Archbishop Anil Joseph Thomas Couto, Archbishop of Delhi and Fr. Stan D’Souza SJ, the President of the Jesuit Conference of South Asia blessed the renovated library of Vidyajyoti Institute of Religious Studies, Delhi on 18 September 2023. The library, now christened Lynn-Meagher Library, received generous funds from Lynn-Meagher Foundation for its renovation. The foundation was established by classmates and friends of Dr. John Lynn and Fr. Paddy Meagher SJ. Fr Paddy was a much-esteemed professor of Sacred Scriptures at Vidyajyoti. A former student of Fr Paddy said that Fr Paddy’s doctoral thesis summed up his life and teaching: “You are a follower of Christ Jesus, all that matters is your faith, that makes you love others.” (Galatians 5: 6)
Fr. Raja Kumar SJ, Principal of Vidyajyoti, said that the Lynn-Meagher library has a rich collection of books on theology, history, social-political movements, mysticism, religions, and interfaith dialogue. The library subscribes to scores of theological journals, he said. The library also attracts doctoral scholars in the fields of history and ‘tasawuf’ (Islamic mysticism) from other Delhi-based universities.
Susai Pragasam, SJ (MDU)