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Bro.Aloysius Macwan (GUJ) 78/53 expired this evening around
10.45p.m ( 22- 07-2013 ) in Pilar Hospital, Baroda.
The funeral will be held at 4.00
p.m at St.Joseph’s Church, Baroda
Please remember him in your prayers.
Fr.Lawrence Dharmaraj SJ
Br Aloysius spent much of
his life in the Society serving as Boarding-in charge in Zhagadia, Surat and Varsada. He also
served as Minister and Kitchen-in charge of Premal Jyoti for about five years.
He was placed in charge of the first hostel for tribal boys in the mission of
Vyara in 1967. He was notable for his simplicity and constant availability to
the boys. The boys used to wait for his company outside the study hours too. He
had great love for them and their families. His influence over them lasted much
beyond the years he spent in the hostel. He is still remembered by them even
after thirty years.
He took great interest in
what was happening in the villages during the famine years in 1967-1971 and
famine relief work, and supported the Fathers in whatever was required of him
in using the services of the boys for the work of the mission.
He was simple and unassuming. In his simplicity he was blessed
with a kind of earthy wisdom and sagacity that is given “to the unlearned
but hidden from the wise and learned.” He was a very pleasant
He had a very charming
personality to attract and to relate with people. He had been a source of
inspiration in the Jesuit Community. He kept the community alive with his
spontaneous jokes. He had an art of correcting others and giving feedback with
out hurting them. As a Jesuit he never found anything impossible. He used to take
up any work and do it to the best of his ability. His famous saying is:
“Kai vandho nati, apne joilayea.” It means, “no problem, we
will do it.” He was a man prayer and deep convictions. With his spiritual
strength and deep convictions, he did his work with great sense of commitment
and dedication. Till his death he served as a boarding-in-charge at Khambhat.