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'Infant Jesus Shrine'
St. Joseph’s Monastery
Carmel Hill (Carmel Gudo),
House No. # 3-13-1246,
Kulshekar Post
Mangalore - 575 005

Phone :
+91 0824  2211124
+91 0824 2221144

E-mail :
infantjesusmangalore@gmail.com



The Annual Feast of INFANT JESUS was celebrated on the 14th of January, 2014.
The solemn concelebrated mass was at 6.00.p.m.
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News Archive

Christmas Celebration
The Christmas celebration was celebrated here at Infant Jesus on the eve of 24th December at 7.30 PM. The Holy Eucharist was celebrated by Rev. Fr. Joe Tauro the superior of the community and the sermon was preached by Fr. Sunil Monis OCD the Superior of Gujarat Community. Seven Priests joined for con-celebration. The Celebration continued by cake distribution and a small housie-housie game. The wishing went on till 9.50 P.M. Next day on the 25th there were 3 masses celebrated at 6.00 AM, 7.15 AM in Konkani and 8.30 AM in English. The bells of Christmas kept singing in and out of us whole through the day. We share our joy with you.
Merry Christmas to all of you.
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Annual day of Infant Jesus Family
The annual day of the Infant Jesus Family was celebrated on 20th November, on the feast of the Christ the King. The celebrations began with the holy Eucharist at 7.15 am. Seven new members made their promises and received the sash. Cultural programme was held in the shrine hall. Mr. Praveen Patrao (vice-president of the parish council, Cordel) was a guest of honor, along with him were present the rector of the monastery and the president of the Infant Jesus Family Dear Rev. Fr. Joe Tauro, the spiritual director Rev. Fr. Elias D’Souza, the director of the Rishivana spiritual centre Rev. Fr. Pius D’Souza and the Fathers and Brothers of the St. Joseph’s Monastery were present. The cultural programme ended with the delicious meal.
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Inauguration of toilets in the arena of Infant Jesus Shrine
There was a need of toilets in the arena of Infant Jesus Shrine. During the novena days and feast there was chaos following the lack of toilet-bathrooms and this need is met by building the toilets and bathrooms. The bathrooms were inaugurated on 29th December art 7:00pm after the Konkani mass. The MLA Mr. J.R. Lobo was the guest of honor. He is also the contributor to the construction. We thank him whole heartedly for the help he gave towards this cause. Hope this construction will be very useful to the devotees. Thanks to all those were present to this inauguration and all those worked for this cause. Thank you one and all.
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Mount Carmel Feast at Infant Jesus Shrine, Bikernakatte
Mount Carmel Feast was celebrated at Infant Jesus Shrine, Bikernakatte on 17th July 2016 at 5.30 pm. The Solemn Mass was presided by Most Rev. Dr. Aloysius Paul D'Souza, Bishop of Mangalore Diocese and was attended by many people. The Celebrants included Fr. Joe Tauro, Superior, St Jospeph's Monastery, Fr. Barnabas Monis, Fr. Elias D'Souza, Fr. Jocy D'Souza, Fr. Andrew D'Souza, Fr. Joseph Martis. Fr. Victor Machado, Fr. Rajesh Rosario, Fr. Praveen Frank. Many religious sisters and various sodalities made the celebration very vibrant. The Carmelite Community felicitated Most Rev. Dr. Aloysius Paul D'Souza on the occassion for 20 years jubilee of Episcopate, 50 years of Priesthood and 75 years of life. In the Morning there were 4 masses, and the solemn mass was in the evening. Scapulars were distributed at all the masses to the people.
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MLC's visit to Infant Jesus Shrine, Mangaluru

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Solemn Profession @ Infant Jesus Shrine, Mangaluru

It was a day of great joy and jubilation for the Carmelites on 31st of May, 2016 at 3.30 pm, as they witnessed five young and energetic brothers pronouncing their religious vows for life at the Infant Jesus Shrine, Bikarnakatte - Mangaluru. The rite of Solemn Profession animated by Fr. Prakash D’Cunha OCD, was beautifully integrated in the Eucharistic celebration. Rev. Fr. George Santhumayor the Vicar Provincial, exhorted the candidates to be ‘the beacons of Joy of the Gospel.’ The highlight of the ceremony was making the religious profession in the hands of the Vicar Provincial of the Carmelites, Rev. Fr. George Santhumayor OCD.

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Easter Vigil celebrated at INFANT JESUS SHRINE.

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Way Of The Cross At INFANT JESUS SHRINE, MANGALORE
People in large number gather together as Way of the Cross was conducted at INFANT JESUS SHRINE in Mangalore.

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Maundy Thursday at Infant Jesus Shrine, Mangalore

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Infant Jesus Fest 2016 : Infant Jesus Shrine, Mangaluru

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9th  day of Novena at Infant Jesus Shrine, Mangaluru
Theme : Protection of Nature - Humanity's Future - for Religious


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8th  day of Novena at Infant Jesus Shrine, Mangaluru
Theme : Care of the Weak - Challenge  to the Strong - For Sick


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Fifth day of Novena at Infant Jesus Shrine, Mangaluru
Theme : Our Family Our Strength - for Children

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Fourth day of Novena at Infant Jesus Shrine, Mangaluru
Theme : Firm Faith - our choice - for Youth


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Third day of Novena at Infant Jesus Shrine, Mangaluru
Theme : Healthy Soul - Abode of God - Vocations

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Second day of Novena at Infant Jesus Shrine, Mangaluru
Theme : Pure Mind - Rich Life ......for Teachers

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Grand celebration of Rainbow of seven landmarks at Carmel Hills
Mangalore, December 21, 2015

Rev Fr Charles Serrao, Provincial Superior of the Order of Carmelites stressed on the importance of virtual media to reach out to more and more people in its efforts to spread the Word of God. He was presiding over the celebrations to mark the 7th anniversary of ‘Naman Ballok Jesu’, the popular Konkani monthly, organised last evening, 20th December 2015, at Carmel Hills, in the premises of Infant Jesus Shrine at Bikarnakatte. He said “Earlier the communication media was not widely used for proclaiming Word of God. However in the last 15 years there has been a concerted effort to use the media to spread the Word of God. The Carmelites have been carrying out this task devotedly and successfully in the last 7 years.”
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PRESS RELEASE
Shalon Joanne Pais  is NBJ Yuva Pratibha Puraskar 2015 Winner

We are proud to announce Ms Shalon Joanne Pais as the winner of the NBJ Yuva Pratibha Puraskar 2015. The first-ever NBJ Yuva Pratibha Puraskar has been instituted by Ms Mavis and Calvin Rodrigues in the name of ‘Akash-Amulya’, to mark the celebration of stepping into the 7th year of the publication of the Konkani monthly magazine (in Kannada script), Naman Bhallok Jesu (NBJ), to recognize, honour and encourage talented Catholic Youth and thereby inspire the younger generation to excel in their chosen fields.

