St Aloysius College gets new Rector

St Aloysius College gets new Rector


The post fell vacant after Rev Fr Francis Serrao SJ was appointed Provincial for the Karnataka Jesuit Province.

According to a press release, Fr Jossy, as he is popularly known, hails from Bondel in Mangalore. Born on July 23, 1958, he joined the Society of Jesus at the age of 19, and was ordained a priest in 1993 at St Aloysius College Chapel.

After his ordination, Fr Jossy went to Rome (Gregorian) for specialisation in Psychology (Rulla’s approach), after which he served at Mount St. Joseph in Bangalore as assistant to Novice Director (one responsible for training the youngsters when they join the Society, a two-year spiritual training programme).

During this period, Fr Ronnie Prabhu SJ, the then Provincial, picked him up as his secretary, a position he occupied for six years, till recently when Fr Francis Serrao relieved him.

A basket ball player, Fr Jossy has specialised in Carnatic Music in Chennai under Vidwn Chelladurai. In the last few years he has been training Jesuits and lay persons in various aspects in personality matters, spiritual formation and help in psychological dimensions, the release added.

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