Drawings - Watercolors - Oil Paintings 

Recent Art - Integral Artist - San Bruno Painters

Internet Blogs & Selected Writings: Short Stories - Interfaith Poems - Yoga - Meditation - Mandalas

1994 A Doctoral DissertationMandalas, Personal Mythology and Spirituality

2010 Paintings of Soul TavelIntegral Art: How to awaken, balance and center delight

2016 Autobiographical Sketches Pray for  me: 360 Mirrors of Wholeness

Mirror 108: LEARNING TO BE FULLY INDIAN AND AUTHENTICALLY CHRISTIAN

Mirror 154: VISION AND ACTION AS A PROVINCIAL COUNCILLOR

Mirror 155: SPIRITUAL DIRECTION IN THE SALESIAN PROVINCE OF MUMBAI

Mirror 158: SALESIAN PROVINCIALS' CONFERENCE OF INDIA IN SULCORNA

Mirror 159: THANKSGIVING MASS IN MUMBAI ON DECEMBER 4, 1987

2017 Memoirs of a Youth WorkerBe Blessed: 100 Letters for Integral Leaders

2018 Memoirs of a Spiritual Guide - Forgiveness: Mysticism for the 21st century

2019 Memoirs of an Artistic Dreamer - Laugh with me, make the world whole

2020 Memoirs of a Grateful WriterLed by God: Grateful Journeys

2020 Selections from my Integral Memoirs: Poetic Breaths for you and all world leaders

2020 Memoirs of a Salesian Rector: Unless the Seed dies: Transformation in Sulcorna, Goa 1978-87

2021 Memoirs of an 11-year old Aspirant - AriosToons 1962: Laughs with God’s Breath in Lonavla

 

LASTING EXPERIENCES as Artist, Priest, HEALER, Author

Ariosto Coelho : The Integral Circle - The Learning Circle - The Empty Circle - The Playful Circle - Ariosto's Siblings - Dad Xavierito Coelho - Mom Valdemira Fernandes - Wife Vivian Marrone

Feedback & Testimonials: 1967, 1977, 1981, 1987, 1993, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009-10, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016-18, 2019, 2020, 2021

As a Psychiatric Social Worker HEALING THE YOUNG in San Mateo County, California, USA

Mirror 32:

Mirror 316: INTEGRAL INNOCENCE: THE ESSENCE OF PSYCHOTHERAPY

With St. John Bosco's Youthful Salesiansin India since 1906 - in Lonavla, Maharashtra in Sulcorna, Goa since 1962

Mirror 15: “Does the Pope have a Boss?” - 6: How Jesus Became God - : The Transformative Power of the Breath - 18: The Christian Way of the Breath - 19: Jesus’ breath is God’s breath - divine union - 20: Praying with Abba -Unconditional Acceptance - 21: Praying with Maranatha – Welcome Resilience - 22: Praying with Shalom – Peaceful Impermanence - 23: Praying with Ooteeshbokhta – Glorious Celebration - 41: “Give me souls, take away the rest.” Don Bosco - 42: The Heart of the Priesthood - 43: Conflicts as a Married Catholic Priest - 44: A wounded healer finding Perfection in imperfection - 45: The Healing Circle [Awakens the Infinite Power of Hope] - 46: The Mystic Circle [Balances the Intimacy of Love] - 47: The Empty Circle [Centers the Integrity of Faith] - 48. The Painting Circle [Energizes Impermanence] - 49. The Giving Circle [Delights In-harmony] - 50: Praying with the Zeal of a Priest today

 

INTRODUCING A NEW BOOK

111 Stories of Transformation in Sulcorna, Goa, India. 1978-87

 

founder of the Don Bosco Agro-Ed Complex,

which today manages Goa's first and only Agricultural College.

      

UNLESS THE SEED DIES:

is a book on Spirituality that celebrates the Salesians of Don Bosco in India. Like Don Bosco [1815-88] the Salesians dedicate their lives to transform the lives of the young, especially the less fortunate. Like Jesus Christ they spread the Gospel of Love.

Fr. Ariosto Coelho, the author, declares “The allegorical title I have chosen for this book is based on Christ’s exhortation ‘unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds’ [John 12/24]. Throughout my stay in Sulcorna I paid deliberate attention to my hope-filled intention to die with Christ and be born many times - a witness to transformative wholeness!