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Diaconate at St Joseph’s Inter diocesan Seminary, Jeppu
Carmelite Bros. Ashwin D’Silva and Stevan Lobo were elavated to the order of Diaconate at St Joseph’s Interdiocesan Seminary, Jeppu in city on Wednesday, October 14 along with other 11 candidates of 7 dioceses across India. Dr Gerard Issac Lobo the Bishop of Udupi conferred the order of Diaconate to these 13 candidates. Homily was delivered by Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo where he meaningfully explained the nature and importance of the ministry of Diaconate in the Church, quoting the example of arch deacon St Lawrence and his love towards poor and needy thus set an example to the newly ordained on this day. “The Church extends its love and whole hearted acceptance towards this young men’s response to the divine call” was the core message of the homily.
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Mount Carmel Feast at Infant Jesus Shrine, Mangaluru
The Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel was celebrated with great solemnity and devotion at Infant Jesus Shrine, Bikarnakatte – Manlore on Sunday, 19th July, 2015. The celebration began with the Eucharist presided over by Rev. Fr. Victor Machado, Parish Priest of Holy Cross Church, Kulshekar - Mangalore. The Celebrant in his homily highlighted the significance of the feast and the devotion of the Scapular: “Carmel which is the most beautiful mountain in Israel is the origin of the Carmelite Order and Mary whose feast we celebrate today, is the patroness of this Order dedicated to prayer, contemplation and apostolic actitivity.” He invited the devotees to adorn themselves with Mary’s virtues to be beautiful.
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ಕಾಜಾರಿ ಜೊಡೆಂ 'ಸಾಂತಾಂ'ಚ್ಯಾ ಮಾನಾಕ್ - Married Couple to be Canonized
ಇಗರ್ಜ್ ಮಾತೆಚ್ಯಾ ಚರಿತ್ರೆಂತ್ ಪಯ್ಲೆಂ ಪಾವ್ಟಿಂ 
ಎಕಾ ಕಾಜಾರಿ ಜೊಡ್ಯಾಕ್ ಸಾಂತ್ ಮ್ಹಣ್ ಪಾಚಾರ್ಚ್ಯಾಕ್ 
ದೀಸ್ ಲಾಗಿಂ ಪಾವ್ಲ್ಯಾತ್. 
ಹಿಂ ಜಾವ್ನಾಸಾತ್ ಕಾರ್ಮೆಲಿತ್ ಭಿತರ್ಲಿ ಮಾದ್ರ್ 
ಜೆಜುಚೆಂ ಲ್ಹಾನ್ ಫುಲ್ - ಲಿಸಿಯಾಚೆಂ ಸಾಂ 
ತೆರೆಜ್ ಹಾಂಚಿಂ  ಆವಯ್-ಬಾಪುಯ್, ಭಾಗೆವಂತ್ 
ಲೂಯಿಸ್ ಆನಿ ಝೆಲಿ ಗ್ಯೂರಿನ್ . ಹಾಂಕಾ ಅಕ್ಟೋಬರಾಚ್ಯಾ 18 ತಾರಿಕೆರ್ ಪಾಪಾ 
ಸಾಂತಾಚ್ಯಾ ಮಾನಾಕ್ ಉಬಾರ್ತಲೊ.

1858 ಇಸ್ವೆಂತ್ ಲಗ್ನ್ ಜಾಲ್ಲ್ಯಾ ಹ್ಯಾ ಜೊಡ್ಯಾಕ್ 9 ಜಣಾಂ ಭುರ್ಗಿಂ.

4 ಜಣಾಂ ಲ್ಹಾನಾ ಆಸ್ತಾನಾಂಚ್ ಸರ್ಲಿಂ ತರ್ ಉರ್ ಲ್ಲಿಂ ಪಾಂಚ್ ಜಣಾಂ 
ಚಲಿಯೊ ಕೊವೆಂತಾಕ್ ಭರ್ತಿ ಜಾಲಿಂ. ಝೆಲಿ 1877ಕ್ಯಾನ್ಸರಾಕ್ ಬಲಿ ಜಾಲಿ 
ಆನಿ ಲೂಯಿಸಾನ್ ಹ್ಯಾ ಪಾಂಚ್ ಜಣಾಂ ಚಲಿಯಾಂ ಭುರ್ಗ್ಯಾಂಕ್ ಪೊಸಿಜೆ ಆಸ್ಲೆಂ. 
ಲ್ಹಾನ್ ಫುಲ್ ತೆರೆಜ್ ಪಾಂಚ್ ವರ್ಸಾಂಚೆ ಭುರ್ಗೆಂ.  ಪಾಂಚ್ ವರ್ಸಾಂ ನಿದ್ಲ್ಲೆ ಕಡೆನ್ ಆಸೊನ್ ಲೂಯಿಸಾನ್ 1894 ಂತ್ ಪ್ರಾಣ್ ಸೊಡ್ಲೊ. 

2008 ವ್ಯಾ ವರ್ಸಾ ತಾಂಕಾಂ ಬೆನೆಡಿಕ್ಟ್ ಸೊಳಾವ್ಯಾನ್ ಭಾಗೆವಂತ್ ಮ್ಹಣ್ ಪಾಚಾರ್ ಲ್ಲೆಂ.!


Pope Francis has approved the Canonization of Blesseds Louis and Zelie Martin, the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, a Carmelite Nun to be declared saints. The two blesseds will be the first couple ever to be canonized at the same ceremony, which will be held Oct. 18 in the Vatican. Married in 1858 had nine children. Four died in infancy, while the remaining five daughters entered religious life. Zelie died from cancer in 1877, leaving Louis to care for their five young daughters: Marie, Pauline, Leonie, Celine, and Therese, who was only four at the time. Louis died in 1894 after suffering two strokes in 1889, followed by five years of serious drawn-out illness. Louis and Zelie were beatified Oct. 19, 2008 by Benedict XVI.
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This Year has been declared as the YEAR OF THE CONSECRATED LIFE (the Religious) by Pope Francis.
According to you what are aspects they should give priority to, in their lives?

What is Religious Life?
Religious life is a form of consecrated life where members profess vows of poverty, chastity and obedience within a religious institute recognized by the Catholic Church. They in generally live in Communities. In the strict sense of the word, Diocesan Clergy don’t come into this category. To name some of the men Religious, Jesuits, Carmelites, Dominicans, SVD etc and some of the women Religious: Bethany, Apostolic Carmel, Charity Sisters, Missionaries of Charity etc.

ನವೊ ಕಾರ್ಮೆಲಿತ್ ದೊತೊರ್ – New Carmelite ‘Docotre’
ಮಾ.ಬಾಪ್ ವಿಲ್ಫ್ರೇಡ್ ಪಾಯ್ಸ್, ಕಾರ್ಮೆಲಿತ್ ಹಾಣಿಂ ಜೂನ್ 10 ವೆರ್ ರೊಮಾಚ್ಯಾ ಉರ್ಬಾನಿಯಾ ಯುನಿವರ್ಸಿಟಿಂತ್ Women Discipleship: A Model for the Disciples in the Gospel of Mark ಹ್ಯಾ ವಿಷಯಾಚೆರ್ ಪ್ರಬಂದ್ ಮಂಡನ್ ಕರುನ್ ದೊತೊರ್ (Doctorate) ಸನದ್ ಆಪ್ಣಾಯ್ಲಿ. ಹೆ ಗಾಂವಾನ್ ಮಡಂತ್ಯಾರ್ಚೆ, ಆಫ್ರಿಕಾಚ್ಯಾ ಟಂಜಾನಿಯಾಂತ್ ಮಿಶಿನರಿ ಜಾವ್ನ್ ವಾವುರ್ತಾಲೆ. ಪರ್ಬಿಂ ಆನಿ ಉಲ್ಲಾಸ್ ತುಮ್ಕಾಂ ದೊತೊರ್ ಬಾಪಾನೊಂ!
Rev. Fr. Wilfred Pais, Carmelite, successfully defended his Doctoral thesis on the theme “Women Discipleship: A Model for the Disciples in the Gospel of Mark” and obtained Doctorate from the Pontifical University of Urbaniana, Rome on June 10, 2015.
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ದೆವಾಥಂಯ್
 ಹಾಸ್ಯ್ ಪ್ರಜ್ಞಾ ಆಸಾ, ತಶೆಂ ಆಮ್ಚೆಥಂಯ್. ಹಾಸ್ಯ್ ಪ್ರಜ್ಞಾ ವಾ ವಿನೋದ್ (sense of humour) ದೆವಾ ಥಾವ್ನ್ ಯೆತಾ. ಎಕಾದವೆಳಾ ದೆವಾಥಂಯ್ ವಿನೋದ್, ವಿಡಂಬನ್ ನಾತ್ ಲ್ಲೊ ತರ್ ಆಮ್ಕಾಂ ಖಂಯ್ ಥಾವ್ನ್ ಯೆತೊ!?
<3 Naman Ballok Jesu - Konkani Monthly - ವಿಡಂಬನ್ ಅಂಕೊ <3
ಜೂನ್ ಅಂಕ್ಯಾರ್ ಸಕಾಲಿಕ್ ಗಜಾಲಿಂಚೆರ್ ಪೋಟ್ ಭರ್ ವಿಡಂಬನ್.  ವಾಚುಂಕ್ ಚುಕಾನಾತ್ :)

