November 26 and 27 have been traumatic for Mumbai, India. The area that suffered from a series of terrorist attacks is also home to the Jesuit St. Xavier's College. In a message sent to the General Curia on November 27, Fr. Frazer Mascarenhas wrote: "Dear friends, as you celebrate Thanksgiving Day today, we join you also in thanking God for His protection to all at St. Xavier's College in Mumbai. One of the terrorist targets was the Cama Hospital, which shares a wall with our campus. Through the night we heard loud explosions close by (hand grenades) and gunshots. We witnessed one person being shot motionless and bleeding by the police, right in front of our gate. All around the campus there was bloodshed, including a few police personnel who lost their lives. But the campus remained untouched."
Read Fr Rudi Heredia's reflections on the attacks in our blog.