Rev. Dr. Thomas Vazhacharickal
Director, Mount Nebo Retreat Center
Rev. Dr. Thomas Vazhacharickal did his ecclesiastical studies at Good Shepherd Minor Seminary, Palai and St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary, Vadavathoor and was ordained a priest on 26 December 1985 by H.E. Mar Joseph Pallickaparambil. He holds bachelor degrees in English Literature and Education.
After twenty five years of ministry as teacher and priest in various parishes under the Eparchy of Palai, he did his Masters in Theology and PhD in Spiritual Theology at St. Peter’s Pontifical Institute, Bengaluru, earning his Doctorate in 2015.
His doctoral thesis is “Spirituality of Exorcism: An Analytical Study on Satanology and Exorcism from a Spiritual Perspective.”
Fr Thomas, during his pastoral ministry of 30+ years has conducted more than hundred retreats at parish and diocese levels. He is involved in ‘Exorcism’ services under the Bishop of Palai and has also taken part with late Fr. Gabriele Amorth (Official Exorcist, Vatican) in his services at Rome.