11/13/2006

Jesuit Calcutta Mission in West Bengal

THE CALCUTTA MISSION

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MISSION OF WESTERN BENGAL

 

WAS ORIGINALLY ENTRUSTED TO THE BELGIAN JESUITS, FIRST ASSISTED BUT NOW REPLACED BY INDIAN JESUITS.

 

LATER ON THE CALCUTTA ARCHDIOCESE WAS GRADUALLY  ALSO BEING TAKEN OVER  BY A DIOCESAN CLERGY WHEN NUMEROUS INDIAN CANDIDATES JOINED THE RANKS OF THE EXISTING CLERICS.

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Looking back at the last 25 to 50 years since 1948, I wish to share the images reminding me of the various missions and ministries which kept me busy during 28 years in the Lord's vineyard in Bengal.

Avec un recul de 25 à 50 ans depuis 1948, je voudrais présenter les images souvenirs de ces différentes missions et ministères qui m'ont occupé pendant 28 ans dans la vigne du Seigneur au Bengale.

Black and white pictures are no doubt dated but they all the same succeed in suggesting the particular atmosphere of that period of time just after Independence (August 15, 1947). How times have changed since then!

Les photos en noir et blanc sont évidemment datées mais elles parviennent quand même à communiquer l'ambiance particulière de l'époque, juste après l'Indépendance (15 août 1947). Comme les temps ont changé depuis!

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M A P S  O F  I N D I A

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Map of Indiab

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INDIA's NATIONAL FLAG

 

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The flag is a horizontal tricolour in equal proportion of deep saffron (kesari) on the top, white in the middle and dark green at the bottom. The ratio of the width to the length of the flag is two to three. In the centre of the white band, is a wheel in navy blue to indicate the Dharma Chakra, the wheel of law in the Sarnath Lion Capital. Its diameter approximates the width of the white band and it has 24 spokes. The saffron stands for courage, sacrifice and the spirit of renunciation; the white, for purity and truth; the green for faith and fertility.

 

lcutta Province Assembly

May 25, 2008

Dhyan Ashram, Konchowki

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