07/05/2005

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.

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

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

 

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

 

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