Aneel Aranha is the founder and director of Holy Spirit Interactive (HSI), a Catholic lay apostolate recognized as an Association of Faith and Outreach by Bishop Paul Hinder, Apostolic Vicar of Southern Arabia.
From Worldly Atheist to Global Evangelist
An atheist for twenty five years, a series of catastrophic events that took place in his life in 2002 led to a powerful encounter with Jesus, transforming him from a hedonistic unbeliever to a fiery proclaimer of the gospel across the globe.
A renowned international preacher and retreat leader, Aneel has spoken to thousands of people in hundreds of parishes and prayer groups around the world, including the United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, and several countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Over five dozen of his talks are now available on DVD.
Aneel leads HSI’s flagship Discipleship Program, a powerful 7-hour retreat that has served not only to transform the lives of the thousands who have participated, but to empower them to take the gospel message to others as well. Aneel has also preached retreats to priests, politicians and prisoners, and addressed millions of viewers on international television.
Schools of Discipleship
Aneel conducts leadership programs and mentors spiritual growth communities, also called Schools of Discipleship. There are flourishing HSI communities now in the USA, UAE, India, Trinidad and Canada with more to start soon in England, Thailand, Lebanon, the Caribbean and other parts of the world.
Author & Blogger
Aneel is the author of several books, including the inspirational School of the Holy Spirit, The Armor of God, The Seven Deadly Sins and A Guide to Personal Prayer. He has written scores of articles and reflections, many of which can be found on the HSI website. He also maintains a few blogs, one of which is the insightful Christianity and the Art of Mountain Climbing.