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Foundation Day 2020

On the happy occasion of 23 years since the inception of the Association of Crusaders for Jesus with Mary  and on its Foundation Day on 1st March 2020, the Archbishop Patriarch of Goa & the President of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India presided over celebration of the Holy Mass con-celebrated by a host of other Priests.

After the Holy Mass, the Archbishop also addressed the hundreds who had gathered to mark the occasion expressing thanks to God for the Association to the Church and heartily commending its work in Goa, in India and abroad.


8th General Assembly (2015)

Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Goa Msgr Jose Remedios Fernandes along with a host of priests both diocesan and religious seen here with the Coordinator General of the Association, Edmund Antao, at the 8th General Assembly 2015 of the ACJM held at ‘Fr. Alcantra, Raimundo and Lilia Gracias Auditorium’, Agnel Ashram, Verna – Goa (July 2015).

General Assembly of the ACJM

7th General Assembly (2010)

Most Rev. P.K George, Bishop of Miao (Arunachal Pradesh) & from the CCBI National Proclamation Commission inaugurating the 7th General Assembly 2010 of the ACJM, along with priests from Goa and other parts of the country at the ‘Fr. Alcantra, Raimundo and Lilia Gracias Auditorium, Agnel Ashram, Verna – Goa’ renamed ‘Blessed Joseph Vaz Nagar’ for the occasion.
(July 11, 2010)


(L) The Crusaders (ACJM) Leadership seen at the end of their conclave with Rt. Rev. Alwyn Barreto, Bishop of Sindhudurg at Navsarni Retreat Centre, Sawantwadi (Maharashtra)

(R) ACJM Coordinator General Edmund Antao addressing the Proclamation Commission of North East Bishops Regional Conference at Guwahati (Assam).


(L) The Crusaders (ACJM) team seen here with Rt. Rev. Agnelo Gracias, Bishop of Mumbai, after it conducted a series of Lenten retreats in several churches of Mumbai Archdiocese.

(M) Sharing a point with Rt. Rev. Thomas Macwan Bishop of Ahmedabad (Gujurat) at the start of Youth Leaders retreat conducted by the Crusaders (ACJM).

(R) The late Most Rev. V. Abraham Archbishop of Nagpur, addressing the Youth Leaders convention conducted by the Crusaders (ACJM).


(L) ACJM Coordinator General Edmund Antao in discussion with Rt. Rev. Stephen Rotluanga Bishop of Aizawl (Mizoram).

(M) Rt. Rev. Lumen Monteiro, Bishop of Agartala (Tripura) seen with the Crusaders (ACJM) team during the Tripura village evangelization campaign.

(R) Rt. Rev. Stephen Lepcha, Bishop of Darjeeling Diocese (West Bengal) seen here at a Foundation Day celebration of the Crusaders in Goa. The Crusaders have often conducted campaigns in the Parishes of Darjeeling and Sikkim besides conducting retreats for the youth.