From April 15 – 21 the ISBF organised the Monastic Institute Course at the St. Ottilien Monastery at Kumali. Classes were led by Fr. Jerry Mandathiparampil of Makkiyad monastery and Abbot John. Fr. Jerry dealt with the topic of discipleship in the Gospel of Mark, while Abbot John let the participants ask questions on matters Biblical and Monastic, himself trying to answer those questions. On the whole the programme went well, though participants were not very numerous – only 20.