07/10/2005

Basanti : a pionering school in 24 Parganas District

Basanti: St Xavier's Technical School buildings with wind-mill for pumping water from deep well &  Parish Church.
 
page 22 Basanti SXHS a

 

page 22 Basanti church b
page 22 Basanti SXHS c

 

page 22 Basanti SXHS d

page 22 Basanti SXHS eolienne e

page 22 Basanti SXHS games f

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Basanti Parish and Technical School - 24 Parganas

Boys at St Xavier's Technical School - Basanti enjoyed the open countryside with its pleasant surroundings.

 

page 21 Basanti mass  b

 

page 21 Basanti cyclist c

 

 

 

page 21 Basanti pause d

 

page 21 Basanti mass servants e

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07/09/2005

Buildings are necessary: St Xavier's College

1. SXC Eastern Wing building: from the South

 

page 55 SXC buildings a

 

2. SXC Boarding Department building: view from Archbishop's House

page 55 SXC buildings b

 

3. SXC Western extension & garage.

 

page 55 SXC Primary c
4. SCHC new Primary Dept. building
 

page 20 St Xaviers e

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St Xavier's College (Primary, High School & College) Calcutta

1. St Xavier's main wing from the cricket ground (observatory cupola on the roof).

 

page 20 St Xaviers a

 


2. Fountain in Archbishop's House garden.

 

page 20 St Xaviers b

 

3. Roof garden: Camille Bouché, Joseph Brouir, Pierre-Yves Gilson.

 

page 20 St Xaviers c

 

4. André Mali, Camille Bouché, Jacques de Bonhome, Alfred de Bonhome (visitor from Belgium), Jean De Ridder.

 

page 20 St Xaviers d

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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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07/08/2005

Morapai visit in exchange with parish priest

JDR standing on the bungalow porch - Morapai. 

page 18 a porch

Taking the geese out for a little walk

 

page 18 majlispur b

 Boarding staff &  pupils
 

page 18 majlispur c

Morapai church building.

page 18 majlispur d

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Ministries in Santal Parganas & Ouraon country

1. Ramp before the Sahebgunj bungalow to allow the sidecar inside.

 

page 14 Majlispur a

 

2. Camels herd coming from the North to be sold at the Coranic feast of Id-ul-fitr: one camel for every muslim village.

 

page 14 Majlispur chameaux b

 

3. Maltese fathers Salvino Calleja-Gera & Joseph Gauchi Sacco on their way for the pastoral visiting of villages.

page 14 Majlispur moto c


4. With the Sahebgunj church in the background. Fr. Calleja-Gera & Fr John De Ridder

 

page 14 Majlispur church d

 


5.  Sahebgunj Fathers' Bungalow  .

 

page 14 Majlispur bungalow e

 

6. Parish farm tractor (Sahebgunj).

 

page 14 Majlispur tractor f
 
 
7. Dhitpur
 
page 15 Ouraon a

 

page 15 Dhitpur b

 

8. Ouraon country: Herman Raaschaert

page 15 H Raaschaert c

 

page 15 Ouraon d
 
9. Dhitpur chapel and priest's room, built by Fr. Charles-Victor Poncelet
Kurseong SMC Dhitpur

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07/06/2005

St Lawrence's High School - Ballygunge - Calcutta

 

 

1. School compound with old residence building (1950).

page 16 St LHS old bldg c
 

2. Foundations for new Fathers' building.

page 16 St LHS foundations d

 

 

 


3. New Fathers' building completed (the old building has been removed).    

 

page 16 St LHS new bldg 2 e

 

 

 

4. New Fathers' House

 

page 16 St Lawrences HS new bldg a

 

 

 

5. SLHS' main wing.

 

page 16 St LHS school bldg 2 e

 

 

 

6. Swings erected on old building location after its being pulled down.

page 16 St Lawrences HS swings b



2 0 0 8


SLHS 2




SLHS 1

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Santal Parganas

The Santalis are a gentle people who love music and dancing.

page 14 kulti d

 

page 14 kulti e

 

page 14 kulti f

 

page 14 kulti g

 

 from the left: John De Ridder, Yvo La Ferla,  Francis Wirth

 

page 14 kulti h

The bungalow verandah

page 14 kulti i

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Tinpahar - Santal Parganas

1. Ecole des Daughters of St Ann - Tinpahar

 

page 13  Tinpahar a

 

2. Cueillette des noix de coco

 

page 13  Tinpahar b

 

3. Eglise de TINPAHAR

 

page 13  Tinpahar c

 

4. A la file indienne...

 

page 13  Tinpahar d

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07/05/2005

Raghabpur 24 Parganas - St Joseph's Jesuit parish

1. St Joseph's church - Raghabpur Jesuit parish.

 

page 12 Raghabpur church a

 

2. Raghabpur - church and presbytery.

 

page 12 Raghabpur church b

 


3. Raghabpur - St Joseph's Primary School (1955), today St Joseph's High School (1990).

 

page 12 Raghabpur church c

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Raghabpur, Jesuit parish in 24 Parganas District

1. 1955 Henri Koster pp. with curate John De Ridder . Visitors from Calcutta: Albert Huart, Jacques de Bonhome & Thomas Vetticad. 

 

page 11 a Raghabpur

 

1956
in front of the parish bungalow:

rear: Tom Vetticad, Albert Huart, John De Ridder, visitors from Belgium M. & Mme Huart, Daughters of St Ann, pp. Henry Koster.

School children

 

 

page 11 e group

 

2. School boys fishing in a drying pond (pukkur).  

 

page 11 b pukur

 

3. Swing on the St Joseph's School compound (brought from Cal by JDR).   

 

page 11 c sontosh

 

4. JDR and Sunil Babu, the Bengali butler on the presbytery steps.

page 11 d babu
 

 5. Openfields in the countryside

 

page 20 Bengal fields f

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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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