Solemn Profession at Infant Jesus Shrine, Mangaluru
The Carmelites had more than one reason to thank God and celebrate on 29th May, 2015. It was a day that saw two brothers pronouncing their religious vows for life at the Infant Jesus Shrine, Bikarnakatte - Mangaluru. The rite of Solemn Profession guided by Fr. Prakash D’Cunha OCD, were beautifully integrated in the Eucharistic celebration. Rev. Fr. George Santhumayor the Vicar Provincial, exhorted the candidates to be ‘men of God and men for God’, ‘men of integrity’ and ‘men of service.’ The highlight of the ceremony was making the religious profession in the hands of the Provincial Superior of the Carmelites, Rev. Fr. Charles Serrao OCD.
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V. Rev. Fr. Saverio Cannistra re-elected as the Superior General of the Carmelites
Very Rev. Fr. Saverio Cannistra has been re-elected as the Superior General of the Carmelites for the second time, this moring at Avila, Spain. He was elected as General in April 2009 in Fatima and now has been reelected again to guide our Order for another six years. The Carmelites gather once in six years to elect thier Supreme Head and to plan out the direction of the Order. Presently the General Chapter is being held at Avila, Spain the birth place of St. Teresa of Avila, whose fifth birth centenary is being celebrated this year.
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Five Carmelites were Ordained at Infant Jesus Shrine, Mangaluru
April 17th of 2015, was a special day in the life of the Karnataka-Goa Province of Discalced Carmelites, as five more members were added to the Priestly tribe! The Solemn Mass with the rich ceremony of Priestly Ordination began at 03.30 pm as around 85 Priests processed in the beautiful Infant Jesus Shrine at Bikarnatakatte, Mangalore. Most Rev. Aloysius Paul D’Souza, Bishop of Mangalore was the ordaining minister.

The five new priests are:
Rev. Fr. Kevin Felix Fernandes, from St. Joseph the Worker Church, Vamanjoor.
Rev. Fr. Arun Bennis, from St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Nirkan.
Rev. Fr. Prakash Lancy Rebello from St. Antony’s Church, Bannur – Puttur.
Rev. Fr. Joseph Cyril D’Souza (Jocy Siddakatte) from St. Patrick’s Church, Siddakatte and
Rev. Fr. Pawan Alson Saldanha from Most Holy Saviour Church, Agrar.
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CARMEL PRERAN in Daijiworld 24x7 local TV channel
With this Lent we the Carmelites have reached another milestone in our media ministry by launching CARMEL PRERAN in Daijiworld 24x7 local TV channel which is available world wide through website and android app.

We are grateful to you for support and encouragement to CARMEL KIRAN which ran into 537 episodes from 30 Aug, 2013 to till date. Please note that CARMEL KIRAN will run as usual on Divine Word TV everyday morning and evening at 8.

CARMEL PRERAN is being telecast on Daijiworld24x7 TV every day at 7.30 am.
You can follow us on http://www.Youtube/Carmelpreran  and on http://www.Facebook/carmelpreran

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Easter at Infant Jesus Shrine

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Palm Sunday celebrated at the Shrine
On Palm Sunday we celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, the week before his death and resurrection. It marks the beginning of Holy Week, which concludes on Easter Sunday. The Bible reveals that when Jesus entered Jerusalem, the crowds greeted him by waving palm branches and covering his path with palm branches. Immediately following this great time of celebration in the ministry of Jesus, he begins his journey to the cross.
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Karmel Dongrar Somyacho Pashav - 1
Infant Jesus Shrine organized Karmel Dongrar Somyacho Pashav - a spiritual program on first Sunday of Lent i.e., 21st Feb, 2015. It began at 5 pm with a meaningful and creative Way of the Cross held in the open air. Faithfull carried the Cross and meditated on the timely reflections on the Stations of the Cross conducted by Rev Fr. Stephen Pereira, Carmelite. . Rev. Fr. Deep Fernandes, Carmelite preached a fitting homily on one of the last words of Jesus from the Cross - “Father forgive them they do not what they are doing.” This spiritual program was ended with the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and benediction.
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Medical mission inaugurated at Infant Jesus shrine
Fr Joe Tauro , the superior of St Joseph's monestry inaugurated the Infant Jesus Medical Mission, a health information center at Infant Jesus Shrine on Thursday, February 19. Dr Naveen Rodrigues gave information about the center. Mark D' Souza gave information about alcohol addiction. Fr Elias D' Souza, director of the shrine, Fr Barnabas Monis and Fr Steven Pereira were present. Deacon Joseph C D' Souza compered and proposed vote of thanks. The service will be available on every Thursday from 10 am till 12.30 pm.
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Infant Jesus Feast 2015, Mangalore
   
The annual feast of Infant Jesus was celebrated with great pomp and religious fervour on Wednesday January 14 at Carmel Hill, Bikarnakatte - Mangalore. Thousands of devotees took part in the daylong celebrations.  A solemn mass was celebrated by Dr Ignatius D'Souza, the Bishop of Bareilly at 6 pm in which 15,000 devotees gathered. In his homily the Bishop of Bareilly said, "The motto of the feast is healthy family, heavenly foretaste. God is the one who protects us, God lives as family, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Today the young children are finding difficult to respect their parents, it is easy to drop them in orphanage and visit once a while. Families are broken, divorces have increased, greed has increased, there is no spirit of sacrifice in life."
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The theme for seventh day novena was
  Being Fruitful-Mission of a family 

 
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The theme for sixth day novena was
  Emotional maturity- a passage to happy living 

 
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The theme for fifth day novena was
  Respectful Sexuality ensures a happy bonding. 

 
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The theme for forth day novena was
  Well-Being of the Spouses, the spice of Family happiness. 

 
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The theme for third day novena was
  "Sacrament cement the marital bond"             Teachers' Day 

 
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The theme for second day novena was
  "Biblical families an inspiration" 

 
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Here we begin the 9 day novena to Infant Jesus at Infant Jesus Shrine Bikarnakatte, Mangalore.
The theme for first day novena was
  "Building Family is Sharing in God's work". 

