Mira Road Parish Priest Fr Rudolf D'Souza transferred to Canada

By Rons Bantwal
Daijiworld Media Network - Mumbai (SP)

Mumbai, Jun 15: Fr Rudolf V D’Souza, parish priest, St Joseph’s Church, Mira Road in the city, has been transferred to Vancouver.

He will be the new regional superior and parish priest of Guardian Angel’s parish at downtown Vancouver.

Fr Rudolf V D'Souza served as the parish priest of St Joseph's church, Mira Road for eight and half years.  The parish has approximately 24,000 catholics and 5,954 families, and is the largest parish in Mumbai Archdiocese.

Fr Rudolf was instrumental in building the New Carmelite Spirituality Centre, “Anubhav” in Mira Road. It was inaugurated on December 7, 2004, by Pedro Lopez Quintana – The Pro-Nuncio of Vatican to India.

Born in Madantyar, Beltangady in the year 1960, Fr Rudolf joined the Carmelites in 1973.  He did his studies at St Philomena’s College, Mysore and later, his theological studies at Alwaye, Kerala and St Joseph's Seminary, Mangalore.  He did his MA from Karnataka University.

He was ordained priest in the year 1987.

He has a diploma in yoga. He has got many books to his credit.

He has a Licentiate Masters Degree from Pontifical University of Teresianum, Rome in theology and was the in-charge of the Theology Students (Formator) in the International College at Rome during the period 1991-94.


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  • precilla, muscat

    Sun, Jun 28 2009

    Dear Fr. Rudolf, We are grateful to you for your wonderful retreat you preached us in muscat in 2008. Those days were memorable and unforgettable. Thanks that we have such a good priest, who can understand the difficulties of people and reach them out. All the best for your mission in Canada, and people will simply love you. God bless you father.

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  • Richard, Dubai

    Sun, Jun 28 2009

    Hi, Fr. Rudolf, I do not have words to express my gratitude to you for all the help you gave me during the retreats in Dubai. I loved to hear you and your broad smile tells us that you are person of spirituality and humanity. I have heard wonderful things you accomplished in Mira Road. People simply wait for your thoughprovoking sermons, your humour, your wisdom and your books have been a treasure to so many who wish to have clear understanding of God. Thanks a lot and great future in Canada.

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  • Ozee, Bellore, Dubai

    Wed, Jun 24 2009

    Dear Fr. Rudy, we assure you our sincere prayers for your extended mission work in Canada. Our love is always with you. I was blessed to be a part of choir in your Dubai retreat, look forward for the similar one again. Take care, Yours gratefully, Ozee, Reshma & Ryan

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  • Robert Menezes and fly, mira road

    Thu, Jun 18 2009

    Fr Rudolf,Congrats , we will miss your lovely surmon during konkani mass at mira road church.wish you all the best.

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  • Jyoti , Mira Road

    Wed, Jun 17 2009

    Fr. Rudolf, We have so much to thank you for the wonderful work you have done for the catholics (especially for the youth) in Mira Road. The people (both catholics and people of other religions also) will definitely miss you, especially the children will miss you as a friend, mingling and dancing with them... so now you have to change the lives of the people in canada by spreading the word of OUR LORD.

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  • Ray Fernandes, Mangalore/Dubai

    Wed, Jun 17 2009

    Congragulations Fr.Rudy, may you be fruitful in Canada too.

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  • mabel saldanha, Mumbai /Dubai

    Wed, Jun 17 2009

    Congratulations Fr.Rudolf ,we hope to see you again in Dubai also as your preaching during the lenten season has really changed our lives

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  • gregory, Mangalore/Canada

    Wed, Jun 17 2009

    Fr Rudolf, Congrats and welcome to Canada. Nice to have a Indian (Managalorean) priest in Vancouver. Hope you visit Toronto as well during your stay in Canada.

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  • Lionel, Mangalore/ Mira Road

    Mon, Jun 15 2009

    We will surely miss you Fr. Rudolf!!

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