Fr Matthew Coutinho, who is down from Shillong for the winter break, will be paying us a visit, probably 27 January 2010. Welcome Fr Matthew!
Earlier in the week we had the visit of Fr M.A. (Matapillil) Isaac, SDB, from Tripura state in the Salesian province of Gauhati.Fr Isaac used to be our principal and prefect of studies in Don Bosco Lonavla - where 'we' refers to 'seniors' like Fr Diego, Fr Nelson, and myself. He was a wonderfully strict man, a very good teacher, especially of mathematics, very just, and much loved. He opted to go to the Assam missions, and so left the Bombay Province in the early 1970s. In Gauhati province, he was never sent to the 'real' missions, but served as a formator, Rector of the aspirantate, Novice Master and Vice Provincial. He is now 73 years old or so, but still active, and now in the 'real' missions.