Rev. Dr. Antony Kolenchery MSFS established IIS on 08 September 1989. IIS is an International institute of spiritual theology recognized by the Bangalore University and incorporated into St. Peter’s Pontifical institute. A diploma course began in 1991 and was upgraded in 1993 into a Research centre in Spiritual Theology.


  • To promote study and research in the spirituality of east and west.
  • To bring personal integration in the life of persons.
  • To bring about spiritual, religious, psychological and social integration
Mission/ Ministries
  • Teaching, preaching, Spiritual direction, pastoral assistance, personal guidance, creative writing, publishing
  • Centre for Diploma, MTh and Doctorate
  • Fr. George Vayalil memorial lectures on relevant topics in spiritual Theology
  • Inter religious dialogue,
  • Inter denominational prayer services
  • Organizing Salesian seminars and retreats
  • SFS Publications

Indian Institute of Spirituality is envisioned to be an exemplary institute of Formation for Religious, Priests and lay people inspired by St. Francis de Sales and guided by the norms of Christian values and principles. With transformative contemporary programs accompanied by competent formators and resource persons the institute will provide the church with human, holy, learned and service-oriented personnel.

With openness to God and to St. Francis de Sales the institute commits to the holistic growth of the students and to the creation of a formative ambience for the students’ self-discovery and ongoing maturity as Christians attracted to the values of Christ and molded in the piety, wisdom and gentleness of St. Francis de Sales, our patron.

For more details visit: iispirituality.org/