Fr. S.J. Berchmans was born
in the year of 1949 at Madurai,
Tamil nadu. Fr. S.J. Berchmans distinguished his call for the service to
humanity in the very young days itself. He determined to dedicate his life and
talents for the glory of God and joined a Roman Catholic Seminary.
During the seminary days, he
further developed his music talents and by the time of Priest hood, he had
become a good singer well known in the circle. He started his ministry as the
Priest of Satharasanpatti in 1978.
He was doing it effectively
but the soul of young Fr. S.J. Berchmans was thirsty for something better and
creative. Prayer Garden is the realization of the dream
of Fr. S.J. Berchmans, being a Testimony to the Lord, a pasture for Lord's
Children, a meeting point for love and deliverance course a house of Prayer and
Fr. S.J. Berchmans a person
specially gifted by God. He was a priest of Satharasan Patti in Roman Catholic
Church, Sivagangai District, Madurai in India.
Being a priest, he was involved in a number of spiritual activities such as
conducting Music concerts, Conventions Prayer meeting and release of Gospel
audio cassettes. During the latter 80's he was touched by the Charismatic
movement and it became a burden as the spirit moved continuously with his
Soon Fr. S.J. Berchmans
started regular conventions and healing crusades and over 10,000 people
attended the meetings every week and 85% of them were from other religion like
Hinduism and Islam.