THE PLAYFUL CIRCLE
Delight in the LIGHT of compassion
Beholding a Mirror
Coelho. 2004 [Oils on canvas 20" x 24"]
This WINDOW BEYOND SPACE is dedicated to ALL instruments of peace and to those who nurture and protect the little, the lowly, the lonely and the lost.
this painting I depict two powerful
protectors [ Saint Joseph , the head of the holy family of Nazareth and patron of the universal church, and
Hanuman , the monkey god in the Hindu tradition who helps Sita and Rama on their journey to wholeness] and a variety of other symbols inspired by Oswald Chambersí meditations in
My Utmost for His Highest . The symbols used are many and varied and represent a time and a place where the lion and the lamb can live
together playfully and celebrate peace with glory [ Isaiah
11:6]. This painting is currently displayed at Moima Ashram in San Bruno, CA
to the Little, the Lowly, the Lonely, the Lost, their Communities and
ARIOSTO COELHO IS GRATEFUL For 48 years of service
with the Salesians of Don Bosco
[1967-94]; as a Catholic Priest [1977- ]; as an international learner [1987-
with the White Robed Monks [1994- ];
with St. John's Parishioners [1997- ]; with Spiritual Direction.org [1998-
as a psychotherapist in CA [1995- ]; with Stanford University Hospital
[1997-98]; with San Mateo County [2000-15]
- ' 09 ,
Salesians of Don Bosco
working for the marginalized young and the poor in India especially
-Yercaud in Tamilnadu [1967-''70],
-Lonavala and Mumbai
-Bangalore in Karnataka [1974-'78],
- Sulcorna in Goa
-Baroda in Gujarat [1977-'88].
Picture: Tundwa in Gujarat - 1983
With Dr. Gopal
Singh -Governor of Goa-, Fr. Aurelius Maschio, Br. Ludvik Zabret, Fr.
Cajetan Lobo and others at the
Fr. Ariosto Coelho directed and organized on
the occasion of the silver jubilee of the exhibition Don Bosco Agro-Educational Complex in Sulcorna, Goa,
inaugurated by Mrs. Singh on October 20, 1986.
Picture: Sulcorna in Goa -
With the children, students, apprentices, farm hands, teachers,
supervisors, managers and leaders in Sulcorna, Goa,
India, where as the Rector from 1981 to 1987 Fr. Ariosto Coelho, SDB,
was instrumental in transforming
Don Bosco Farm
into an Agro-Educational Complex for the marginalized young and the
-a high school K-10
-residential facilities for teens
-a rural health clinic
-a rural development center
-agricultural and animal
-a farmers' rehabilitation society
Picture: Sulcorna in Goa - 1987
[ 1978-'93] With men and women religious
conducting spiritual retreats of all types. Here with Sister Adorers at the
close of a
week-long directed silent spiritual retreat at Puri in Orissa, India, 1992.
[ 1989 -'93] With Filipina participants at the
Experiencing the Bible as Revelation at St. Francis of Assisi Church and Integrating Dreams, Creativity
and Spirituality at St. Paul's Church in San Francisco, CA.
[ 1992] With Judith Cornell and participants
who are sharing their mandalas during a weekend retreat at the Angela
Center in Santa Rosa CA and drawings of The Light from Within by a few of
the 50 participants during the week-long retreat at the Omega Institute in
With Convalescent Hospital Ministry of Santa
Clara Valley conducting Elder Friendship Program,
Care of the Soul Program and Leadership Training Workshops in Campbell, CA.
[2003-'04] With the Board of Directors of Goa Sudharop conducting Strategic
Planning meetings at
in San Bruno, CA.
[from L to R: Ariosto Coelho, Robert Dias, Roy de Souza, Acaria Almeida,
Marissa de Almeida, George Pinto. Filomena Saraswati Geise.] St. Joseph's
[2000-'04] With Fr.
Ricardo Frances training Latino candidates for the Priesthood from
El Buen Pastor Parish in
San Mateo, CA . [from L to R:
in front: Mr.
Sandoval; back row: Fr. Ariosto Coelho. Mr. Avila, Fr. Ricardo Frances,
[ 2004] With the
white robed monks
after preaching the Christmas Homily
Conscience at the Presidio
Interfaith Chapel in San Francisco, CA.
[ 2005 ] With some of the
parishioners after preaching the Easter Homily
St. John's Parish Church
[ 2006] With Rabbi Heyman officiating at an
outdoor Interfaith Wedding at Ventana Inn in Big Sur, CA
The Board of Supervisors, County of San Mateo, State of California,
recognizes Ariosto J. Coelho for 10 years of service to the people of San Mateo
The Board hereby extends its sincere wish for continued success, health and
happiness. Date: May 2010.
Signed: Richard S. Godon, President, Mark Church, Carole Groom, Rose Jacobs
Gibson, Adrienne J. Tissier
[ 2011] Hon'ble S hri
Francisco Sardinha, Member of Parliament, Gov't of India, Dr. Adi Doctor,
Ex-Vice-Chancellor Goa University, and the author The Rev. Dr. Ariosto Coelho at
the release of INTEGRAL ART
[ISBN 978-0-615-40788-3 ]
at Sunaparant -Centre for the Arts- in
Panaji, Goa India.
February 5, 2011.
[ 2012] The South Central Youth Team
of San Mateo County Behavioral and Recovery Services: [L to R top
row] Ariosto Coelho, Muir Hooper, Ziomara Ochoa, Lena Osher, Frances
Melvin, Rosamaria Oceguera, Rashmi Garg, Rebecca Wara-Goss, Alexander
Cerdan, Jim Rutherford, [2nd row]
Diane Marquez, Evelyn Mejia, Norma Naser, Jessica Bautista
, [3rd row] Luis Cipres, Linda Kuhli, Gay Echeverria.
[ ] 2013,
A thousand young and old students, parents, educators and farmers perform
in the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the
Don Bosco Agro-Ed Complex in Sulcorna , Goa,
Neri Ferrao, the Archbishop of Goa, and Ian Figueiredo, SDB, the
Salesian Provincial of the Konkan Region, Ariosto Coelho, the Founder of the