The Xavier Centre for Historical Research (XCHR), Porvorim, is organising the launch of the book, The Jesuits, Goa and the Arts (by Rinald D’Souza, SJ, and Anthony da Silva, SJ, with photographs by David de Souza) on October 21, 2023.
The chief guest at the event will be Councillor to the Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Fr John Dardis, SJ.
The book describes the melange of faith, creativity and imagination in 16th - 18th century Goa which led to the ‘Modo Goano’ style, shaped by the European Jesuits and the Goan community.
It also sheds light on a bygone era with Jesuit-inspired art and architecture that continues to dot Goa’s landscape today.
Fr John Dardis, SJ, holds a Science Degree from University College Dublin, a Higher Diploma in Education from the National University of Ireland, and a Master of Divinity and Licentiate in Theology from the University of Toronto. He also holds a Master's Degree in TV, Radio and Film from the University of Syracuse, New York.
Currently, he is the General Councillor for Discernment and Apostolic Planning as well as the Director of the Communications Office at the General Curia in Rome.
Fr Roland Coelho, SJ is the Provincial, Goa Jesuit Province; Dr Anthony da Silva, SJ, is the Director, XCHR, while David de Souza is an anti-fashion, fashion photographer and former biochemist.
The Jesuits, Goa and the Arts will be available at the following discounted rates till January 6, 2024:
1-2 copies: ₹ 3,200 per copy
3-4 copies: ₹ 2,800 per copy
5+ copies: ₹ 2,400 per copy
WHERE: Claude Saldanha Hall, XCHR, Porvorim
WHEN: Saturday, October 21, 2023
TIMINGS: 5.30 pm
CONTACT: +91 98340 83592