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INSTALLATION- statue of Fr. Thomas Stephens

(Dated: 13 November '20)

THOMAS STEPHENS KONKNNI KENDR, PORVORIM

 











Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr, Alto-
Porvorim, Goa commemorated the arrival of Fr. Thomas Stephens, a Jesuit priest
of the 16th century to Goa on this very day
(24.10.1579), by installing his statue in the Kendr campus on 24 October,
2020. The function began at around 4 pm. The Goa Jesuit Provincial, Fr. Roland
Coelho inaugurated and blessed the statue on this auspicious occasion. Fr. Jose
Silveira S.J, the present Director of the Konkani centre spoke in brief highlighting
the immense contribution of Fr. Thomas Stephens to the language and
culture of Goa. He and the Provincial also mentioned about the 3 great works of
Thomas Stephens, namely Kristapurana (1616), Doutrina Christam (1622) and Arte
da Lingoa Canarim (1640). Sch. Mark Fizardo was the compere for the event.
Those present for the small function were
the staff of the Kendr and a few Jesuits.

 

Fr. Jose
Silveira S.J.













Director



   

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