          Throughout these 111 Seeds of Transformation in Sulcorna, Goa 1978-87 the author gratefully recalls all the well-wishers, benefactors and collaborators. He acknowledges all who contributed to convert a remote forest on the borders of Quepem and Sanguem sub-districts [talukas] into a farmer’s paradise known as the Don Bosco Farm starting from October 20, 1962. A participant witness to transformation as the Vice-Rector [1978-81] and Rector [1981-87], Fr. Coelho gives many details of how he and his team of youth workers established and managed educational activities, residential facilities, TRYSEM programs, yearly youth-fests and rural extension services. He describes with photographic images how the Don Bosco Farm High School [from Std I in 1978 to Std X in 1987] cluster of buildings was inaugurated by the Governor of Goa on October 20, 1986, thus starting the 25th anniversary celebrations at the Complex.

In these Integral Memoirs the author describes the challenges and adventures of his team of Salesians and Staff as Graceful Gifts. He explains how over 111 months they overcame obstacles and successfully established the Don Bosco Agro-Ed Complex [, hailed by the Chief Secretary of the Government of Goa on January 31, 1984 as “truly an example of integrated development effort.” Fr. Coelho was nominated for the “National Child Worker Award” [ and bestowed the “Outstanding Young Person Award” by the Jaycees in 1987.

Fr. Coelho is grateful to the Salesian Provincials of Bombay and other Local, National or International Authorities who encouraged, supported or asked him

-to represent Pia Sociedade Salesiana at the Supreme Court of India in 1980

-to offer guidance on the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council of Goa [1982-84]

-to provide leadership as one of the Salesian Provincial Councilors of Bombay [1982-88]

-to offer vision and Salesian Youth Animation for all the Provinces of India

-to reach out to the Delegation of East Africa in Kenya, Tanzania and Sudan, and

-to host the Salesian Provincials’ Conference of India in Sulcorna in January 1986.

        

FIRST WORDS: A witness to transformation

As I recall, reflect, research, read, pray and write with delight in these 111 monthly events as Seeds of Transformation, I am amazed! The power unleashed by these memories is factually historical and intentionally spiritual – simply personal and globally universal. I thank God, Mother Mary, St. Joseph and Don Bosco[1] for their providential guidance as we built Christ’s Kingdom on Earth with heavenly Breaths of life, love, truth and courage. Humbly like Mother Mary, my soul sings the Magnificat for “The Mighty One has done great things for every graceful gift is holy” [Lk 1/49].

I am grateful to all who made The Song of Sulcorna grow playfully and glow peacefully with activities for the young, especially the poor. May these Integral Memoirs [Vol. 4 - Book 2] flow like the river Kushavati and sing of the people and happenings at DBAEC as The Salesians,[2] who worked with me, successfully placed Sulcorna on the educational map of India from Std. I in 1978 to Std. X in 1987. May all Agents of Transformation in Goa, India and the world grow and glow with the Kristapurana in Sulcorna.[3]

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[1] Evidently, I draw inspiration from DB’s Memorie dell’Oratorio [MO]. In 1989 I was led to write about DB’s Personal Vocation in the MO as my tesina for a Licenza in Spiritual Theology at the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome.

[2] In 1. Don Bosco in India [2006. pp199-205], 2. Reminiscences of the Salesian Province of Pangim [2015. pp86-93, 104-107], and 3. Battle-Ready in Our Boots: Sulcorna Fifty Golden Years 1962-2012 and Beyond [2018 ApC]

[3] Pray for me: 360 Mirrors of Wholeness - Autobiographical Sketches. Coelho. 2016. pp112-144. [ApB]

 

 

Memoirs to be published on 2021/05/24

to celebrate the 60th anniversary since 1962/05/24

AriosToons 1962

 An 11 year old ASPIRANT FROM GOA

LAUGHS WITH GOD'S BREATH

AT THE NAZIR BUNGALOW IN LONAVLA, INDIA

0. With 6 Salesians and 30 aspirants from Bombay, Goa and Kerala: Dedication

1. With Don Bosco at the Nazir Bungalow, Lonavla, Maharashtra, India

2. At the Ordination of a Priest at the Shrine to Don Bosco's Madonna in Bombay: June 1962

3. 2 future Provincials of Portugal visit the aspirants, especially those from Goa: July 1962

4. Sodalities or Leadership Training on the feast day of Mary's Assumption: August 1962

5. When the sun shines we work outdoors, go on walks and picnics: September 1962

6. A picnic to the Walvan hydro-electric project, dam and gardens: October 1962

7. Exercises for a Happy Death and the first spiritual retreat: November 1962

8. My first Christmas away from home in Aquem, Goa: December 1962

Conclusion

 

 

 - Laughter Silence