Br. Augustine James, SJ (MDU) 1943–2019

Br. Augustine James was a man of few words and had a beautiful smile. Before joining the Society he was working in Maraneri, a village near Trichy, in order to support his family financially. The…

Fr. Tej Kumar Ekka, SJ (MAP) 1956 –2018

Fr. Tej Kumar Ekka, SJ, known as a ‘vaedya’ meaning ‘herbal doctor’, after healing numerous of different diseases like cancer, TB, diabetics, BP, etc., left for heavenly abode on 15th December 2018 at the Holy…

Fr. Manuel Alphonse, SJ (MDU) 1956 –2018

Manu, as he was popularly known, was always very studious, intelligent, analytical and critical. Almost immediately after he was ordained a priest in 1979, he was assigned to AICUF where he served for 17 years…

Fr. Philemon Lakra, SJ (MAP) 1942 –2019

Philemon Lakra joined the Society of Jesus on 20 June 1965 at St Stanislaus College Sitagarh, Hazaribag; first vows 21 June 1967; juniorate at Mount St Joseph Bangalore, 1967-68, followed by College studies at St…

Fr. Benjamin Henry Miller, SJ (SRI) (1925-2019)

Rev. Fr. Benjamin Henry MILLER of the Society of Jesus arrived in Sri Lanka, then Ceylon, on 4th September, 1948 just eight months after Sri Lanka celebrated its independence fromcolonial rule. He is an American…

Fr. George D’Souza, SJ (PUN) (1938-2018)

Fr. George D'Souza SJ was born in Pune on April 3rd, 1938. After graduating from St. Vincent’s High School in 1954, he studied for a year at Wadia College. He joined the Vinayalaya novitiate on…