Anthology on Jesuit Fathers' contribution
The Goethals Indian Library and Research Centre of St. Xavier's
College has published
a book on the lives of the Jesuits who lived and worked in India,
especially in Bengal, since the early 19th century.
The anthology was released by Father P. Franck Janin, Jesuit
Provincial, South Belgian Province and Luxembourg, at Dhyan Ashram
in Joka on Sunday.
Edited by Father Albert Huart and Father J. Felix Raj, Discovery
of Bengal: The Jesuit Design marks
the 200th year of the Restoration of the Society of Jesus. The book
records the academic, social, cultural and spiritual contributions
of the Jesuit fathers in shaping the moral growth of the race and
Among the Jesuits who feature in the book are Fathers Henry
Depelchin, Achille Verstraeten, Paul Joris, Cardinal Lawrence
Picachy, Camille Bouche and Andre Bruylants.
"They attracted heartsby the qualities they displayed and posterity
retains them as lessons of life learnt forever. Even after 200
years, their words and works reach those for whom they were intended
- the inhabitants of The Kingdom of God. These men of moral might
were armed with supreme sense of sacrifice and were gifted with
grace and the zeal to establish 'Good News of God' and the promise
of justice for humanity," said Felix Raj, the principal of St.
"Humility, fortitude, power of prayer and passion for performing
God's will on earth endowed these Samaritans with the benediction
that brought the light of the Lord to the masses of Bengal. This
collection scripts the eternal immortal lives of the Jesuits who are
today and forever in fellowship with us and with God."
Copies of the anthology are available from the Goethals library at
Sunday December 29, 2014
Price: Rs. 300/- + Rs.40/- (Postage). Total: Rs.
(20% reduction on purchase of more than one book)
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