Fr Charles Borges completes 50 years as a Jesuit
Fr Borges at St Peter's Basilica, Rome | July 9, 2017
Fr Charles J Borges, SJ, joined the Society of Jesus (the Jesuit order) on June 20, 1967 as part of the Goa Jesuit Province in India.
He has just completed fifty years as a Jesuit of which he has been a priest for 36 years.
He worked at the Xavier Center of Historical Research in Goa for twenty years as Administrator, Librarian and Director.
Since 2000, He has been associate professor in history at Loyola University Maryland. Author of the Economics of the Goa Jesuits 1542-1759: An explanation of their rise and fall, he is also editor and co editor of nine other books on Goan and Indo Portuguese history. He teaches courses on European, India, and South Asian history as well as on Indian religions and on Jesuit history in Asia.
He completed his doctoral studies from the University of Bombay in 1989. He has attended a number of international conferences and has over 60 published research articles to his credit.
Besides his duties as professor, he also celebrates masses in a number of churches and convents in the Baltimore area and conducts on a regular basis mass on Radio.
He has in the past taken Loyola University students to India during the Winter breaks to give them an idea of Indian culture, religions and living. Since 2016 he is the director of the Bangkok program of Loyola University and will spend the following Fall semesters there overseeing the program.
Fr Borges is grateful to God for the blessings in his life and thanks all those who have helped him in fulfilling his role as priest and guide to others. Fr Borges can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org