 
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Press Release
Annual Fest of Infant Jesus – 2015
Carmel Hill, Bikarnakatte, Mangalore

The vicinity of Bikarnakatte, in the east of Mangalore city, wears festive mood from the first week of January every year till 14th Jan, being the Annual Feast of Infant Jesus at the Infant Jesus Shrine. Many people from nearby and faraway places visit the shrine during the Novena days and on Festival day January 14th. In preparation for the feast on January 14, 9 days of Novena Prayers will be conducted from January 5th to 13th.
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‘STAR WARS’ AT INFANT JESUS SHRINE, MANGALORE
Stars, bigger stars, stars of all sorts made by human hands in imitation of the heavenly stars, stars everywhere minus the film stars, brought in by the little walking stars. The Christmas Eve was invading and 41 stars from all over the Mangalore and outside were fighting a winning battle at the grotto of Infant Jesus. No doubt his Infant Presence in Bethlehem was alerted by a star with a blazon tail, so says the Scripture detail. Whereas these 41 stars lighting the Holy Path to the grotto of Infant Jesus at Carmel Hill were exhibiting their talents to be artistic and creative at their best.
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Carmel day celebrated
Come December, and the shrine campus has multiple events and happenings of all sorts, and one among them is the Carmel Day, loved by its devoted audience who want to be there, rain or sun. Carmel Day is a performance event staged by the community of Carmelites at the Infant Jesus Shrine, Bikarnakatte just to remind all that there is a solid community of 25 young men giving fishing touches to their 14 year long seminary formation to be Carmelite priest. They are full of creative ideas and proactive energy ready to express innovative ways to do their mission of being spiritual leaders and elders of the Christian community.
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Six Lay people solemnly commit to be Carmelites
It was a historic day not only for Carmel Hill but for the entire Province as 6 of the Secular Carmel members made their Solemn Promises in the hands of V. Rev. Fr. George Santhumayor, OCD, Vicar Provincial on Thursday, 16th October 2014 at Infant Jesus Shrine during the Thursday Mass. During the solemn celebration the members recited their promises in the presence of the Vicar Provincial, vowing to live the Teresian spirituality in evangelical perfection in the spirit of the evangelical counsels of chastity, poverty and obedience and through the beatitudes. Fr. George presented a cross as a taken of acceptance and appreciation. Later a fraternal meal was shared in the refectory after each member was congratulated by offering a flower bouquet. Fathers from the Mangalore region as well as OCDS members joined for the celebration.
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Monti Fest at the Shrine 
Devotees at Infant Jesus Shrine, Mangalore celebrated the Monti Fest, birthday of Mary, mother of Jesus Christ, with religious fervor on Monday - Sept 8, 2014. It has a special significance as the day is also celebrated as the day of the ‘New Corn or harvest’. The first corn from the field was blessed at the Gotto of Mount Carmel and then children offered flowers to Mama Mary. Later the faithful proceeded to the Shrine for the Eucharist. Sugar cane was distributed to the children who brought flowers in particular after the mass. As a preparation to the feast, children brought flowers arranged in trays, and baskets and offered them to Mother Mary on the nine days preceding the feast.
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Carmel Kiran Anniversary celebrated
Carmelites from Mangalore region celebrated the anniversary of CARMEL KIRAN - TV Program on Thursday, 4th Sept, 2014. V. Rev. Dr. Aloysius Paul D'Souza, Bishop of Mangalore presided over the Eucharist at 10.30 am. Bishop in his well meditated and prepared homily appreciated the Carmelites for their creative and effective role in the evangelization. He said, "Evangelization is the duty and the responsibility of the local Bishop. And I am grateful to the Carmelites for shouldering this responsibility through the TV preaching."
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Independence Day @ at Infant Jesus Shrine
68th Independence Day was celebrated at Infant Jesus Shrine, Bikarnakatte – Mangalore on Friday morning. Mr. Roy Castelino, President of Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy hoisted the flag and thereafter addressing the gathering he highlighted the fact that India is an emerging power in the world. In IT sector or in the medical field, India has shown its caliber and within five years India will have an enormous youth power (youth below 45 years).
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17 Lay people commit to be Carmelites
It was a historic day not only for Carmel Hill but for the entire Province as 17 of the Secular Carmel members made their promises in the hands of V. Rev. Fr. George Santhumayor, OCD, Vicar Provincial on Thursday, 17th July 2014 at Infant Jesus Shrine during the Thursday Mass. The first promise takes place upon completion of a two-year formation period with the approval of the local council. Each candidate makes a temporary promise for a period of three years. At the end of that time, the definitive promise is made.
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Mount Carmel Feast celebrated with solemnity
Feast of our Lady of Mt. Carmel is a important yearly happening at Carmel Hill, Mangalore. It recalls the rich faith the Carmelite Bishops and missionaries in the Diocese of Mangalore 150 years ago left behind. It is still vibrant and prophetic. The sober Marian piety they handed over through various hymns and devotions to the scapular and rosary are still very much nurturing the faith of the people. The church celebrates Mary's feast on 16th of July as the day of our lady of Mt. Carmel; but by popular demand it is being celebrated at Carmel Hill on a Sunday previous to the feast., which falls this year on the 13th when everyone who comes is taking away a scapular for personal use.
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Mount Carmel Feast with the Carmelite Family
Feast of our Lady of Mt. Carmel is a important yearly happening at Carmel hill., Mangalore. It recalls the rich faith the Carmelite bishops and missionaries in this diocese 150 years ago left behind. It is still vibrant and prophetic. The sober Marian piety they handed over through various hymns and devotions to the scapular and rosary are still very much nurturing the faith of the people. The church celebrates Mary's feast on 16th of July as the day of our lady of Mt. Carmel; but by popular demand it is being celebrated at Carmelhill on a Sunday previous to the feast., which falls this year on the 13th when every one who comes is taking away a scapular for personal use.
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Ivan D'Souza's maiden visit to the Shrine as MLC
Mr. Ivan D’Souza after being nominated as the member of Legislative Council by the State Government on 25th June visited the Infant Jesus Shrine in his maiden visit to the City on Saturday 28th June. He was welcomed by Rev. Fr. Joe Tauro, OCD the Rector of the Shrine at the entrance. Rev. Fr. Rector honoured the emerging Christian leader with a shawl and offered a bouquet of flowers. Later he lead them into a small yet meaningful prayer service asking Infant Jesus to bless him in his political carrer. Mr. Ivan was accompanied by his family and a large number of followers.
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Jocy honoured with Adademy's YUVA PURASKAR
Umashree, Minister for Kannada and Culture presented the Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy’s YUVA PURASKAR to Br. Joseph Cyril D’Souza, OCD (Jocy Siddakatte) in a glittering ceremony held at Dr Patil Puttappa Auditorium of Karnataka Vidyavardhaka Sangha premises, Dharwad on Sunday June 22. Minister for Kannada and culture Umashree presented the awards to nine eminent personalities in recognition of their service to the promotion and preservation of Konkani language, culture and literature.
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Praying for the new out-pouring of the Spirit at Pentecost
On the Solemnity of Pentecost (8th June, 2014) a prayer service was held at Infant Jesus Shrine, Bikarnakatte – Mangalore. Ever since the Shrine was consecrated Pentecost Vigil is held in the Shrine without fail. Mangalore Service Team of the Charismatic renewal organized this half day prayer service in which Rev. Fr. Elias Sequeira, Parish Priest of Koppa – Chikamagalur diocese preached on role of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believers and celebrated the Mass. All the participants were anointed at the end of the service. Meal was served at the end of the service.
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Jocy Siddakatte, Carmelite bags Konkani Sahitya Academy’s YUVA PURASKAR
The Carmelites of KG Province have a great reason to rejoice: Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy will present the YUVA PURASKAR for Litreature on Jocy Siddakatte (Br. Joseph Curil D’Souza) in a ceremony to be held at Dr. Patil Puttappa Hall of Vidyavardhaka Sangh in Dharwad on June 22 at 4 pm. Yuva Puraskar will be presented by Meena Chandavarkar, vice chancellor of Karnataka Women's University, Bijapur.
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Rev. Fr. Joe Tauro takes charge as the Rector of St. Joseph's Monastery, Carmel Hill
It was a historic day at St. Joseph’s Monastery, Carmel Hill - Mangalore as Rev. Fr. Joe Tauro took charge as the Rector of the Theologate on Wednesday 4th June 2014. Community gathered in the Chapel to pray the Office during which Fr. Pius James D’Souza read the Word of God from St. Paul’s Epistle and thanked God for the blessings showered in the last Triennium. Later he handed over the Community Chapter book and the key of the Tabernacle to Rev. Fr. Joe Tauro, the New Rector. In his address to the Community Fr. Joe, thanked the previous Rector and the members for the leadership and guidance given to the Community. “I have no ambitions whatsoever. Let us collectively live up to our vocation and radiate that joy to the local community.” He invited every member of the community to be active builder of the ‘College of Christ’ after the example of St. Teresa of Avila, our Mother. As the ceremony came to an end we joined our voices in singing the praises of Mother of Carmel – the Salve Regina.
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Bp. Francis Serrao ordains 9 Deacons
The Carmelites had more than one reason to thank God and celebrate on 30th May, 2014. It was a day that saw two brothers pronouncing their religious vows for life and nine others dedicating themselves to a life of service in the diaconal ministry. The beautiful Infant Jesus Shrine, Bikarnakatte, Mangalore was filled with relatives, friends and well-wishers, as around 40 concelebrants processed along with Most Rev. Francis Serrao SJ, Bishop of Shimoga.
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New Provincial visits Carmel Gudo
Rev. Fr. Charles Serrao, OCD the newly elected Provincial Superior of KG Province visited Carmel Hill Community on Saturday, 10th May, 2014. It was his maiden visit to the Community after being elected to lead the Carmelites. Rev. Fr. Pius James D'Souza, OCD, Superior of the Community welcomed the Provincial and Br. Baptist offered a bouquet of flowers as a sign of fraternity and acceptance.
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A NEW PROVINCIAL SUPERIOR FOR THE CARMELITES!
In the session held on 30th April, 2014, Rev. Fr. Charles Serrao OCD was elected as the new Provincial Superior, to guide the Province in the next three years. Rev. Fr Charles Serrao, OCD was born on 26 August, 1950 at Vamadapadav, Bantwal in the Diocese of Mangalore. He made his first religious profession on 19th March, 1971 and was ordained a priest on 23 December 1978. After the formation of the Karnataka-Goa Province in 1981, he held the offices of Director of the Aspirants at the Vocation Home - Mangalore, Master of Theology Students - Mangalore, Vocation Promoter and Provincial Councillor.
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Eight Carmelite Priests Ordained!
April 23, 2014, was a special day in the life of the Karnataka-Goa Province of Discalced Carmelites, as three more members were added to the Priestly tribe! The Solemn Mass with the rich ceremony of Priestly Ordination began at 10.00 am as around 72 Priests processed in the beautiful Infant Jesus Shrine at Bikarnatakatte, Mangalore. Most Rev. Henry D’Souza, Bishop of Bellary was the ordaining minister.  The three new priests are: Rev. Fr. John Pinto from Arva Parish. He joined the Carmelites after some years of work experience and completed his theological studies at St. Pius X Seminary, Goregaon. Rev. Fr. Richard Francis Saldanha from Pakshikere. He is the eldest among the two sons of William and veronica. Rev. Fr. Robert Rayan Pais from Madanthyar is the third among the four children of Henry and Rita Pais.
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CANONIZATION of two great POPES and the ELECTION is around the corner!

