Sunday, July 22, 2012

Fr.Anil Lucas Macwan Passed away

Fr . Anil Lucas Macwan (GUJ) 54/34 expired this evening around 9.30p.m ( 22- 07-2012 ) in Nadiad Heart Hospital. He had a severe heart attack  and he died in the Hospital.
The funeral will be held at 4.00p.m in Anand Catholic Church  on Monday (23-07-2012).
Please remember him in your prayers.
Fr.Lawrence Dharmaraj SJ

 To View the funeral service, click the link given below:

Personal Information:
Name :
Date of Birth: 05- 01 1958
Entrance in the Society: 30 -07- 1978
Final Vows:  31- 01-1999
Priesthood: 29-04-1989
Died : 22-07-2012

Responsibilities Held:
Pastoral Year: Dediapada& Bharuch -1986
Teacher: Gandhinagar- 1990-1991
Teacher, &Principal: Zankhvav- 1991-1997
Principal: St.Joseph, Baroda: 1997-2000
Principal : Dhandhuka   2000- 2002
Principal: St.Xavier’s Khambhat- 2002-2009
Principal: Sagbara- 2009- 2012

Man of Hard work, Sincerity, sensitivity and Love:

Fr.Anil Lucas Macwan had been a person committed to God in a very personal way. In fact from very early days, as early as his school days, he had an ardent desire to commit himself to God totally. Motivated by this desire, he joined the apostolic school at Loyola Hall, Ahmedabad. His commitment to God found expression in his love for the person of Jesus. His readiness to work for the downtrodden was something remarkable. When he was at Zankhvav, he devoted himself to the cause of the tribal upliftment in terms of providing them with the best formal education possible.

He had been able to interact with people of all kinds at various places such as Baroda, Khambhat, Dhandhuka and Sagbara. With firmness of mind and love in his heart he had been able to deal with them positively. And he had been able to stand up to the values of hard work, sincerity, sensitivity and love.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Amalan from Cambodia

Pax Christi and lot of my love and greetings.

Thank you for constantly updating me with the news of Gujarat. The sudden demise of both Frs.Gorosquita and Anton caused me immense pain and I am sure that they both are in the heavenly aboad for they were great souls who have reaped a great harvest in Gujarat.

I am fine. It's been exactly a month since my arrival here to Cambodia. I feel that I am on the right track aspiring to serve in the Lord's Vineyard. At least 15 hours of ''Khmer classes'' I may have completed. I am progressing ahead to at least utter some words in the local language. The progress is not great but noticeble. I burn midnight oil and am sure that my work will bear fruit.

Today onwards, I am on ''Cambodian Exposure Tour'' which will enable me to know our works in Cambodia. I will travel and stay in each of our Jesuit communities of Cambodia for two days. I am already in a place called ''Banteay Prieb'' which is in the outskirts of Cambodian capital city Phnom Penh. It is a house for the differently abled people. The students here learn sculpture, electronics, sewing. They make wheel chairs, repair TV, mobiles,computers etc, design and produce a lot of attractive cloths, sculpt beautiful religious articles. I love this place and people.

By and large, I am enjoying my stay over here and constantly asking the Lord to endow his graces upon me so that I am master the Khmer language. I ask of your fervant prayers and assure you the same.

Yours in Christ,
Amalan s.j. 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Khan Academy

With the backing of Gates and Google, Khan Academy and its free online educational videos are moving into the classroom and across the world. Their goal: to revolutionize how we teach and learn. Sanjay Gupta reports.

To view for information click the link below:

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Apostle of Dhandhuka Mission - Lawrence Dharmaraj

To view the funeral service of Fr.Gorosquieta, kindly click the link given below.!

To view an interview of Fr.Goros when he was alive

Fr .Gorosquieta Jose Luis (GUJ) 78/60 expired this evening around 6.00p.m ( 03- 07-2012 ) in Radhanpur. He had a severe heart attack  and he died in the Hospital in Radhanpur.
The funeral will be held at 4.00 p.m in  Catholic Ashram, Dhandhuka  on Wednesday (04-07-2012).
Please remember him in your prayers.
Fr.Lawrence Dharmaraj SJ

Personal Information:
Name :
Date of Birth: 18- 06 1934
Entrance in the Society: 07 -09- 1952
Final Vows:  15- 08-1979
Priesthood: 25-03-1965
Died : 03-07-2012

Responsibilities Held:
Asst.PP : Mariampura _ Petlad   1967
Parish Priest (Acting from Mariampura) 1968
Parish Priest- Mariampura –Petlad: 1969
Parish Priest: Dhandhuka 1976 – 2004
Superior : Dhandhuka – Sanand 2004- 2010
Asst PP: Dhandhuka 2004- 2012

Apostle of  Dhandhuka  Mission
He Came to India and went for theological studies in Pune and after that he began to study seriously the Gujarati by attending classes in a local school and practicing it as best as he could whilst visiting the houses of the poor of the neighbourhood to whom he would distribute simple medicines for their various ailments. People also remember with a good deal of amusement his contribution to the ‘simpatico club’ of those days that besides organizing enjoyable recreation, also undertook the serious business of planting trees around De Nobili Colllege where earlier was nothing but rocks.
The people of Mariampura have much to be grateful for. The beautiful church he built for them was only an external expression of the spiritual church of Christ that he helped them to become with much toil and prayer and with particular care for the education of poor students.
Even after the heart operation he was still an inspiration to the younger Jesuits with his missionary activities. He used to go from house to house and village to village in Dhandhuka areas to help the poor to rebuild their  houses and to revive their spirits after the calamitous earthquake of Jan 2001. He undertook a lot of agro-developmental works especially during the drought hit years and organized works for food to those in need and helped the poor farmers with seeds and fertilizers.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Jubilarians of 2011- 2012

To listen to the Jubilarians' journey of life in the Society, kindly click the link given below each of the jubilarians' name.

Br.Agnelo Vaz:
A talk on his Journey of life.(50 years in the Society of Jesus)

Br.Paul Macwan:
A talk on his Journey of life.(50 years in the Society of Jesus)

A talk on his Journey of life.(50 years in the Society of Jesus)

A talk on his Journey of life.(50 years in the Society of Jesus)

A talk on his Journey of life.(50 years in the Society of Jesus)