Category Archives: Contributions by Christians

Sister Gertrude Lemmens

By Dr. Sohail Ansari Sister Gertrude Lemmens, founder of Darul Sukun: She was the Angel of Karachi and ‘mama’ to the residents of Darul Sukun.Born on 14 July 1914 in Venray, Netherlands, she departed on 30 October 2000 in Karachi.She … Continue reading

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In Search of GEMS

By Menin Rodrigues Terence Andrade deserved a place in the national hockey team. Terry Andrade who now lives in California is a fine example of the caliber of former Karachi sportsmen who excelled through their lives, given their nurturing, education, … Continue reading

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St. Andrew’s Church of Scotland.

By Dr. Sohail Ansari St Andrew’s Day – 30th November St Andrew’s Church of Scotland Andrew the Apostle, also known as Saint Andrew, was the first disciple of Jesus. He was crucified on 30 November 60 AD.A church was built … Continue reading

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Jack Britto

by Menin Rodrigues  

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Dr. Michael J. Rodrigues

By Menin Rodrigues  Dr. Rodrigues was a 1964 graduate of Dow Medical College.

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The “Saint” Schools of Karachi

By Azra Malik (Alumnus St. Joseph’s Convent School) Locked down ! Sitting idle at home with not much to do, except reading and writing. Thinking fondly about the past and looking back at the way things used to be. A … Continue reading

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Edward Raymond, Judicial Commissioner

By Dr. Sohail Ansari  Judge Edward Raymond, of Karachi, who died in June 1928 at the age of 64, was the first Indian Catholic to be named Judge of the High Court Bench. Besides devoting great energy to the State, … Continue reading

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Goa-Portugese Association Hall, Karachi

By  Menin Rodriques The Karachi Goan Association was requisitioned to the United States Armed Forces stationed in Karachi during WW2 (1939-1945) and used as a Senior Officers Club (See US Flag hoisted). The Club also played host to the Late … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s School Cricket Team 1944-45

A PAGE FROM KARACHI HISTORY: St. Patrick’s High School, Saddar, Karachi Cricket Team in 1944-45 was Winner of the Rubie Shield for the Fifth Year in succession. This photo is courtesy of Patrician John “Pompie” Gois.  Goes to show a … Continue reading

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Cardinal Gracias

By  Dr. Sohail Ansari A group photo from St Patrick’s School in 1914. The child sitting in the front row second from left was born on 23rd October 1900 in Karachi. Six years prior to this picture, he had lost … Continue reading

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