IN LOVING MEMORY OF ....
Fr. GERGE DAVIET
Nagpur, Fr. Georges DAVIET, from Mures, Savoy.Came to Nagpur in 1904.Missionary
at Aulia 1907-34,then Assistant at Nagpur parish.Hindi Scholar,66 years
Fr. PETER FERNANDES
24-10-1945 at Aldona,Fr. Peter
M. FERNANDES, from Aldona, Goa. Ordained 1925.Missionary at Ghogargaon 1927-34,
Achalpur 1934-45.44 years old
Fr. JOHN EXARTIER
23-12-1945 at Nagpur,Fr.
Jean EXARTIER, from Villargondran, Maurienne,Came to India 1900.Chaplain Chikalda 1903,Badnera1904-12,Thana
1912-14.Went back to France for the War 1914-18. Amravati 1919-30, Dongargarh 1930-45.72
Fr. PIERRE PROBST
Kamptee,Fr.Pierre PROBST, from Rouffach,Alsace,
France.Teacher SFS Nagpur, Choir
chaplain at Harda 1905-32 and at Amla where he built the church and presbytery 71
Fr. CARLO FERNANDES
10-8-1946 at Nagpur,Fr.
Carlo C. FERNANDES, from Calangute,
Goa.Teacher SFS Nagpur 1905.Principal SFS 1914-19.Teacher & Headmaster St.
Aloysius’ School, Jabalpur 1920-29, Manager SFS Press 1934.Editor of “The Salesian”.73
Fr. GUERIN JACQUIER
20-5-1947 at Ghogargaon,Fr.Guerin JACQUIER, fromBernex,
Savoy.Diocesan Priest, curate at Marboz (Belley),Novitiate 1894. Arrived India 1895, Teacher SFS Nagpur.Pastoral
training at Sangamner under Fr.Weishaupt,S.J. July-November 1896.Pioneer in
Ghogargaon 1896-1912, Borsar 1912-15.Lent to the diocese of Poona during the War,
Rahata mission 1915-22. Went back to Ghogargaon where he remained till his
death. Built with great worries a fine Church blessed in 1927. Nicknamed “the
great Mogul”.A zealous and hard working missionary.80 years old
Fr. HERBERT SHECHAN
13-9-1947 at Nagpur, Bro.
Herbert SHEEHAN,born at Mhow in 1872, lost both his parents as a baby,
brought up by the Mission.He made his temporary vows as a MSFS, started his
seminary studies, remained as a lay-worker.75
Fr. JEAN CROCHET
19-1-1948 at Chhindwara, Fr. Jean Marie CROCHET
from Chilly, Savoy.Came to India in 1890, at the age
of 22, completed his Theology
in Nagpur, ordained 1891 by Bishop Riccaz.He joined the Mission as a
diocesan priest.Teacher SFS Nagpur.From
1900 to 1912. Chaplain ofBilaspur,Aurangabad,Nagpur(1905-07),Jabalpur.
Chaplain of Bilaspur 1912-30, where
he enlarged the church and obtained
a presbytery. Chancellor of the diocese, wrote historical
notes on the stations
of the diocese, Chaplain of Pachmarhi 1931-45.Retired in
Fr. ALBINO FERNANDES
17-3-1950 at Nagpur,Fr. Albino FERNANDES, from Aldona, Goa.The
first Goan priest to join the Nagpur Mission in 1888.Teacher & Principal 1900 St. Aloysius’ School,
Jabalpur.Teacher, Prefect of discipline and Band master SFS School Nagpur.Railway
Chaplain very popular on the Line, built a chapel & residence at
Murtizapur, chapels at Badnera &
Balharshah. He was chaplain of Aurangabad 1910-12. He brought many Goan candidatesto the
Apostolic School. 87 years old
Fr. BP. LOUIS GAYET
26-8-1950, at Ville-la Grand, Savoy,Mgr.
Louis Francis GAYET, from la
Chapelle Blanche, Chambery.Came to India at the age of 18, studied
in St. Charles Seminary,Priest
Nagpur 8-11-1908. Missionary in
Thana 1908-11, Kapustalni 1911-13,
Achalpur 1913-32, Amravati 1932 where he
started a new
mission centre.Zealous missionary,
translated religious books into Marathi.Bishop of Nagpur 1934-50.Took great
interest in the foundation of the Bhaginis, Salesian Sisters.Died during his
first visit to Europe of cancerof the liver.65 years old
Fr. ERNEST THEVENET
20-12-1951 at Chikalda,Fr. Ernest THEVENET, from Clermont,
Savoy.Came to India 1892.Seminary atGopalpore.Priest 1897.Transferred to Nagpur because of his health.
Assistant in Ghogargaon 1898. Missionary at Chikalda 1899-1903. Achalpur 1903-08,
Amravati 1912-15, Chikalda 1915-51. Founded the Kapustalni Mission in 1902.Pioneer
of the Berar Missions.In Chikalda built up the.77 years old
Fr. JOHN D’COSTA
9-6-1953 at Kamptee, Fr.
John D’COSTA, from Bombay.Teacher at St. Aloysius, Jabalpur and SFS
Nagpur. Principal St. Aloysius,
School 1901-11.Railway chaplain Bilaspur 1911. From 1912, Principal of the R.
C. Mission School, which became in 1927 St. John’s H. School. He built the
present H. School at Moti Bagh, was its Principal up to 1943, and then retired
at Kamptee, for several years lost in the meanders of the night of his mind. 81