//Benedict Rosario, SJ (KAR) 1948-2024

Benedict Rosario, SJ (KAR) 1948-2024

Br Benedict Rosario SJ, fondly known as Br. Benna, passed away at the age of 76, leaving behind a legacy of unwavering dedication and service to the Jesuit community and beyond. Born on 2 January 1948, in Mangaluru, Karnataka, Br. Benna spent 59 years committed to his religious vocation. He returned to the Lord on 13 January 2024.

From educational institutions like Loyola HPS, Bengaluru, and St Joseph’s HPS, Hassan, to technical institutes like St Joseph’s Industrial School, Ooty, Loyola ITI, Bengaluru, and Loyola ITI, Vijayapura, as well as formation houses like Vidyajyothi, Delhi, and retreat houses like Fatima Retreat House, Mangaluru his contributions were manifold. He even offered his services at Jesuit House, Guwahati. As an infirmarian, teacher, principal, and administrator, Br. Benna’s versatility and tireless work ethic were unmatched.

His passion for technical education, especially for the underprivileged, reflected his deep-rooted commitment to compassion and social justice. Despite facing health setbacks, including a stroke, Br. Benna remained resilient, continuing to care for others and diligently fulfil his duties. Beyond his professional roles, Br. Benna’s warmth, simplicity, and unwavering faith endeared him to all who knew him. He was a pillar of strength and a source of inspiration to his fellow Jesuits and others. Br. Benna’s memory will live on in the countless lives he touched and transformed.

– Joseph Rodrigues, SJ