Father Clive Telles is the Fourth Provincial of INP

Francis Xavier
23 Jun 2022

Father Clive Telles SBD

In an official declaration Rev. Father Angel Fernandez Artime, Rector Major of the Salesian Congregation of the Society of Saint Francis De Sales and the tenth Successor of Don Bosco nominated Father Clive Justin Telles as the fourth Provincial of the Salesian Province of Panjim on June 21, 2022.

Father Telles will succeed Father Felix Fernandes, who has been the Provincial of the Salesian Province of Panjim, leading the province for the last six years since 2016 at an official ceremony on September 7, 2022.

Father Telles, born to Mr John and Mrs Inacinha Telles on August 20, 1976 has two elder sisters Carol and Christine and a twin brother Claude, hails from Mumbai with ancestral roots in Goa.

His priestly vocation journey began early when he joined the apostolic school of Don Bosco Lonavla in class 8. After completing his Higher Secondary education, he joined the Pre-novitiate at Pinguli in Kudal district of Maharastra. He completed his novitiate studies from the Salesian Training Institute at Nashik and made his first profession on May 24, 1996. He completed his Philosophy studies at Divyadaan, Nashik, and his Theology at Jnana Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune. Father Clive Telles was ordained a priest on December 18, 2006 in Goa. He has a Bachelor's in English, a professional degree in Education (Bachelor in Education), and also a Master's in Education.

He has served the Province of Panjim in the capacity of a Provincial council member for six years of which the last 3 years as the Vice-Provincial and Youth Ministry Delegate of the Province. He was moderator of the Provincial Chapter and was elected as Province Delegate to the 28th General Chapter and in 2020 he participated in the General Chapter in Turin.

As an educationist, he has served in the role of a teacher and administrative in various schools of the province across all the three states of Goa, Maharashtra, and Karnataka. He is currently the Vice-Provincial and the Principal of Don Bosco Higher Secondary at Panjim, Goa.

Father Telles wish as he resumes office is, that the youth may find in every Salesian a friend and companion to guide and assist them on their journey through life.

Father Telles will take office on September 7, 2022 after the installation ceremony officiated by the Rector Major, Rev. Father Angel Fernandez Artime who is scheduled to visit Goa in September 2022.

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