Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Quotation of the Week (May 21 - 27, 2017)


A quotation of Thomas Jefferson on 'laws of property,' compiled by Jerome D'Costa
Photo (A flowery tree in Scarborough, Toronto: April 29, 2017) © Jerome D'Costa

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

The Quotation of the Week (May 14 - 20, 2017)


A quotation of Mahatma Gandhi on 'happiness,' compiled by Jerome D'Costa
Artwork © Jerome D'Costa


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Sunday, May 7, 2017

The Quotation of the Week (May 7 - 13, 2017)


A quotation of St. John Chrysostom on 'sharing one's goods with the poor,' compiled by Jerome D'Costa
Design © Jerome D'Costa
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Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Quotation of the Week (April 30 - May 6, 2017)


A quotation of Jean de La Bruyere on 'children enjoying the present,' compiled by Jerome D'Costa
Photo (A baby's head, Toronto: Feb. 5, 2011) © Jerome D'Costa

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Quotation of the Week (April 23 - 29, 2017)


A quotation of Pope Francis on 'tolerating others,' compiled by Jerome D'Costa

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Quotation of the Week (April 16 - 22, 2017)


A quotation on 'slow and consistent growth endures,' compiled by Jerome D'Costa
Photo (a basket full of red peppers in a grocery in Toronto: Oct. 18, 2013) © Jerome D'Costa

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

The Quotation of the Week (April 9 - 15, 2017)


An anonymous quotation on 'the importance of knowing history,' compiled by Jerome D'Costa
Photo (a tree in the Englewood Park in Scarborough: May 18, 2015) © Jerome D'Costa

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

The Quotation of the Week (April 2 - 8, 2017)


A Jewish proverb on mother and child, compiled by Jerome D'Costa
A collage on a mother and her new-born child lying on bed (Toronto: 2016) © Mary D'Costa

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Anonymous Sketch Artist Leaves His Mark In a TTC Subway Train In Toronto




Sketches found on three pages of the 24 hrs newspaper of March 24, 2017

It was Friday, March 24, when I was going to downtown Toronto on a TTC subway train, I came across a fellow passenger beside me flipping through the day's free daily newspaper 24 hrs

On a few pages, there were some hand-drawn sketches beside some photos of personalities printed with related news. I commented, "Beautiful sketches!" "Oh,no!" the passenger replied, " I didn't do these. These were done by someone else who left the newspaper on this seat." After going through the paper, the passenger left it on the seat and got down in the third station. 

Then the idea came to my mind that I can use the anonymous artist's sketches in my blog as a feature. The result is what you are seeing in this posting of mine. 

Now you may have your take on it. 

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Quotation of the Week (March 26 - April 1, 2017)


A quotation of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on 'dealing with criticism,' compiled by Jerome D'Costa
Photo (A ceiling light fixture in Toronto: March 22, 2015) © Jerome D'Costa

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Quotation of the Week (March 19 - 25, 2017)


A quotation of Benjamin Franklin on 'being civil and friendly,' compiled by Jerome D'Costa
Art & Design © Jerome D'Costa (2017)

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

SING TAO: A Publication of Toronto


Sing Tao - a Chinese-language daily - from Toronto
This daily, published in three editions from Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver B.C., covers Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Canada, and world through news, features, articles and opinions on politics, economy, business, personalities, entertainment, environment, health and fitness, food and recipes, lifestyle, beauty and fashion, science and technology, automobiles, real estate, travel, sports, and more. 

Email contact: singtaoadmin@singtao.ca

It's also available online at: Sing Tao


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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

L'EXPRESS: A Publication of Toronto


L'Express --a newspaper from Toronto
It's a French-language newspaper providing news, features, and articles on international and Canadian politics, economy, business, art and culture, education, entertainment, media, science and technology, family, food and recipes, justice, history, personalities, travel, sports, and more.

Email contact: info@lexpress.to

It's also available online at: L'Express


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Monday, March 13, 2017

AL-AHRAM ELGDEED: A Publication of Toronto


Al-Ahram Elgdeed -- a bi-weekly newspaper -- from Toronto
This Arab-language newspaper emphasizes on 'the promotion and interpretation of economic, social and cultural interests of ethnic communities [including Coptic Christians, in Canada] from Egypt." It also deals with politics, religion, health, food, and more. 

