After the Storm Comes a Calm…

26 Dec. The storm of activities in the context of Christmas have come to a temporary end; there rules a calm in the Campus. Just a mini break.

Christmas was a great time to all of us. We enjoyed with our friends, Jesuits, well wishers, and in the evenings, with our families.

In the Dept of Journalism, you have got students whose ‘never-say-die’ spirit is seen in their dedicated work at Dhwani, their practice journal. Vini, Anisha, Nishanth, and Arron are at computers to make their voices heard.

I am preparing for an ordination on 30 Dec in Taccode! Then there is an interview to appear for, on 27 December. I have applied for project by the Government of Karnataka through the Sahitya Academy. Hope things go on well. In the meantime, I have applied for another DVD project from a Bangalore agency.

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George Fernandes at SAC Christmas Celebration

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24 Dec. It was a meaningful celebration of the Birth of the Lord Jesus at St Aloysius College, at 8.00 pm, here this evening. Besides the spiritual grandeur and dignity, giving much social importance was Mr George Fernandes, former Union Minister for Defence.

Fr Rector Francis Serrao SJ was the main celebrant at the Christmas Vigil. Concelebrating with him were Rev Frs Eugene Lobo (Principal), Gilbert Saldanha (High Schocongregation.gifol HM), Denzil Lobo (IT), Clifford Sequeira (Middle School), Leo Pereira, Elvis Lewis, and Anand Pereira.

“Christmas is a hard reality,” said Fr Eugene Lobo, preaching a meaningful homily. It was hard for the parents of Jesus; they had no room of their own to give birth to Jesus. It was hard for the people of that time, who had expected the messaia. It was hard for the shepherds who received the good news of God’s birth. But they joyously took the good news to everybody echoir.giflse!

“Christmas was a hard reality for Jesus. He had no room of his own at his birth. But, he who had no room, made room for you and me!” Fr Lobo went to elucidate the message of Christmas – a festival of peace, joy and love. He exorted the 1000-odd congregation of the faithful to go and live this love, peace, and joy.

Fr Rector, at the end of the Massaltar.gif, welcomed the special guest and our alumnus Mr George Fernandes to His Alma Mater. The respected former minister, who has done much to St Aloysius and to Mangalore.

In a chat with Fr Richie Rego, editor of the blog, he recalled his students day. Mr Fernandes was very sentimental, when he recalled how in 1942, he was studying in the Middle School; and there was agitation in the SACconsecration.gifC Campus concerning Indian Freedom struggle. As the police started firing at the freedom-fighter students, Mr Fernandes , along with his few friends, collected a few stones and attacked the police from the Red Building (Now Aloysius or St Aloysius College Museumm).

A feeble Mr Fernandes, seemed to be very moved to be back at the SAC Campus, quite unwilling to go back!

Earlier, Fr Walter Albuquinsense.giferque’s Christmas choir, ably assisted by Fr Denzil and others successfully heralded Christmas mood before and during the mass. Mr Lionel, Bukelo, High School and College staff with many otherfr-rr-mr-george.gif devoted people made this day and eveninmahimagf.gifg meaningful.

(photo credits: Ms Sandhya D’Souza & Mahima Bhat, II Yr Journalism & Fr Richie Rego). In the photograph above is seen Ms Mahima Bhat.

Merry Christmas to All of You!!!

24 Dec. It is  Christmas season, once again! Time  to rejoice, for there is something to look forward to! It is time of hope, time of love, time of caring and time of peace. More than ever, today is the need for peace and harmony: to love and respect diversities, differences. May our homes, neighbourhoods, our Mangalore, our society, our country and our world be inundated with this peace and joy of Christmas. Wish YOU ALL a Very Happy Christamas. May this Christmas be unique!

Here is a brief account of sharing the Christmas joy and peace with some of our humanity:  stp81230.JPGstp81274.JPGstp81290.JPGstp81229.JPG

Young Jesuits of Asha Kiran share the Christmas Joy with Cheshire Home people: Kanakanady Mangalore.

There are 35 inmates from different religions and backgrounds with varied types of sickness and handicappedness. It was time of Joy and happiness for the inmates as well as for us Asha Kiran Jesuits, singing carols, playing games and interacting with one another. Presence of Santa Sonesh from Santal Paragana region added beauty for the xmas celebration.

SAC Staff Celebrate Christmas

23 Dec. Almost every unit of SAC was filled with Christmas joy. Lots of singing, wishing, and sharing the message of peace and joy.

At Degree, it was the Staff choir that set the tone. Then there was Prof. Janardhan,, who gave an apt message of peace to every creature. Every creature on earth has the right to exist peacefully, he said. We need to respect one another. May peace prevail everywhere.

Quizzing About Psychology

23 Dec. The Department of Psychology, St. Aloysius College, conducted an Inter-collegiate, Psychology quiz competition -‘The Psyche’.

The Quiz comprised of five rounds like visual round, case identification and rapid fire which tested the knowledge of students in general psychology and current affairs. The Quiz competition was followed by a Christmas celebration for the psychology students of St. Aloyius College . The celebration was a fun filled and joyous one comprising of games, exchange of gifts and wishes for a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 

The colleges participated in the quiz were SDM Ujjire, Alva’s College Moodbidri, St Agnes College, and Roshini Nilaya. SDM College, Ujjire emerged the winners.
 

Fr. Eugene Lobo gave away the prizes to the winners. 

Happy Christmas

23 Dec. It is Christmas season. Joy and murmur of Christmas is everywhere in the Campus and around. If you see the Departmetns, many of those are decorated with Christmas colours.

Many students  are out on vacation.

Psychology Dept is conducting an Inter collegiate quiz. Right now, (10.45 a.m.) it is going on in the Psychology Lab.