Br Macwan Aloysius
Bro.Aloysius Macwan (GUJ) 78/53 expired this evening around 10.45p.m ( 22- 07-2013 ) in
Pilar Hospital, .The funeral will be held at 4.00 p.m at St.Joseph’s Church, Baroda on 23-07-2013. Baroda
Br Aloysius spent much of his life in the Society serving as Boarding-in charge in Zhagadia,
and Varsada. He also
served as Minister and Kitchen-in charge of Premal Jyoti for about five years.
He was placed in charge of the first hostel for tribal boys in the mission of
Vyara in 1967. He was notable for his simplicity and constant availability to
the boys. The boys used to wait for his company outside the study hours too. He
had great love for them and their families. His influence over them lasted much
beyond the years he spent in the hostel. He is still remembered by them even
after thirty years. Surat
He took great interest in what was happening in the villages during the famine years in 1967-1971 and famine relief work, and supported the Fathers in whatever was required of him in using the services of the boys for the work of the mission.
He was simple and unassuming. In his simplicity he was blessed with a kind of earthy wisdom and sagacity that is given “to the unlearned but hidden from the wise and learned.” He was a very pleasant companion.
He had a very charming personality to attract and to relate with people. He had been a source of inspiration in the Jesuit Community. He kept the community alive with his spontaneous jokes. He had an art of correcting others and giving feedback with out hurting them. As a Jesuit he never found anything impossible. He used to take up any work and do it to the best of his ability. His famous saying is: “Kai vandho nati, apne joilayea.” It means, “no problem, we will do it.” He was a man prayer and deep convictions. With his spiritual strength and deep convictions, he did his work with great sense of commitment and dedication. Till his death he served as a boarding-in-charge at Khambhat.