And here comes Naman Ballok Jesu - Konkani Monthly SPECIAL issue on the same. Very informative articles on the subject and regular columns from the great stalwarts of Konkani Literature.

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Golden Jubilee celebrated at the Shrine
March 25, 2014 Tuesday on the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, the Carmelite friars along with the Pinto family celebrated the golden jubilee of the religious profession of Rev. Fr. Berchmans Pinto, OCD. The celebration commenced at 5 pm at Infant Jesus Shrine, Mangalore with the thanksgiving Holy Eucharist presided over by the jubilarian along with other 25 con celebrants. Fr Deep Fernandes preached a thought provoking homily highlighting the consecration of the religious in the modern society.
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General Meets Pope Francis
His Holiness Pope Francis received in private audience Fr Saverio Cannistrà, the General of our Order. They spent 40 minutes together, from 11 a.m. to 11.40. Afterwards came the ex-French President, Giscard d’Estaing. Fr Saverio related, more or less in confidence, to the community of the General Curia that he felt as a brother who was speaking with a brother. First of all he declared the love and closeness of the Order to Pope Francis, for the work he is performing through his words and deeds. The Teresian Carmelite Order feel very honoured and he can rely on our unfailing prayer to bring to fruition the work he is doing. Afterwards, they spoke about and discussed our sisters, the Discalced Carmelite Nuns, searching for the common good of our Order, which is for the good of the Church.
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Kalvarir Rajisandaan - book released
Kalvarir Rajisandaan - a book containing reflections on the Way of the Cross was released on 12th March, 2014 by Rev. Fr. Pius James D’Souza, Carmelite, the Episcopal Vicar for Religious, Diocese of Mangalore at Infant Jesus Shrine, Bikarnakatte - Mangalore. Young poet and writer, Br. Joseph Cyril D’Souza, a Carmelite theology seminarian, known by his pen-name ‘Jocy Siddakatte’ has penned three sets of reflections on the Way of the Cross which is a Christian penitential practice of the season of Lent. Since this year is the Year of Reconciliation in the diocese of Mangalore, this book contains reflections centred on the theme of Reconciliation. 
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Blessing the Foundation Stone of the New Church and Monastery @ Gorwa, Vadodara
A good number of Carmelite friars along with the faithful of the Gorwa parish and some parishioners from Mira Road, Mumbai, assembled at the new property of the Carmelites in Gorwa, Vadodara on March 1, 2014. Frs. Melwin Rosario and Sunil Monis organized the prayer service near the construction site. First of all the Carmelite friars were welcomed in traditional Gujarati style. Later Fr. Archibald Gonsalves, Provincial superior led the prayer and blessed the foundation of the new church and monastery. The new Church will be dedicated to the Infant Jesus and the Monastery will be placed under the protection of the Little Flower. After the blessing Fr. Melwin Rosario (Superior) acknowledged the financial support of all the donors, and especially the Mira Road parishioners. He also thanked all those who made it to this ceremony.  8 read more

