June 30, 2012

Cha Pierre at Site A - Jan 1984

Những ngày đầu dân tị nạn vừa chạy loạn tới Site A từ Dongrek, cha Pierre Ceyrac đã tới thăm. Bàn thờ được vội vàng chuẩn bị với thánh giá và hình Đức Mẹ dân tị nạn đã không quên mang theo lúc chạy loạn từ Dongrek. Cái thùng giấy chứa bánh thánh và chân đèn bàn thờ, khăn phủ bàn...

Cha đã cử hành thánh lễ trong căn lều che bằng bạc xanh tạm bợ, bàn thờ bằng thùng giấy nhỏ này

Đây là những hình ảnh ghi được ngày hôm ấy.

(Photo courtesy of Pham Dinh Dai)

June 25, 2012

Thêm 1 người từ Trại Tị Nạn đường bộ đã ra đi!

June 14, 2012

Father Pierre Ceyrac SJ: The Last Moments and Funeral

Excerpt from the article "Fr. Pierre Ceyrac" in Madurai News Letter, June 2012
By Rev K. Amal SJ & Rev Henry Jerome SJ

(Photo Courtesy of Rev Henry Jerome SJ)

Fr. Pierre Ceyrac SJ

Father Pierre Ceyrac in 2011
In his residence at Loyola
By the year 2011, he started losing his memory  and often fell down, unable to support himself. As he needed nursing care due to varicose veins, the Loyola community put him up at the Home of the Little Sisters of the Poor, Chetpet from the end of 2011. He spent his time in prayer and conversations with the numerous guests both from India and abroad. In the beginning of May 2012, he had boils on his face due to scorching heat and he was admitted at K.S. hospital. On 9 May, he was taken back to the Home. On 27 May, Fr. K. Amal concelebrated Sunday Mass with Fr. Ceyrac and found him very bright and cheerful. On 29 May, after supper he went peacefully to sleep. Around 3.30 am, seeing his discomfort the maids called the Sisters for help, but he breathed his last due to severe cardiac arrest. He was taken to Ramachandra Hospital for embalming, as his relatives in France wanted to participate in the funeral.

Father Pierre Ceyrac Funeral
He was brought to the Loyola campus on 2 June at 10 am and kept for public homage at Saulier Hall. Many of his friends came to pay their last tributes to the saintly person who loved the poor ardently, truly making himself a man of God and a man for others. After a prayer at 4 pm by Fr. A. Victor, he was taken in procession to Christ the King Church, Loyola for the funeral Mass. The Archbishop of Madras-Mylapore, Dr.A.M.Chinnappa, SDB presided over the Eucharist along with Fr. Sebasti L Raj, Provincial and a contingent of Jesuits and others. Fr. V. Henry Jerome, preaching the homily in Tamil, outlined the good qualities of Fr.Ceyrac as a Jesuit, social activist and human being. Fr.Provincial, in his sermon in English, recalled the beautiful memories of the missionaries from France to the Jesuit Madurai Province. Fr. Ceyrac was the last one, and he said, the French connection seemed to end in the death of this great man.

Father Pierre Ceyrac funeral
He warmly thanked the French province for the commitment and generosity with which it ensured the growth of the Madurai Province. At the end of the Mass, Mr. Pierre Fournier, the Consul General of France who represented the French Government, read out the farewell note by the French Ambassador, Prof. Packiaraj, a long time associate of Fr. Ceyrac, Fr. Antony Raj, SJ, who was closely accompanied by Fr. Ceyrac at the initial days of DACA, Vanishree, a little girl from Fr. Ceyrac Children’s Home for the Girls, Singanur, Mr. Henri Tiphange, a passionate Ex-AICUFer, and Ms. Veronique Ponchet, in charge of the Association of Pere Ceyrac, France and the niece of Fr. Ceyrac offered an emotional farewell. Fr. K. Amal, Rector, Loyola thanked everyone who played an important role in the life of Fr. Ceyrac, especially during the last part of life. He made a special mention of the Little Sisters of the Poor and Mr. Palani, who took care of Fr. Ceyrac with love and devotion in the last two years.
Fr. Oliver SJ, the representative of French Province, said the final commendation in the church and at the gravesite, Fr Provincial prayed the rite of committal. Fr. Ceyrac was laid to rest, while the poor children of his Homes sobbed. May his optimism get rooted in us. May his soul rest in peace, in Our Lord!

