The death of Fr Thekedatu Joseph

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The death of Fr Thekedatu Joseph

Fr T.J. Joseph one of the well know professors in Salesian India breathed his last peacefully on 15th January 2019. Fr. Thekedeth Joseph fondly known as Fr. T.J had a small fall in his room on 12/01/2019, Saturday in the evening and had a deep cut on his right palm. He was taken to the hospital and brought back to the community on the same day after the treatment. He was taking rest in the room for the next three days, and the brothers took turns and assisted him throughout day and night. He hardly had any meals on 15/01/2019, Tuesday. Around 7.30 pm he went to the washroom then laid down in bed and was taking rest. And at 9.15 pm he breathed his last peacefully. The community had a Holy Eucharist at 10.45 pm then the mortal remains of Fr T.J. Joseph were taken to the mortuary (and it was kept there till 17/01/2019 morning). The following day the mortal remains of Fr. T. J was brought to the community and was taken in procession from the entrance to the chapel. The priests and religious of the neighboring community came and paid homage to Fr T.J. and prayed for his repose of the soul. The requiem mass was presided over by Most Rev. Bernard Moras, the Archbishop Emeritus of Bangalore. Along with the relatives of Fr. T. J, the provincials of Bangalore and Chennai there were about 180 priests and religious who paid their homage to fr. T. Joseph.

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