Email contact: gindi@al-ahramelgdeed.com

It's also available online at: Al-Ahram Engdeed

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

The Quotation of the Week (March 12 - 18, 2017)


A quotation of Frank A. Clark on 'parenting,' compiled by Jerome D'Costa
Artwork (A dad playing with his son in Toronto: Feb. 12, 2017) © Ujjal Peter D'Costa

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

HELLO! CANADA: A Publication of Toronto


Hello! Canada -- a weekly magazine -- from Toronto
It's a profusely illustrated magazine publishing news, features, and articles on royal families and other celebrities of the world, entertainment, beauty and fashion, food, horoscope, puzzles, and more. 

Email contact: contact@hellomagazine.ca

It's also available online at: Hello! Canada


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Monday, March 6, 2017

The Costco Connection


The Costco Connection -- a bimonthly magazine -- from Ottawa
It's a lifestyle magazine for Costco box-store members in Canada. It publishes features, articles and tips, from the perspective of the buyers, on Costco store products, business, finance, technology, home and garden, health, household items, furniture, personalities, food items and recipes, arts and entertainment, recreation, books, and travel. 

Email contact: service@contactcostco.ca

It's also available online at: The Costco Connection
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Sunday, March 5, 2017

The Quotation of the Week (March 5 - 11, 2017)


Quotations on 'politics,' compiled by Jerome D'Costa

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Quotation of the Week (February 26 -- March 4, 2017)


A quotation of President George W. Bush on 'the media and democracy,' compiled by Jerome D'Costa
Photo (An albino dove in College Park in downtown Toronto: May 8, 2014) © Jerome D'Costa

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Quotation of the Week (February 19 - 25, 2017)


A quotation on 'mother tongue,' compiled by Jerome D'Costa
Image (a bird on a branch, made with straw: a handicraft card by Green Corner, a self-help women's group in Bangladesh)

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Father Silvano Garello, SX, Is At Eternal Rest


Italian Xaverian missionary Father Silvano Garello, SX
Photo courtesy: Father Silvano Garello, SX

Father Silvano Garello, SX, a Xaverian missionary from Italy, working in Bangladesh for 47 years, died suddenly in the early hours of January 18 this year in the Xaverian House in Dhaka. He was 78. 

He was known as an avid promoter of Catholic literature in Bengali. He published more than 200 books and booklets of different genre on behalf of the National Social Catechetical Training Centre (NSCTC) of Jessore. 

He made a concerted effort in producing Catholic books in Bengali and making them available to as many people as possible. His intention was to let the Good News spread and make Catholics knowledgeable on Church teachings on the faith and morality.  

He himself did a few translations but had a group of translators to do the rest. He helped in ornamentation, design, and publication of the 2nd Vatican Council documents and the Catechism of the Catholic Church in Bengali. The Bengali translation of these two books were done by others. He wrote more than a dozen books on the Catholic Church situation and activities in Italian language for readers in Italy and wrote numerous articles for Italian newspapers and magazines.

Born in Valdagno, near Vicenza in northern Italy, on December 31, 1938, Father Garello was ordained a priest on October 25, 1964. He came as a missionary to the then East Pakistan, later called Bangladesh, in late 1970. 

Since 2002, he fully devoted himself in producing Catholic books and booklets in Bengali. He also edited Mongolbarta (the Good News), a bimonthly journal for catechists and teachers, from 1986 to 1996, on behalf of the NSCTC. 

The contribution of Father Silvano Garello, SX, to the Bengali Catholic literature will be remembered in Bangladesh for a long time to come.

To  learn more on him and his work,  please click on the following: 


 

 

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Brother John Rozario, CSC, Dies in Dhaka


Brother John Rozario, CSC
Photo courtesy: Bro. Harold Bijoy Rodrigues, CSC



Brother John Rozario, CSC, a member of the Brothers of Holy Cross in Bangladesh, died of old-age complications at a hospital in Dhaka on February 1 at the age of 81. He was buried next day evening at the Wari Christian Cemetery after a Mass at Holy Cross Church at Luxmibazar. Hundreds of Hindu, Muslim, and Christian people – priests, Brothers, Sisters, teachers, students, and guardians – paid their respect to him when his body was for viewing at the compound s of St. Joseph Higher Secondary School at Mohammadpur and St. Gregory’s High School at Luxmibazar before his burial.

