BIS #6232 'Parables to Rewind the Mind' released at Divyadaan
by Cleric Alan D'Silva for BISMumbai
On 12 December 2020, MumbaiSalesians' Provincial, Father Savio Silviera released 'Parables to Rewind the Mind', authored by late Father Elias Dias, at Divyadaan-Salesian Institute of Philosophy, Nashik.
Rector of Divyadaan, Father Banzelao Teixeira, the Rector of Divyadaan invited Father Silveira to release the 17th publication of Father Dias. Copies were then presented to Father Joaquim D’Souza and Father Bosco Carvalho. Having known the author and having lived with him for 10 years, Father Silveira said, “Father Dias had a great love for Don Bosco. He always spoke about Don Bosco.” He further added, "despite his advancing age, Father Dias took to writing and did not wish to put his pen down, even as his health declined. When the times were tough, Father Dias took it upon himself to get out of his difficulties by painstakingly applying himself to writing. His first book 'Petals and Pebbles' was first published by TejPrasarini Don Bosco Communications-Mumbai. Later, this book was republished by Amazon, USA.” He exhorted the staff and the brothers to learn for the example of Father Dias. He said, “After his first book, during the next 10 years, he published 16 more books. He took great pride when his book 'Symphony of Grace' was released at the bicentenary in Kolkata by the Rector Major.”
Father Provincial challenged the community of Divyadaan to be passionate about Don Bosco and their mission among the young. The book release function ended with a hymn to Don Bosco.