Fr. Joaquin Civiac, SJ (GUJ) 1932-2019

A Wise Man from the WestFr. Joaquin Civiac Luna SJ was born on 18 Sep, 1932, in Alcolea (De Cinca, Huesca), Spain.  He entered the Society of Jesus on 14 Sep, 1951, Loyola, Spain.  He was ordained in Mariampura, Petlad on 24 March 1965.  He…

Br. John Molekunnel, SJ (KER) 1935-2020

Br. John Molekunnel went to his heavenly abode on January 13, 2020 at Kozhikode, Kerala. Leading a simple life with minimal needs, working silently without publicity and fanfare, he was a Jesuit formed in the…

Fr. Ladislaus Rego, SJ (GOA) 1939–2019

Fr Ladislaus Rego, a Jesuit of the Goa Province, left for his heavenly abode on November 11, 2019, after struggling with cancer and other ailments. He celebrated his 82nd birthday on September 19. Laddy, as…

Fr. Joseph Aloysius Thoppil, SJ (AND) 1963-2019

Fr Aloysius Joseph Thoppil was born in Chullimanonor, Kerala, to Mr Joseph Thoppil and Mrs Alice Joseph on January 13, 1963. He joined the Novitiate on June 7 (1988), studied Philosophy at Satya Nilayam, Chennai…

Fr. Louis Menezes, SJ (BOM) 1934-2019

In the late 60s, some Bombay Jesuits volunteered to work as missionaries in Guyana, South America. Louis Menezes was one of these. During the twenty years (1971 to 1993) he spent in that beautiful, tragic…

Fr. John Chrysostom, SJ (PAT) 1938-2019

John was born in 1938 at Bettiah, Bihar. When he lost his parents at a very young age, he was brought up by Mrs. Teresa Raphael. His schooling at K.R., Bettiah, inspired him to join…