Holy Spirit Centre, Hyderabad, is run by fathers of the Society of Holy Spirit a Society founded by Rev Fr Christu Raj SHS, who is the Director of this Institution. The ministry involves a team of priests, religious and laity who include worship leaders, preachers and intercessors who organize and conduct retreats, conventions and special programs in and outside the Centre.
Inspired by Saint Arnold Janssen, Fr Christuraj a young and aspiring priest, was saddened by the struggles of men and was determined to reach out to them. He fixed his eyes on Jesus his Master and with prayer and fasting, headed towards his goal, his vision. He worked and visited various parishes and other places where he found the people everywhere in search of something.
“Yes Lord, I will go!” said Fr Christuraj and took up the mission of healing, deliverance and reconciliation. He went around spreading the Good news of Jesus on a two-wheeler. “Give us souls Lord! Give us India!” was the cry in the hearts of few more lay people who joined him over the years. Their goal being the gifts and fruits of Holy Spirit should empower everyone on this earth.
Attached to the Holy Spirit Centre, Hyderabad is the Rakshana Deepam Centre. It is a home for people and children who are infected with HIV and AIDS and who have no one to care for them. It is a unit of Divine Life Society which is committed to bring Gods life and salvation to humanity. See and Serve God in human face is the motto of Divine Life Society Rakshana Deepam.
It is situated in a peaceful atmosphere between two lakes namely Himayatsagar and Gandipet 25kms away from City of Hyderabad. There are 42 children and 28 inmates who are infected with HIV and AIDS stay there. Patients come from the nearby Government and private hospitals as Rakshana Deepam is the only Government recognised care and support centre for HIV and AIDS at Hyderabad.
Regular retreats are conducted at the Holy Spirit Centre, Hyderabad in both Telugu and English. Fasting prayers are conducted for the benefit of the laity on every Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.