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Father Antony Joseph SDB is the New Provincial of Tiruchy
By Father A. Raj Mariasusai SDB  - 2 Comments
Mumbai, Dec. 12. Father Angel Fenandez Artime, the Rector Major has nominated Father Antony Joseph SDB, fondly known as ANNA (Elder Brother) as the fourth Provincial of the Salesian Province of Tiruchy for the Sessenium 2017-2023.
Father Antony Joseph hails from a very traditional catholic hamlet of Thennur, near Varadarajanpet, where Don Bosco School arrived in 1964. Father Joseph did his schooling here before joining the Salesians of Don Bosco. He is an ardent lover of Don Bosco right from his childhood.

Father Joseph was born on 23rd July 1964 and entered the congregation on 24th May 1983 with his first profession.

After completing his theological studies at Kristu Jyothi College, Bangalore he was ordained a priest on 29th December 1996.

Father Joseph is known for his friendly nature, participatory approach and guiding people with heart.
He has already proved his administrative acumen and transparent traits during his nine years as Provincial Economer.

Thanking God for the opportunity, Father Joseph also thanks the confreres and the Superiors of the Congregation for the confidence placed in him. He recalls that Father Rector Major requested him to be 'fatherly and carry on all the works in consonance with General Superior and his council'. Father Joseph in his short interview affirmed that he would rely on the support of God, Mary Help of Christians, Don Bosco and on the guidance of the Superiors.

Father Joseph is currently the Rector at Don Bosco Palltithammam in Sivagagai District in Tamil Nadu. A rural mission station with multifarious activities like Parish, Higher Secondary School, Technical Schools and Boardings for the poor boys and girls. It is here that he reinvented his passion for agriculture and cultivated around 25 acres until then considered a barren rocky land and turned them to be a sustainable project for the institution.

He acknowledged that he always felt that the confreres loved him, no matter what was in store.


kakarla Chandra Mohan India
December 14, 2016

congratulations dear father

Joaquim Fernandes India Mumbai
December 13, 2016

Congratulations Father Anthony Joseph.

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