FIRST CARMELITES FROM GUJARAT ORDAINED PRIESTS!!!
March 1, 2014 was a memorable day for the Discalced Carmelites of the Karnataka-Goa Province as the first two deacons from Gujarat, namely Kaushik Parmar and Daniel Christian were raised to the Order of Priesthood. Though this territory was assigned to us in 1981, we could set our feet in this state only in 2004 and had to wait another decade for the first fruits! The ordination ceremony was held at St. Mary’s Church, Nadiad, Gujarat at 4-00pm. Most Rev. Dr. Godfrey Rozario, SJ Bishop of Baroda Diocese – a good friend of the Carmelites, was the ordaining minister.  8 read more

Son of the Soil was raised to the Order of Priesthood at Mira Road
Mira Road: Feb.27th 2014 was indeed an auspicious day for the Carmelites of Karnataka Goa Province and for St. Joseph’s Church, Mira Road. On this gracious day the son of the soil, Deacon Nitesh Rodrigues was raised to the Order of Priesthood by his Excellency Most Rev. John Rodrigues, the Auxiliary Bishop of Bombay. Fr.Nithesh haild from Rajodi, Vasai diocese (second Carmelite Vocation from the Diocese). The bishop in his homily highlighted the duties and responsibilities of the priest and invited the faithful to pray for priests and also to pray for vocations in the vineyard of the Lord. About 40 priests concelebrated at the Eucharistic banquet and a large number of faithful took part in the Liturgy with greatest devotion. Fr. Ivan D’souza animated the Liturgy. 8 read more

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INFANT JESUS ANNUAL FEAST - 2014
Festal Theme: Prayer, the Core of Christian Life
(in preparation for the 5th Birth Centenary [1515-2015] of Carmelite Mystic, St. Teresa of Avila)

Feast Day : Tuesday, 14th Jan, 2014

The annual feast of Infant Jesus was celebrated in a grand manner at Infant Jesus Shrine, Carmel Hill, Bikarnakatte here on Tuesday January 14. The mass this year involved a creative liturgical sermon enacted in parts. The sermon revolved around the life of St Theresa of Avila, which was also related to the theme of the feast 'Prayer, the core of Christian life'. As many as 60 priests took part in the mass, which was led by Bishop of Ajmer diocese Dr Pius Thomas D’Souza. The bishop wished everyone a blessed feast and said, "Infant Jesus came as our saviour. The nine-day novena has prepared us for this final mass on feast day. Just as water is an elixir to human life, so is prayer for our spiritual life." 8 read more

Novena Day - 9
Monday, 13th Jan, 2014
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Novena Day - 8
Sunday, 12th Jan, 2014
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Novena Day - 7
Saturday, 11th Jan, 2014
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Novena Day - 6
Friday, 10th Jan, 2014
Theme: Sufferings contribute to transformation

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Novena Day - 5
Thursday, 9th Jan, 2014

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Novena Day - 4
Wednesday, 8th Jan, 2014

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Novena Day - 3
Tuesday, 7th Jan, 2014
Theme: Virtuous life builds up Prayer
Readings: 2 Pet 1: 3-9; Ps 1; Mt 7: 21, 24-27

Carmelites at the Infant Jesus Shrine are gearing towards the FIFTH birth centenary (1515-2015) of St. Teresa of Avila, Carmelite Mystic. Keeping this historic event in mind, this year of Novena reflections are centered around the theme “Prayer, the core of Christian Life.” Third day of the Novena was centered on ‘Virtuous life builds up prayer’. St. Teresa of Avila, Carmelite Mystic says, “I would never want any prayer that would not make the virtues grow within me.” If we compare our life of prayer to a tree, virtuous life is like the roots and prayer is the fruit. To enter into a love relationship with God, fraternal life with our neighbours is a must. 8 read more

Novena Day - 2
Monday, 6th Jan, 2014
Theme: Word of God and Sacraments Nourish Prayer

Second Day of Novena in preparation for the Annual Feast of Infant Jesus was focused on the theme ‘Word of God and Sacraments Nourish Prayer”. To build a love relationship with God through prayer, knowledge about him is a must. This is gained through the reading and meditating of the Word God in which God reveals Himself. Sacraments, institued by Jesus, will give us the grace to grow in this relationship.
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Novena Day - 1
Sunday, 5th Jan, 2014
Theme: Jesus the Model of Prayer

Nine days Novena in preparation for the Annual Feast of Infant Jesus started at the Shrine on 5th Jan, on the feast of the Epiphany. It was a Sunday and people flocked in great noumber for the Novena Masses. Fr. Deep Fernandes, Carmelite priest from the St. Joseph’s Monastery celebrated the Holy Eucharist at 6 am.
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Compact issue on WOMEN is on stands :
- Bible Reading - a feminine perspective by Fr. Vincent Sequeira
- Increasing Women Harassment by - Avina Mendonca
- Catholic News by Stephen Pereira
- Domestic Violence and Pastoral Care by Jocy Dsouza
- Poetry by Wilsonn Kateel
- Women's Rights - Human Rights by Vinod Colaco
- Can we Ordain Women??
- My own dad raped me!!!
- New Government New Perspective - Gabriel Vaz
- Health of Women - Dr. Edward Nazareth
- Liturgical Music by Fr. Ronald Serrao
- Do we need ROCE?? by Melvyn Rodrigues

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Silver CARMEL DAY staged
Carmel Day was staged on the Dec. 14, 2013. This annual event had a special significance this year as it was the ‘Silver Carmel Day’, i.e. the silver jubilee of this celebration. The programme was presided over by Rev. Fr. Archiebald Gonsalves OCD, Provincial. Mr. C. G. Pinto, General Manager, Corporation Bank, was the Chief Guest, and the Guest-of-honour was Mrs. Hilda Goveas, AAO, Police Commissioner’s Office, Mangalore. The programme began at 6 pm with a prayer dance, following which the Superior of the Monastery, Rev. Fr. Pius James D’Souza welcomed the gathering. The audience was then entertained with a dance, after which the Chief Guest, Mr C.G. Pinto gave his message.8 read more

U TURN released
First Kittal Yuva Puraskar winner, Jocy Siddakatte’s third book titled U TURN was released on 14th Dec at St. Joseph’s Monastery by Mrs. Hild Goveas, AAO, Police Commissioner’s Office, Manglore on the occasioin of the FIFTH year celebration of Naman ballok Jesu - Konkani Monthly. This contains a collection of inspiring thoughts written Jocy which featured as a regular column in the well-known magazine of the Carmelites, Naman Ballok Jesu, of which Fr. Steven Pereira is the Chief Editor. This is Br. Jocy’s third book, after Pausa Dhonu and Moran Sandlelim Pakam. Speaking on the occasion Wilma Bantwal, a young writer in Konkani and winner of Kittall Yuva Puraskar 2013 said, “Through U TURN, Jocy has paved a way for a new genre of writing in Konkani litereature. U TURN contains neither, poetry nor prose. Hence it is a new mode of writing which exists in Kannada but not in Konakni. It’s a well meditated prose and an extended poetry.” She continued, “I had known Jocy as a poet. But I come to know him as a well-seasoned philosopher and a mature dramatist.” 8 read more

Children's Day mass @ Infant Jesus Shrine, Mangalore.
111These are the pics of the mass celebrated @ Infant Jesus Shrine, Bikarnakatte, Mangalore, on the Children's Day specially dedicated for all the children. Fr. Joachim Rodrigues OCD presided over the Eucharistic Celebration. Many children in and around Mangalore participated in the Eucharistic Celebration and recieved the blessings from Infant Jesus. 8 read more

