Fr. Arokiam John, OFM


Raised up in the good Catholic family background in Chennai, India, by age 21, on 30th May 1998, Arokiam John entered the Order of Friars Minor (OFM) and pronounced the solemn vows on 25th May 2004, with the OFM Franciscans-India, Province of Saint Thomas the Apostle. A year after the restructuring of the Province and his Ordination to the Priesthood on 17th May 2007, he became the member of Saint Francis of Assisi Mission Foundation in North-East India, and presently lives at Collegio Internazionale San Antonio (CISA), Rome.

Undergoing formation to the Franciscan life in multicultural, multilingual and multi-religious contexts in different states in India, and having received the training as the Formator with the Master in Formation at Pontificia Università Antonianum (PUA) (2007-2008) Rome, he went on to serve as the Master of Postulancy from 2008 to 2013 in Umred and Madurai successively, and as the Guardian of Punitha Anthoniar Illam, Madurai, Tamil Nadu from 2010 to 2013. He cultivates special interest in Franciscan Spirituality and since 2013, he is a team member of the Editorial Board of TAU journal (Bangalore, INDIA).

After securing Summa Cum Laude from PUA where he studied Licence in Spiritual Theology with the specialization in Franciscan Spirituality (2013-2015). Presently, he is pursuing Doctoral Studies at MARIANUM, Pontifical Theological Faculty, Rome, in view of collaborating with the Faculty of Theology at PUA.

The Franciscan journey of Arokiam now has a special connection with PUA and the Pontifical International Marian Academy (PAMI). The latter has involved him as one of the translators from Italian to English in the 24th Mariological Marian International Congress held in September 2016 in Fatima. Participating in the 5th Asia Oceania Mariological Conference held in September 2017 in Taiwan, he has served as the translator to the president of PAMI. From January 2018 he is one of the founding members of the Asia and Oceania Marian Academy (AOMA). And since May 2018, he is one of the Corresponding members of PAMI.

About Me

I am a Franciscan priest belonging to the Province of Saint Thomas the Apostle, India. Presently, I am doing doctorate in Sacred Theology with specialization in Mariology at MARIANUM, Rome.


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