07/09/2005

Hiking in the Himalaya Terai

St Mary's Theological College - Kurseong 1953
Quinzaine excursion in the Himalaya Terai
 

1. Swimming forbidden: xxx & Christian Mignon...

 

page 19 a swimming

 


2. Sunrise at the border point of India, Sikkim & Nepal.

 

page 19  b sikkim

 

3. Relaxing in the shelter of a dak bungalow of the Forests Department.

page 19 c dak bungalow

 

4. Pleasant obligatory visiting with friends of SMTC ,  an Anglo-Indian family, at their home in Kalimpong.

 

page 19 d kalimpong 2
 
Yangsum_farm_Sikkim_hosts_s

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07/05/2005

Visiting the Terai & Chandernagore

1. Holiday hiking down the valley while crossing the valley bottom bridge: John De Ridder, Jean-Pierre le Jeune, Paul Detienne.

 

page 10 a pont

 

2. Chandernagore: St Louis de France Church:  parish priest Poderjac.

 

page 10 b Chandernagore

 

3. Jacques de Bonhome displaying his congenial smile.

 

page 10 c J de Bon

 

4. Calcutta group on the garden slope.

 

page 10 d hiking

 

5. Church assembly after Sunday Mass.

 

page 10 e assemblée


6. Paul Detienne with hookah in a relaxing mood .

 

page 10 f Detienne

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St Mary's Kurseong

1. St Mary's building, East.

 

Kurseong SMC 1


2. Calcutta group: JDR 3d row, 3d from the right.

 

Kurseong SMC Kalimpong

 

3. JDR sitting in his room on 2d floor, East wing.

 

Kurseong SMC 2

4. St Mary's Theological College - Kurseong 1953

 

St Marys Kurseong 1953 b

 

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St Mary's Ordinations November 21, 1953

1. November 21, 1953 - Mgr. Ferdinand Périer sj, archbishop of Calcutta, confers the priestly ordination to 23 Jesuits of 5 nationalities : 7 Indians, 1 Italian, 9 Belgians, 4 Americans (U.S.), 2 Canadians.

Ordinations 1

 


2. Jean De Ridder receives the unction on the palms of his hands.

Ordinations 3


3. Final benediction given to the assembly by the newly ordained priest (Jean De Ridder, 3d on the right, hidden by his neighbour).

 

 
Ordinations 2

 


4. First Mass of  JDR on Nov. 22, Feast of St Cecilia. Assistant: Jean Henrichs sj, Regional Superior,  servant : Jacques de Bonhome sj.   

 

Ordinations 4

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St Mary's Theological College - Kurseong - West Bengal - India

1. JDR on horseback before St Paul's Church, Kurseong

 

St-Marys Kurseong 1

2. St Mary's College : Herman Raaschaert  & John De Ridder

St-Marys Kurseong 2

 

3. JDR in the saddle

St-Marys Kurseong 3

4. Riding on the hillside

 

St-Marys Kurseong 4

 

5. A light moment of rest

St-Marys Kurseong 5


6. A little gallop makes you happy

 

St-Marys Kurseong 6

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07/03/2005

Kurseong

 

Chasuble & Chalice:

gift of the De Ridder-Desnerck family

 for Fr. John's ordination.

  1. Holy mass in the Convent Chapel, : elevation of the Host

First Mass 1

2. Holy mass in the Convent Chapel, : elevation of the Chalice.

 

First Mass 2 

 

3. Companions of the Calcutta province at St-Mary's Theological College, Kurseong 1953  

 (last row, center: John De Ridder)

 

Kurseong PCA

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