‘Fr Hilario Fernades was a man of the heart’

On : 2024-05-30

Fr Hilario Fernandes SJ (93), a Jesuit of Karnataka province, died at Mount St Joseph (MSJ), Bangalore on May 10. His funeral was held at MSJ on May 12. Provincial Fr Dionysius Vaz SJ presided over the eucharist, while Fr Clarence D’Souza preached the homily.

Fr Hilario was novice master for nearly five years, besides being a retreat director and counsellor for practically whole of his life. He also worked in Singapore for many years preaching retreats and helping in spiritual direction and counselling. Even after his return to India, he paid a visit to Singapore regularly to render his spiritual services.