BIS #6250 Divyadaan-Nashik jubilates with 'rubies & gold'

by Cleric Ethan Fortes & Cleric Aegidius Pereira for BISMumbai

Divyadaan-Salesian Institute of Philosophy at Nashik celebrated the Ruby Jubilee of its inception, along with the Golden Jubilee of sacerdotal ordination of Father Tony D’Souza. The combined celebrations began with a solemn Eucharist presided over by Bishop Lourdes Daniel of Nashik, who also commemorated the Ruby Jubilee of his sacerdotal ordination.

In his homily, Bishop Daniel urged all present to "remain faithful to God who calls us to fulfill our particular missions." The Eucharist was followed by a festivity of diverse cultures, with the scholastics divided into groups based on their places of origin. Each culture showcased its richness through music and dance. Rector, Father Banzelao Teixeira, together with Bishop Daniel, released a memoir of Father D’ Souza.

The entire celebration was virtually streamed for the benefit of those unable to be physically present.