Born at the Banshbari village of Motbari Catholic Church in Gazipur District on January 2, 1936, Brother John Rozario studied at Motbari Catholic Primary School and Bandura Holy Cross High School. After Grade 8 in Bandura, he was sent to Noakhali for one-year novitiate in 1953. After his first vow in 1954, he studied in Grades 9 and 10 at St. Gregory’s High School in Dhaka. After completion of his Matriculation Examinations in 1956, he joined Notre Dame College. After two years of I.Sc.there,he did his B.Sc. (Honours) in 1962 from the University of Dhaka. Later he was sent to the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, USA, for his M.Sc. in Physics (1965).

He taught at St. Joseph’s High School at Mohammadpur, Dhaka, and Bandura Holy Cross High School. In the Holy Cross Brothers-run schools in the Archdiocese of Dhaka, American Holy Cross Brothers would be the headmasters. Brother John Rozario was the first local Brother to hold the headmaster’s position. He served for 19 years as the headmaster of Bandura Holy Cross High School, St. Gregory’s High School, and St. Joseph Higher Secondary School.

He was also the first Bangladeshi Brother to serve as the Superior of the Brothers of Holy Cross in the Archdiocese of Dhaka. He was the Brothers’ Superior from 1981 to 1991 and Vice Provincial from 1991 to 1994.

In addition, he served as the Coordinator of the Bangladesh Christian Communities Programme (1976-2008) and president of the Bangladesh Conference of the Religious (1986-1987). He was also involved with some other Church and social organizations, such as different Episcopal Commissions, Caritas Bangladesh, and Asiatic Society.

His hobbies included reading, writing, and sporting. He was a voracious reader and this made him fluent in writing. He used to write a regular column, called ‘Kothokota’, using ‘Bijon Rozario’ as the pseudonym for the writer.
--Info courtesy: Brothers Harold Bijoy Rodrigues, CSC, and Binoy Gomes, CSC

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

The Quotation of the Week (February 12 - 18, 2017)


A quotation of Ralph Waldo Emerson on 'education,' compiled by Jerome D'Costa
Photo (The front gate of St. Joseph Higher Secondary School, run by Holy Cross Brothers, at Mohammadpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh: January 2, 2012) © Jerome D'Costa

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

The Quotation of the Week (February 5 - 11, 2017)


A quotation of Henry James on 'three important things in human life,' compiled by Jerome D'Costa
Design by Jerome D'Costa

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Quotation of the Week (January 29 - February 4, 2017)


A quotation of Lord Chesterfield on 'style,' compiled by Jerome D'Costa
Artwork © Ujjal Peter D'Costa

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Quotation of the Week (January 22 - 28, 2017)


A quotation of Pope Francis on 'women in the Catholic Church,' compiled by Jerome D'Costa
Photo (a car dashboard ornament in Dhaka: January 10, 2012) © Jerome D'Costa

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Toronto Star Cartoonist's Prediction on Donald Trump's Inauguration Came True


Theo Moudakis' cartoon, in early 2016, shows the U.S. Chief Justice presiding over the oath of office of Donald Trump at the presidential inauguration to be held on January 2017!
Cartoon courtesy: Theo Moudakis, Toronto Star

Toronto Star's renowned cartoonist Theo Moudakis was right to the point when he drew this predictive cartoon on Donald Trump. One year ago not a single soul could  have thought that Donald Trump would one day be the president of the U.S. 

Now use your colourful imagination to interpret this cartoon.

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Quotation of the Week (January 15 - 21, 2017)


A quotation of Derek Bok on 'education,' compiled by Jerome D'Costa
Photo (A child's chalkboard in Toronto: March 22, 2015) © Jerome D'Costa

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

The Quotation of the Week (January 8 - 14, 2017)


An African proverb on 'going fast or farther,' compiled by Jerome D'Costa
Artwork (a dog) by Shouvik Mikhail D'Costa

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year To You All!


Artwork by Andrea Mary D'Costa (aged 6 years)

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The Quotation of the Week (January 1 - 7, 2017)


A quotation of Robert F. Kennedy on 'achievement,' compiled by Jerome D'Costa
Photo (Green leaves in Toronto: July 4, 2012) © Jerome D'Costa

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