Lawrence Fernandes, S.J.

Advisory Committee Member

Rev. Lawrence Fernandes, S.J., who belongs to the Province of South Asia, is head of the Department of Philosophy at Loyola College (autonomous) Chennai and acting principal of Sacred Heart College, Satya Nilayam, Chennai, India. He is director of Satya Nilayam Research Institute and serves as editor of the bi-annual journal Satya Nilayam: Chennai Journal of Intercultural Philosophy. He is the author of three books: "Popular Religiosity: A Quest for Meaning," "Shrines and Pilgrimages: Philosophy and Practice," and "Popular Devotions: Philosophy and Practice." He served as International Visiting Jesuit Scholar at the College of the Holy Cross during 2018-2019.

Watch his talk at Holy Cross on Lived Catholicism in India.