Rev. Fr Baptist Menezes Professor of Theology and Spiritual Director

September 7th, 2016 by

Rev. Dr Baptist Menezes is a priest of Mangalore Diocese and currently serves as a Spiritual Director, Treasurer and Professor of Spiritual Theology at St Joseph’s Seminary Mangalore. Dr Baptist Menezes was born on 25th February 1952. He hails from Shirva of Udupi. He did his seminary studies at St Pius X College, Goregaon, Mumbai (Archdiocesan Seminary). He was ordained as a priest on 28th April 1987. Dr Baptist Menezes has worked in various capacities during his 27 years of pastoral experience as a priest in Mangalore Diocese. He has the happiness of serving as Missionary Priest at Bidar Mission Station and as Parish Priest at Manjeswar Parish of Mangalore Diocese. In 2002 Dr Baptist Menezes obtained his diploma in Pastoral Counselling and Religious formation from NVSC, Pune. Then in 2004, he obtained a Master’s degree in Spirituality. He obtained his Ph.D. in Spiritual Theology from Indian Institute of Spirituality affiliated to St Peter’s Pontifical Seminary, Bangalore in 2011. The theme of his doctoral thesis is “The Spirituality of the Ministerial Priest – An Apostolic Contemplative Perspective”. Dr Baptist Menezes has written several articles related to spirituality and formation. He is a well-known retreat preacher. Apart from his teaching carrier, he is also actively involved in formation work. He can be contacted through and mobile no. +919900700484.

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