Fr. Lawrence Abello, S.J., renowned professor, inventor and a devout companion of Mother Teresa passed away on January 22, 2012 at St Xavier's College, Kolkata, India.
Born in Leuven, Saskatchewan, Fr. Abello graduated from Campion College High School in 1949. He joined the Jesuits in 1956; he volunteered for the Darjeeling Mission, and took his final vows in 1974.
He taught philosophy in India, earned a Ph.D. in physics from Wayne State University, Detroit, and held two patents for his inventions.
Fr. Abello was a champion of the unborn, immersed himself in the service of the poor and guided many who chose to work with the poor in Kolkata.