Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Fr .Gorosquieta Jose Luis (GUJ) 78/60 expired this [3/7/2012] evening around 6.00p.m
Fr .Gorosquieta Jose Luis (GUJ) 78/60 expired this evening around 6.00p.m ( 03- 07-2012 ) in Radhanpur. He had a severe heart attack and he died in the Hospital in Radhanpur.
The funeral will be held at 4.00 p.m in Catholic Ashram, Dhandhuka on Wednesday (04-07-2012).
Please remember him in your prayers.
Fr.Lawrence Dharmaraj SJ
Date of Birth: 18- 06 1934
Entrance in the Society: 07 -09- 1952
Final Vows: 15- 08-1979
Died : 03-07-2-12
Asst.PP : Mariampura _ Petlad 1967
Parish Priest (Acting from Mariampura) 1968
Parish Priest- Mariampura –Petlad: 1969
Parish Priest: Dhandhuka 1976 – 2004
Superior : Dhandhuka – Sanand 2004- 2010
Asst PP: Dhandhuka 2004- 2012
Apostle of Dhandhuka Mission
He Came to India and went for theological studies in Pune and after that he began to study seriously Gujarati language by attending classes in a local school and practicing it as best as he could whilst visiting the houses of the poor of the neighbourhood to whom he would distribute simple medicines for their various ailments. People also remember with a good deal of amusement his contribution to the ‘simpatico club’ of those days that besides organizing enjoyable recreation, also undertook the serious business of planting trees around De Nobili Colllege where earlier was nothing but rocks.
The people of Mariampura have much to be grateful for. The beautiful church he built for them was only an external expression of the spiritual church of Christ that he helped them to become with much toil and prayer and with particular care for the education of poor students.
Even after the heart operation he was still an inspiration to the younger Jesuits with his missionary activities. He used to go from house to house and village to village in Dhandhuka areas to help the poor to rebuild their houses and to revive their spirits after the calamitous earthquake of Jan 2001. He undertook a lot of agro-developmental works especially during the drought hit years and organized works for food to those in need and helped the poor farmers with seeds and fertilizers.