Fr. Stephen de Souza, SJ (MDU) 1939–2019

We were privileged to witness and experience God’s mysterious plan in the extraordinary life of our beloved Fr. Stephen de Souza who peacefully commended his soul to the Lord on 2nd September, 2019. He was…

Fr. Arul Joseph, SJ (AND) 1964-2019

It is ironical that while the Fit India Movement was being inaugurated on 29th August, Fr. Arul Joe succumbed to heart and renal failure at St Joseph’s Hospital, Guntur. He began his priestly ministry as…

Fr. Amalan Thainase, SJ (GUJ) 1984–2019

It is unfortunate to write an obituary for my nephew, less than eighteen months after preaching at his first thanksgiving Eucharist on 17th December 2017. There have been times when his mother, who was with…

Fr. Dorairaj S. Joseph, SJ (MDU) 1937-2019

Fr. Dorairaj entered the Society in 1955. After his ordination in 1968 and tertianship in 1973 he was missioned to Mauritius. For the first six years he was in charge of the technical school at…

Fr. Augustine Silveira, SJ (BOM) 1937-2019

Before giving this homily, I had a conversation with Augustine, in Konkani.  He said, “Aare Ferrao, borem, borem utram mhun, hanh!”  (Say some nice words, huh!).St. Francis of Assisi had said, “Preach always... and, if…