Young Carmelite Talent
Stage is set for the FIFTH show of SANTA KURSACHE KURVEN, a socio-religious drama written by JOCY SIDDAKATTE on 10th Nov, 2013 at Kinnigoly Church grounds at 6.30 pm. Br. Joseph Cyril D'Souza is pursuing his theological studies at Carmel Hill, Mangalore. Jocy is a multifaceted personality. He is a writer, Poet, Dramatist, artist etc. He has also written Pittashi Samsar, Kai Tuji Savari. 8 read more

Inauguration of Carmel Kiran
We, the Carmelite Fathers of Infant Jesus Shrine, Bikarnakatte, have always been committed to our mission of proclaiming the Word of God and spreading the values of the Gospel. Being aware of the constant call of the Holy Father to use the available technologies and mass media for this purpose of evangelization, we have been active in this ministry of the media for many years; our presence in the print media is most expressively seen in the publishing of the magazine Naman Ballok Jesu, dealing with various religious and social topics, which has been successfully running for the past five years; and our involvement in the web ministry, carried out mainly through the Shrine website www.infantjesusmangalore.net   8 read more

Youth Animation by the Carmelite Fathers
Youth United For Christ (YU4C) Mangalore, along with Carmelite Fathers namely Fr. Stephen Pereira and Fr. Deep Fernandes, conducted a half day retreat for the Youth of Ammembal Parish on 25th Aug, 2013. It was a wonderful experience involving Praise & Worship, Talks, Youth interaction and testimonies and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. There were 75 youth from the parish who initially wanted only a half day program. But at the end they didn’t want to go home and wanted to continue with the divine experience. It was a very informative and Interactive session and the youth had a lovely experience with our friend Jesus. 8 read more

Independence day At Infant Jesus Shrine, Bikarnakatte
Independence Day was celebrated at Infant Jesus Shrine , Bikarnakatte, Mangalore. Mrs. Sabitha Misquith was the Chief-Guest.

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Mount Carmel Feast Celebrated
The Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel was celebrated at Infant Jesus Shrine, Mangalore, on July 14. There were four masses during the day organised for the devotees at 6, 7:15 and 9:30 in the morning and the solemn Eucharistic celebration at 5:30 pm. Very Rev. Fr. Archiebald Gonsalves, Provincial Superior of the Carmelites of the Karnataka-Goa Province was the main celebrant at the evening festal mass and Rev. Fr. John Sequeira, OCD was the preacher. In his inspiring homily, Fr. John enumerated the qualities of Mother Mary which make her an example for all Christians and especially the patroness of the Carmelites who try to imitate he life of prayer and contemplation on the holy word of God. 8 read more

New two Carmelite Deacons
Our two Brothers, namely Rayan Pais and Richard Saldanha were ordained deacons on Friday June 13 at St Joseph’s Seminary, Jeppu, along with other 23 deacons. Dr Varghese Chakkalakal, Bishop of Calicut, presided over the Holy Eucharist and ordained the ordinandi as deacons. Fr Joseph Martis, rector of the Seminary, called out the names of the ordinandi to be ordained by the Bishop as deacons. In his homily, the Bishop spelt out the role of a deacon in the Church. He called all the ordinandi to serve Jesus Christ, who was known among his disciples as the one who served others. 8 read more

State Forest Minister B Ramanath Rai visits Infant Jesus Shrine, Mangalore
State forest, ecology and environment minister, B Ramanath Rai, visited Infant Jesus Shrine, Bikarnakatte on Saturday May 25 morning, and participated in a prayer service and paid homage to Infant Jesus. Rev. Fr. Stephen Pereira OCD welcomed the Minister and led a short prayer service. Reading the Gospel from Mathew’s account he reflected on Jesus’ invitation to be salt of the earth and light of the world. Then he prayed God’s abundant blessings on his future projects. 8 read more

SOLEMN PROFESSIONS: take my life O Lord!
The Karnataka Goa Carmelite Province rejoices with nine brothers who made their final commitment in the Order. Rev. Fr. Archibald Gonsalves the Provincial Superior received their perpetual commitment in the name of the Carmelite Order on the 21st of May 2013 at Infant Jesus Shrine, Carmel Hill, Mangalore. There we around 35 priests. We congratulate these young brothers and pray that the Lord help them remain faithful to the end.  8 read more

Pentecost Celebration
Pentecost Celebration was held at Infant Jesus Shrine on the Solemnity of Pentecost (12th May, 2013). Faithful gathered in great number for a half day long prayer, praise and worship and Adoration. Rev. Fr. Melwyn D’Souza, Asst. Parish Priest of Belthangady enlightened the faithful on the role of the Holy Spirit in one’s life. Youth United for Christ (YU4C) led the praise and worship. Rev. Fr. Nelson Pinto, Director of the Charismatic Renewal, Mangalore led the healing payer and celebrated the Eucharist. A fellowship meal was served at the end the celebration. 8 read more

Summer Camp finale
CARMEL MUSIC ACADEMY held the Summer Camp finale on 8th May, 2013 at Infant Jesus Shrine premises. 15 days long camp was inaugurated on 22nd April By Fr. Alwyn Sequeira. Children were taught musical instruments like Piano, Guitar, Key-board etc. Rev. Fr. Deepak Tauro distributed the certificates to the students and which children exhibited their skill learnt in 15 days. It was an amazing performance by the budding stars. Rev. Fr. Peter D’Sa distributed the certificates. 8 read more

Infant Jesus Shrine Congratulates Mr. JR Lobo
Infant Jesus Shrine, Bikarnakatte – Mangalore on 9th May, 2013 congratulated Mr. JR Lobo who won the Mangalore South Constituency with a great margin of around 20,000 votes. It was Thursday, the day on which devotees throng to the Shrine in multitude irrespective of caste and creed. Rev. Fr. Pius James D’Souza, Superior of St. Joseph’s Monastery welcomed the New MLA and congratulated him with a bouquet of flowers on behalf of the Shrine. He wished him all the best in his political carrier and invoked the blessings of Infant Jesus on him. Mr. JR Lobo in turn thanked the community for supporting him with their prayers and votes. He recalled that he had celebrated the Eucharist in the Shrine on the day of election and then proceeded to the voting booth. He thanked Infant Jesus for hi innumerable blessings and requested full cooperation from the citizens in the development of Mangalore city. 8 read more

JR Lobo’s FIRST EVER Public function as MLA
Mr. JR Lobo, MLA of Mangalore South Constituency graced the occasion of a Cancer Awareness Camp organized at Infant Jesus Shrine, Bikarnakatte - Mangalore on 9th May, 2013. This was his FIRST ever public function after winning the Assembly Poll – 2013. “This is my public function as MLA and that too at the feet of Infant Jesus. It’s nothing other than HIS blessing.” He congratulated the Carmelite Fathers at the Shrine for their valuable contribution to the society through camps and other projects. He thanked the Doctors who were resource persons and wished that such camps be held regularly at different places. 8 read more

Winning MLA (JR LOBO) thanks Infant Jesus
JR Lobo who won the Mangalore South constituency with a huge margin, visited the INFANT JESUS SHRINE, Mangalore on the same day of counting. He knelt in prayer and thanked Infant Jesus for his special blessings and victory in the election. He was welcomed and felicitated by Rev. Fr. Elias D’Souza, Carmelite on behalf of the Infant Jesus Shrine. 8 read more

