Bishop Bhai Birthday

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Dilectissime Leo,

Sicut aliquis poeta olim dixit, tempus fugit atque valetudo minuit. Nihil novi in illa sententia; tamen quia ad amicum meum illustre carumque pertinet, celat sententia tristitiam quamdam.

Quomodo fit? Patet Leonem in ejus locum non posse substituendum esse inter episcopis et doctis et amicis. Itaque, care Leo, te imploro: debes celere sanus ac integer fieri ut laetitiam nostram reficias. Noli tardere! Amici, discipuli atque fideles spem habent te maxime ad multos annos vivere et laborare. Nam nos omnes te carum habemus.

Cum machina mea "emailis" inconstantia afficiatur, transmitto sincera vota mea, sine fuco ac fallaciis, Ingrida adjuvante.

Gérard Vallée


Archbishop Leo's birthday.
Sun, 12 Sep 2004 23:04:16 -0400

Through Dr. Stidsen we have had several occasions to spend time with
Archbishop and have always been touched by his kindness and thoughtfulness.

To have such a link with India is important to us.

Thank you, God, for giving us this man. Continue to bless him with light, laughter and Your love. May these wishes be a reflection to our friend of how many lives he has touched and inspired.


Anne and Jessica Vallentin and all of our family.
Cayuga, Ontario, Canada


Happy Birthday Leo

Sun, 19 Dec 2004 10:29:20-0500

Happy Birthday Leo from Canada

It is a lot like winter here, not like the weather was when we met here

Have a Wonderful 75th and a safe and peaceful 2005

Susan and Logie Donaldson


Dear Archbishop Leo,

As you celebrate your 75 th birthday, I send you congratulations and very best wishes for good health, energy, and spirit for all the endeavours that are important to you at this time in your life.

You are rich in so many ways and it seems to me that you have lived and are living your rich life according to this scripture passage.

As for those in the present age who are rich,
Command them not to be haughty
or set their hopes
on the uncertainty of riches
but rather on God
who richly provides us with everything for enjoyment.
They are to do good,
to be rich in good works,
generous and ready to share,
thus storing up for themselves the treasure
of a good foundation for the future,
so that they may take hold of the life
that really is life.

I Timothy 6:19

Ad multos annos!

Vincie Travale
Hamilton , Ontario , Canada


Date: Jan 2, 2005 1:15 AM

I wish God's choicest blessing on Archbishop Leobard D'Souza on his 75th Birthday. The Chuch in India will remember all his benevolent service that he rendered to build up Christian communities in his diocese.

With love and prayers

Yours in Jesus Christ
Fr.selvister Ponnumuthan
Dean of Theology
Pontifical Institute, Alwaye, Kerala


Tuesday, January 11, 2005 10:36 PM
Greetings and thanks

Dear Bishopbhai,

Here I come with warm greetings for a very happy new year 2005 with special greetings for the 18th. Congratulations for the 75 and 40 yeras. Thanks for the invitation for the 18th. I hope and pray you are well and back to your normal health. I was out for over 2 weeks and hence could not get across to you or visit you. Hope to see you soon. With the assurance of prayers for your well being I conclude this.

Fr. Matthew Thayil MSFS
Rector, Vidya Sadan
Residency Road
M.S. 440 001


Jan 14, 2005 12:23 AM

Dear Archbishop D'Souza,

my colleagues and I send our congratulations and best wishes to your birthday from
the Pleisterschule at Münster/Germany which you visited about 15 years ago. At that
time I was a student-teacher and I had the task to translate your English speech
for the pupils, now I am the director of the school.

Yours sincerely

Thomas Starke


Monday, January 17, 2005 6:14 PM
B'Day Greetings

Dear Bishopbhai,

Affectionate Greetings from St.Norbert Abbey, Jamtara.

Here's wishing YOU - many happier returns of the DAY - January 18,2005. We offer you our hearty Congratulations, Felicitation, bouquet and affection on this your 75th Birthday.

Rest assured of a very special remembrance in our community prayers and worship for your continued good health, peace of mind and joy of heart.

Have a nice celebration on this significant DAY of days - Jan. 18th.

God's Blessings and Grace on you always. Take care for now. Shalom.

Abbot Rocky D'Souza,O.Praem & Community at Jamtara,Jabalpur.


Monday, January 17, 2005 5:08 PM
Greetings and wishes from Fr Agnelo

Dear Bishop Bhai,

Tomorrow is your birthday. I rejoice with you and thank God for you. Your life has been a dear, inspiring and encouraging presence for me.

Happy Birthday ,dear Bishop Bhai. Know that you are remembered with affection in my prayers.

I was in Africa visiting our East Africa Province : Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. And now I am planning to visit our communities in Chad and Cameroun in the month of February.

I am aware that you are not keeping very good health. But surely the love, prayers and concern of so many people whom you have served over the years will be very supportive and strengthening for you in these moments.

Have a great day. Let it be very special because you are very special and we all love you.

Fraternally yours
Fr Agnelo Fernandes, msfs


Jan 17, 2005 7:51 AM
The Board of Directors
The Association for the Rights of Catholics in the Church

Dear Archbishop Leobard,

With deep gratitude and admiration for your many years of wise and loving service to the People of God, we add our voices to the international chorus of congratulations.


Sidney Callahan, Frank Douglas, Thomas P. Doyle, Robert F. X. Hart, Mary Louise Hartman, Caridad Inda, Jean Krejci, Mutombo N'Sengha, David J. O'Brien, Sonya Quitslund, Robert Schutzius, Ingrid H. Shafer, Gerard Sloyan, Leonard Swidler


Jan 18, 2005 2:26 AM

Dear A. Bishop Leo,

Many Happy Returns of the Day. Seventy Five! what an honour what a previlage may God give you health and all that you need. we are praying for you, also all my brothers and sisters have a nice time. Congratulations & God bless you.

Michael. O.Praem


Archbishop Leobard,

This is to tell you that you are always remembered with much love, affection and gratitude. Please get well soon.

With lots of love and prayers,

Fr. Davis George
[ with e-mail card from ]


Jan 18, 2005 2:28 AM
Dear Leobard,

Congratulations on this occasion of your birthday. I hope your health is continuing to improve.

Thanks for the friendship of those special years in Rome long ago. You helped me stay sane and to keep things in perspective.

I have enjoyed dipping into your website. I have been wonderfully encouraged by what you have written. I have always known that you were a wise man, and we had shared a few conversations over the years, which I have appreciated. However, until the website, I had never read anything you had written nor heard any of your speeches, etc.. Your thoughts and attitudes are great. I am so glad you have been able to achieve what you have managed so far. May you long continue to conscientise, energise and inspire many

Ad multos annos!

God bless,


Fr John S McKinnon
Ss Michael and John Presbytery
12 Roberts Ave Horsham 3400
PO Box 212 Horsham 3402



Friday, January 21, 2005 2:50 PM
Subject: Congratulations

Dear Archbishop,
maybe You did not receive my congratulations last week.
So once more I cordially wish You God´s Blessings on Your 75th Birthday, remembering Your friendship with Klara and Bernfried Hagemann and Your visit in my house.

Yours sincerely
Walter Boecker

Walter Boecker, Canon
St. Paul´s Cathedral
Domplatz 29
48143 Muenster
Tel.: 0251-495297
Handy: 0179-4957489
Fax: 0251-495270


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