Rev. Benjamin A. Vima has been a diocesan priest for forty four years, performed his pastoral ministry in various parishes both in India and USA as well. He holds two masters: one in Religious Communications from Loyola University of Chicago and another in People’s Theater Communications from University of Illinois at Chicago Campus. He too has gone through a postgraduate program in Pastoral Ministries at Oral Robert University, Tulsa, USA.
Besides his pastoral services in parishes, he has been the founder and the first executive director of Sathangai, an archdiocesan center for Catholic Communications in Madurai, South India. He is a liturgical and social music composer and publisher. He has produced and published many volumes of Tamil liturgical hymns under the title Isaithen (The Musical Honey). Plus, he has authored several books-self-published, consisting of Scriptural reflections and Catholic Christian spirituality.
At present being retired from his parish administration, he continues to spend his time in performing in the States, Jesus’ ministry of praying, writing and visiting the sick and the homebound. He too continues to accept calls from various churches around the world to perform God’s redemptive works, especially to preach retreats and missions.