Rev  Fr Charles D’Souza, B.A

(1934, St. Aloysius College, Mangalore)

of Kalmady, Malpe
Retd. Lt.Commander - Indian Navy
Born:   April 16, 1913
Ordained by Blessed Pope Paul VI in Rome:  January 6, 1966
Died:  December 31, 1985
Founder of Stella Maris Church, Kalmady, Malpe


Dearest Uncle,

It is 32 years since you went to your heavenly abode. We think of you fondly and with gratitude. We recall the initial days when the construction of Stella Maris Church in Kalmady, began in 1968, and the trials and mortification that you suffered. Uncle, all this has not gone in vain. Today, with your prayers, intercession and blessings, the humble Chapel of your efforts, has become a Shrine of Our Lady of Velankani and a magnificent Church is standing on its site. We love you dearly and will always be grateful for your love, concern and financial support to our family and for our education.

Your surviving Nieces and Nephews:

Flavia Mathias (nee Rebello), Olivia Vaz (nee Rebello),
Rudolf Rebello and Melwin Rebello and our family members.