SAVIO JUNIORATE

SAVIO JUNIORATE (1962)                 C-1964
 
St Dominic Savio                              Patron
Shillong Archdiocese

Savio Juniorate
Mawlai
Shillong – 793 008, Meghalaya
 
(0364) 2550146                                  Rector
2551486                                               Adm. & Counsellor
2551505                                              Opera Ravalico
94363 33219                                      Fr. John Kalapura
97669 04001                                       Fr. Blasius Kujur
97741 40480                                       Br. Colombi John
 
frrectorsavioj@dataone.in                  Rector
opera_ravalico@dataone.in                Opera Ravalico 
gcolombish@gmail.com                       Br. Colombi
 
Members

Br. Colombi John                               Band Ms., O. Ravalico
Fr. Kalapura John                             VR, O. Ravalico
Fr. Kenny Pakma                HM (SHBHS)
Fr. Kujur Blasius                          Rector
 
Sacred Heart Boys’ Hr. Sec. School
Mawlai, Shillong – 793 008
Meghalaya
(0364) 2550520                                   School
 
History

Located in the Mawlai township of Shillong, Savio Juniorate is the cradle of the Salesian vocation for the vast majority of the present day Salesians of Guwahati and Dimapur Provinces. Opened in 1962, this aspirantate formed boys from class VII to PUC, and thus supplied a steady number of novices each year. The PUC section was shifted to Rongkhon, Tura, in 1986. Since then, the Class VII boys from Meghalaya were housed at Umran, while those from the rest of NE India were housed at Kumarikatta and currently at Boko in Assam. At present, only the class VIII, IX and X boys are housed in this apostolic school. Temporarily, post-matric boys from non-English medium background are given here a grounding in English before their pre-novitiate at Rongkhon.
 
Its history begins with the erection of the Salesian province of Guwahati in 1959. Having in mind the development of the incipient province, the superiors, under the dynamic leadership of Rev. Fr. Anthony Alessi sdb, thought about the possibility of starting an aspirantate. To this end, a plot of land was bought in 1960, and in November 1961, the foundation stone of the new aspirantate was blessed by the then Apostolic Internuncio to India, Most. Rev. J.R. Knox.
 
Though the building was far from complete, life began at Savio Juniorate, the first Salesian aspirantate in this vast mission field, on 11th October 1962. It was canonically erected in 1964. Savio Juniorate saw the light of day as a result of the foresight, dynamism and hard work of Rev. Fr. Aloysius Ravalico, a man of great vision and optimism who thought about the future needs of the province.