K. Amal SJ & Henry Jerome SJ

Father Pierre Ceyrac: A man of God, 
and a man for others

June 13, 2012

Đêm Thu Con Ru Ai Ngủ

Tặng Các Bạn ở Trại Tị Nạn Biên Giới 
Hồng Trần- Phạm Đình Đài 
Phnom Chat 1982

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Giong hát của anh Vũ Trung Hiền

June 09, 2012

Phnom Chat, Bước Tự Do Đầu Tiên

-Thân mến tặng các bạn đã từng sống tại trại Tị Nạn Phnom Chat 1982-1983

Bích Nhiên

June 07, 2012

Cha Pierre Ceyrac Thăm Dân Tị Nạn Cali - 1987

Cha Pierre về Cali thăm dân tị nạn.
Đón tiếp cha có anh Đài, anh Tùng, chị Hoàn, Đức, và những người tị nạn biên giới

June 05, 2012

In Gratitude: Une vie pour les autres

Every morning Fr Ceyrac takes his crumbling Toyota and drives 60 kms from Aranyaprathet to the refugee camp where he works. The road goes through the rice fields where peasants work with their water buffalos. Before leaving, Fr Ceyrac takes with him food, sweets, cigarettes and magazines. He drives and then stops. He hides the letters in his car, on himself or on the passengers, in their pockets or under their clothes. Further along, three or four soldiers of the Thai army, Task Force 80, stop him at a check point. Fr Ceyrac gives them some cigarettes and magazines.

– ‘Thank you, Father!’ say the soldiers.

Fr Ceyrac repeats the operation at each check-point along the road. Fr Ceyrac is a ‘postman’. He brings news and money to the families in the camp, and this is known among the refugees. He gets letters from Europe and the United States, changes the money in Thailand and brings it directly to their beneficiaries in the camps. He brings with him thousands of dollars. One day, the chief of a check-point asked him to get out of the car. When they checked the car they could not believe their eyes. The driver was carrying an immense quantity of letters and some twenty thousand dollars. The soldiers confiscated the money and opened all the letters. Fr Ceyrac has to explain his behavior before two generals and a colonel. He was then prevented from entering the camp for one month.

Une vie pour les autres, l’aventure du Père Ceyrac,
Jérome Cordelier, Perrin, p. 191-193

June 02, 2012

Cha Pierre Ceyrac Đã Qua Đời -Le Jésuite missionnaire Pierre Ceyrac est mort

Cha Pierre Ceyrac, ân nhân của nhân loại, và của những người tị nạn vùng biên giới chúng ta, đã qua đời hôm nay 5/30/2012 tại Madras (Chennai), India. Ngài hưỡng  thọ 98 tuổi.

(Hình chụp tại Paris, 2006)

Le P. Pierre Ceyrac est mort mercredi matin 30 mai à 98 ans à Madras. Le jésuite a traversé l’histoire de l’Inde et du Cambodge sans jamais dévier de sa ligne : le service des plus pauvres

Rev. Fr. Pierre Ceyrac SJ passed away on 30.05.2012. 

The funeral will be held on 02.06.2012 

at Christ The King Church, Loyola College, Chennai at 4 P.M. 

Phone: 044-2817 8200 / Mobile: 94440-12827. 


In Gratitude: Father Pierre Ceyrac

" Cội nguồn tôi trên thiên đường"

June 01, 2012

In Gratitude: Father Pierre Ceyrac

"Những gì mình không cho đi thì sẽ mất"

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