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In Loving Memory of : Very Rev. Fr Valerian Mendonca, whom we loved, respected and adored Milagres College, Kallianpur Udupi.

By July 4, 2024News
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Reported By: P. Archibald Furtado

Udupi: Demise of Very Rev Fr Valerian Mendonca, Correspondent, Milagres Institutions – Condolence Meeting held on June 04, 2024 at 9.45 am.

A condolence meeting has been held at the College on the sad and sudden demise of Very Rev Fr Valerian Mendonca, Correspondent of Milagres Institutions.

Speaking to the audience Rev Fr Vincent Crasta, the secretary of Catholic Education Society said the church has lost an eminent priest and an able administrator, a renowned musician and above all a compassionate human being.

Most Rev Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo, Bishop of the diocese of Udupi and president of the Milagres Institutions, Very Rev Monsignor Ferdinand Gonsalves, Vicar  General and Vice President of Milagres Institutions and Fr Pradeep Cardoza, Asst. Parish Priest of the Milagres cathedral were present and paid homage to the deceased soul.

Heads of the various schools and colleges under Milagres Institutions offered floral tribute to the portrait of very Rev Fr Valerian Mendonca. Students, well-wishers, alumni, parents and teachers gathered in large numbers and paid homage to Fr Mendonca.

Dr Jayaram Shettigar compered the program and spoke a few words on the sentiments of the campus on the demise of our beloved correspondent.

What a towering personality, handsome looks, and immaculate smile – his very exterior appearance had that magnetic attraction – whether he was in the Holy Altar of God, classroom, pulpit, any public stage, Principal’s cabin or in his office – the dignity and decorum, neatness and accommodation to visitors you see it from any angle always graceful and divine….

Then, it will be experience of different kind once you meet him, it’s a pleasure to talk or converse with him. The way he makes you comfortable, with his most beautiful smile, make you to open up freely for the purpose one arrived…..

The lifeless mortal remains of Very Rev Fr Valerian Mendonca reminds and rewind pleasant memories in his company over the years – As a student, a parishioner, a well wisher, a councillor, a family friend… thousands have innumerable things, who has seen or come in contact with him  influenced, encouraged, motivated…

May Almighty Lord grant him eternal peace in heaven and strength to all – students and teachers, parishioners and friends, family and relatives to bear this grief and sorrow.

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