Fr. Lancelot Pinto, SJ (BOM) 1933 – 2022

For the last several years, Fr. Lancy resided at St. Xavier’s High School Community, Fort, Mumbai.   On Thursday, 24th March 2022 he celebrated his 50th sacerdotal anniversary. He vested in his ordination cassock which fitted…

Fr. Mark Kulandai Raj, SJ (AND) 1948-2022

Fr. Kulandairaj was fully conscious, listening and speaking till the end.  On 3rd July 2022, around 8.30 pm, Fr. Anand was feeding him guava juice with a tea spoon. Fr. Kulandairaj was talking to him and others.…

Fr. Albert D’Silva, SJ (KHM) 1937-2022

The presence of more than 500 persons at his funeral, and hundreds who followed it online, are a testimony to the impact the quiet and humble Fr. Albert D’Silva had on the lives of priests,…

Fr. Anthony Samy Annaraj, SJ (MDU to EOF)…

Fr. Anthony Samy (EOF 78/59, originally from MDU) was born in Valanthur, Tamil Nadu, on 15th August 1943. Inspired by the Jesuits of St. Xavier’s College, Palayamkottai, where he did his PUC studies, he joined…

Fr. Manuel Diaz Garriz, SJ (GUJ) 1932-2022

For me and my Jesuits friends and those who knew him, Garriz Bapu will always be a wonderful human being and an incomparable icon for inculturation. He told me cultures and religions in India were scarcely in conflict with each other, and that the one who influenced him…

Fr. Gregory Xaxa, SJ (JAM) 1957 – 2022

His sudden demise on 7th August 2022 saddened all Jamshedpur Jesuits and his family members. He was born on 24th May 1957, to Joseph and Angela Xaxa at Kesramal, Rourkela diocese, Odisha. He had six…

Fr. Rufino Coutinho, SJ (GOA) 1932-2022

Fr. Rufino passed away peacefully on 9th August 2022, at Xavier Residence, Porvorim, Goa. He would have been 90 years old on 4th September 2022. He served people in Goa, Patna and Nepal, for a…