate and Asst Director of the Retreat House. Fr Narendra hails from Odisha, and has a Masters degree in English Literature from St Joseph's College, Trichy.
Fr Pierre Jacob, SJ
Spiritual Father of the Juniors. Fr Pierre is from Belgium, and has been living in India for the last 45 years as a Calcutta Jesuit. He has been involved in Jesuit formation from the Novitiate till the tertianship. He is also a much sought after retreat and spiritual director.
Fr A Carvalho, SJ
English teacher for the novices and the Juniors. Fr Aloysius Carvalho was born and brought up in Kolkata, educated at St Xavier's and was involved in educational and tribal apostolates for several years, and served in various responsibilities as Rector, Head Master etc.