Dear Rev. Fr. Santosh Kamath.
Congratulations and good wishes on this day. 50 years you have served the Lord in the most special way. May this anniversary bring happy memories to you. May the days ahead be filled with many blessings. We pray that the Almighty God grants you good health always.
Dear Fr. Santosh, Congratulations on your 50 years of dedication to God's service. May God bless and keep you happy always.
Two facets of Fr. Santosh’s life are less known. He visits the elderly to cheer them up in their homes and also offers them Holy Communion which is a boon for the aged with motor disabilities. He was also a regular blood donor and I should know this because he donated blood for my mother, while she was at Fr. Muller Hospital, even when he was a seminarian at Jeppu.
For Mangalorean Catholics, Fr. Santosh, with his multi-faceted ministry, is an institution. While congratulating him on the platinum jubilee of his multi-faceted priestly life, may he continue his ministry for many more years to come!
Congratulations Fr Santosh. Instead of the usual greetings, I will send one composition about you. Here I go.
Fr. Santosh, Ace Funeral Orator, Marks Golden Jubilee of His Priesthood
By John B. Monteiro
Fr. Ravi Santosh Kamath SJ, popularly Fr. Santosh, born on October 5, 1939 in Bajpe, is marking the Golden Jubilee of his priesthood on March 27, 2021. This is an apt time to re-recall one of the many facets of his priestly ministry - modifying an article I wrote in Daijiworld to mark his Platinum Jubilee in 2014.
Those who have read Julius Caesar by Shakespeare will remember the famous funeral oration on the steps of the Roman Senate where the blood-soaked dead body of Caesar, stabbed to death by Brutus, was kept for the public to view. Mark Antony dwells on three ideas in his oration. He says the good that a man does is buried with his bones while the evil that he does lives on. He also says that he was there to bury Caesar and not to praise him. Finally, he declares that it was not that he loves Caesar less but he loves Rome more. With this rhetoric speech he rouses his Roman audience which turns against Brutus.
Present day funeral orators say things contrary to Mark Antony’s protestation. They project the good that the dead did so that it lives on after him and let the evil that he did be buried with his bones. While the others take care of the burial part, present-day funeral orator is there primarily to praise the dead. He may not have loved the dead, or may not even know him while he was alive, but he is there to console the close relatives and friends who the dead leaves behind.
Dear Fr. Santosh, Sending congratulations and good wishes on this day. 50 years you have served the Lord in the most special way. May this anniversary bring happy memories to you. I pray that Jesus the High Priest will continue to renew, increase, and strengthen in you the graces received at ordination as you carry out his sacred ministry in the Holy Church. Myself and all my family members are grateful to you being available whenever we approach you. Lord God always guides you, protect you from all dangers and keep you safe and healthy. God bless you.
Dear Fr.Santhosh , Congratulations on completing 50 yrs of Priesthood. You have made a difference in the lives of so many. Thank you for your love, commitment and dedication. May God bless you abundantly n keep you healthy. With love & regards, Alwyn Fernandes & family.
Hearty Congratulations dear Fr. Santhosh!!! We pray the Lord continue his mission through you. Grateful for all your prayer support. May you enjoy many more blessed years of service in the Lords vineyard. God Bless you Fr.!!!
Dear Fr.Santosh, Congratulations on completing 50 years in the service of our Lord. You have made a difference in the lives of so many as a preacher , teacher counsellor and whatever way you can to serve our community. May God bless you abundantly with good health, peace of mind and happiness.
Dear Fr. Santosh. Congratulations on your 50 years of dedicated service with devotion and dedication to the Lord and to His Church. We pray for Gods Blessings on you on this Jubilee Anniversary. You are on of the Best Jesuit Priest that I have ever interacted with and you are always in our thoughts and prayers.
Salute to you dear Rev Fr. SANTOSH , for what you are . I was one of the luckiest persons to have met you . You even gave me a chance to serve communion to the congregation ( having been a Eucharistic Minister) , when I visited the church that you built when I visited on my annual leave . Your practical approach , your invitation to participate in the celebration of the mass made all that possible .
May God give you many more years of good health , the same strong voice to keep the congregation alive !
Dear Fr. Santhosh, Many Congratulations on successfully completing 50years of Priesthood . You have been a dedicated Priest in the service of the needy & touched the hearts of many people. I have known you for over 40 odd years & I am proud to say that you are one of the finest Priests in the service of God with immaculate track record. May Almighty shower His Choicest Blessings on you & Grant you Peace, happiness& good health .With love & Regards.-Tony Menezes & Family.
Congratulations dear Fr Santosh..Thank you for your years of service in the Lord's vineyard.
Maureen,Avinash, Nisha,Aiden n Audrey, Aneesha Vinay n Ava
Congratulations Father Santosh on completion of 50 years of your ordination. In this long journey of yours you have reached out and have brought smile on the face of hundreds of people. You never hesitated to reach out to people in need at any time of the day. May God Bless you with good health and happiness and guide you in your given mission.
Dear Rev. Fr. Santosh Kamath,
Congratulations! on completing your 50 years of Priesthood. You are a very wonderful and cheerful person, with wealth of knowing multinational languages, giving abundance spiritual guidance to our community.
May Almighty God Bless you for all your hard work and grant you a very healthy long life.
Dear Rev. Fr. Santosh,
Congratulations on your 50 years of wonderful and dedicated services to the Church. Thank you for your compassion and kindness. May God bless and keep you happy always.
Dear Fr. Santosh, First of all Congratulations on completing 50 years as ordained Jesuit Priest. You are genuinely a gift to the Mangalore Christian community. Instead of conforming you transformed Fatima Reteat house bringing people close to God. Those who were unable to come, you went to them bringing Holy communion. You were literally available 24/7 for those who were in need of Pastoral care. You are a priest who looks for the opportunity to serve every one irrespective of social standing. Thank you Fr Santosh being a man of God. Myself and my extended family are grateful to you for being available whenever we approached you. May God bless and keep you always on the palm of His Hands and let the Holy Spirit always guide you keeping you safe and healthy.
CONGRATULATIONS PADRE, 50 Wonderful Years in His Service for the people of God. You have touched many people with your compassion and kindness. God Bless you and be with you always.
Dear V Rev Fr. Santosh....CONGRATULATIONS...Any good news about YOU always brings JOY and the heart gets brighter and light. May the GOOD LORD who is always GOOD, shower abundant goodies on YOU and hold you in the palm of HIS loving and Caring hands always. Remember us folks too. Thanks, Regards. ivan.
Congratulation Father. Wishing you good health.
Congratulations. May Jesus bless you abundantly
Dear Fr. Santosh,
Congratulations on your 50 years of dedication to God's service. You have used your talents and gifts wisely to bring the Word to the world. I remember in particular your inspiring sermons to the students of St. Agnes College when you were the college Chaplain. Throughout your career you have worn many hats but you have always remained true to your calling as a Jesuit Priest.
Thank you for your love, commitment & dedication.
May you be blessed always.
Merlyn Brito & family.
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