Summer Camp - 2013 @ Infant Jesus Shrine, Mangalore
Summer Camp - 2013 was inaugurated on 22nd April, 2013 at Infant Jesus Shrine. Rev. Fr. Alwyn Sequeira OCD, who himself is a musician and produced more than 10 albums, lighted the lamp and declared the camp open. He said that dedication and commitment is a must to master any skill. Fr. Pius James D’Souza, the President of the Carmel Music Academy wished that children make the best use of the opportunities provided at the camp. Rev. Fr. Deep Fernandes, OCD the Director of the Academy welcomed and Roshan Cordeiro, the tutor and children and their parents were present. 8 read more

  • Mangalore: Two Carmelite Deacons were Ordained Priests
    Infant Jesus Shrine, Bikarnakatte, Mangalore rejoiced and wore a festive look as two Carmelite Deacons were raised to the Sacred Order of Priesthood on Thursday 18th April 2013. Very Rev. Dr. Aloysius Paul D’Souza, the Bishop of Mangalore presided over the solemn Eucharistic celebration that began at 3.30 pm. In his homily he dwelt on the various aspects of priesthood and encouraged the families to build up faith in their young children so that they inherit a desire to serve the Lord. He also congratulated the Carmelite Order for already having many priests serving all around the globe. There were priests from Canada, South Africa, Tanzania, Italy and other parts of the country who had come for the Ordinations. 8 read more

  • FIRST CARMELITE OF BELUR PARISH ORDAINED
    The tiny village of Mathihalli, in Hassan District, Karnataka, rose on 16th April, 2013 to the strains of music and there was an atmosphere of jubilation. Deacon Richard Menezes, who grew up and nurtured his vocation in this Christian community, was ordained to the Priesthood by Most Rev. Thomasappa Anthonyswamy, the Bishop of Chickmagalur during a solemn Eucharist, concelebrated by over 40 priests. The mission of Belur, to which the sub-station of Mathihalli belongs, was entrusted to the Discalced Carmelites of the Karnataka-Goa Province in 1982. The present Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Cyril Menezes, OCD, who has served the parish for 14 years was brimming with joy, seeing a son of the soil commit himself to serving the Lord through Sacred Orders. He is the first Carmelite vocation – a veritable fruit of the presence of the Carmelites in Belur for the past 31 years. 8 read more

  • Divine Mercy Feast At Infant Jesus Shrine, Bikarnakatte, Mangalore.

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  • Easter Celebration At Infant Jesus Shrine, Bikarnakatte, Mangalore.

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  • Way of the Cross @ infant Jesus Shrine Bikarnakatte, Mangalore (Good Friday)

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  • Maundy Thursday service at infant Jesus Shrine, Bikarnakatte, Mangalore.

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  • 40 hours of Perpetual Adoration and the sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) on 26th march, Tuesday 5.30 and to 27th March, Wednesday 9.30 pm

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  • Passion Sunday Celebrated at Infant Jesus Shrine Bikarnakatte., Mangalore.

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  • Infant Mary Chapel inaugurated:
    Mangalore: Infant Mary Church was inaugurated by Fr Archibald Gonsalves, Provincial of Karnataka-Goa province of the Discalced Carmelite, at Bajjodi here on February 1. The Bishop of Mangalore Dr Aloysius D'Souza was taken in a procession to the newly built church premises along with other priests. Fr Archibald Gonsalves cut the ribbon and inaugurated the church. Carmelite Superior, Canada Fr Rudolph D'Souza unveiled the plaque of the church.  Bishop Dr Aloysius D'Souza inaugurated the new Altar, the Sanctuary and the speakers stands also known as the Pulpit and the Lectern. 8 read more

  • INSIGHT - Know thy Faith - Seminar on Faith
    YU4C - Youth United for Christ, Mangalore the youth wing of the National Catholic Charismatic Renewal in India organized a 2 day Seminar on Faith called ‘INSIGHT’ held at Infant Jesus Shrine, Mangalore. The Seminar was Inaugurated by Rev Fr. Archibald Gonsalves OCD, Provincial Superior of the Carmelties, Fr. Nelson Pinto, OCD - Spiritual Guide for YU4C India, Fr. Stephen Pereira, OCD - Spiritual Guide for YU4C Mangalore, Ivan Lobo - Chairman of the MST, Roshan Goveas - Coordinator of the YU4C Mangalore. 8 read more

Highlights of The Annual Feast of Infant Jesus Feast 2013

  • Feast Day : 14th January 2013,
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  • Ninth day of the Novena, the theme Jesus the Pioneer and Perfecter of our Faith was reflected upon on the last day of Novena to Infant Jesus on 13th of January. the day was dedicated for the youth. click here for the photographs

  • Eighth day of the Novena was specially dedicated to all the children. the theme Forgiveness of the sins was reflected upon. thousands of children came to witness the numerous blessings of Infant Jesus. click here for the photographs

  • Seventh day of novena, the theme "The Judgment of the Living and of the Dead" was reflected upon during all the seven masses. The day was celebrated as the "Vocations day" and prayed for more and more vocations to serve God and the faithful. click here for the photographs

  • Sixth day of novena, day was dedicated to the all the sick. Theme: The One, Holy, Apostolic and Catholic Church. click here for the photographs

  • Fifth day Of Novena, dedicated to the Families. Theme: Holy Spirit- the giver of Life and Vivifier. click here for the photographs

  • Fourth day Of Novena, Theme: Passion, death and Burial of Jesus Christ. Prayed for Missionaries. click here for the photographs

  • Third day of Novena was dedicated to all our Benefactors. The theme "Jesus who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary..." was reflected upon. 8 click here for the photographs

  • The Second day of Novena for Infant Jesus Feast 2013 was celebrated. Reflected upon "God the Father, Creator of Heaven and Earth". Specially dedicated to workers. 8 click here for the photographs

  • The first day of Novena for Infant Jesus Feast 2013 was celebrated. the theme I Believe was reflected upon during all the seven masses of Novena.
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  • Blood Donation Camp at Infant Jesus Shrine
    As part of the Infant Jesus Annual Feast celebrated on 14th Jan, 2013, a blood donation camp was organized at the Shrine Hall in Bikarnakatte on Thursday January 10. The blood donation camp was organized by ‘Naman Ballok Jesu’ Konakani Monthly published by the Shrine in association with YU4C (Youth United for Christ, Mangalore) and by Fr. Muller’s Medical College, Kankanady. Fr. Pius James D’Souza, Superior inaugurated the blood donation and Fr. Stephen Pereira, Editor of the publication welcomed the gathering. Dr. Charro Costa from FMMC, Fr. Jochim D’Souza, Olivia D’Cunha, members of YU4C namely Rowin Monteiro, Mariet Furtado, Melroy Furtado, Prajwal Pinto among others were present. 8 read more

  • New Album Mog Tujo Puro released
    The 11th Konkani Devotional Album - ‘MOG TUJO PURO - Bhavaddtache Vattek’ was released on 5th Jan, 2013 at Infant Jesus Shrine, Bikarnakatte, Mangalore. Rev. Fr. Patrick Rodrigues, Director of Fr. Muller’s Medical College and Hospital released the devotional album on the first day of the Novena to Infant Jesus. Album consists of songs composed by Carmelite Fathers Alwyn Sequeira, Praveen D’Souza and Wilfred Frank. 8 read more

  • New Book on Wilfy Rebimbus' Literature Released
    On the 4th Anniversary of Naman Ballok Jesu – Konkani Monthly, 'Suryacha Kirnnani', a book on the literary contributions of the legendary singer the late Wilfy Rebimbus, edited by Rev. Fr. Stephen Pereira, Carmelite was released at Infant Jesus Shrine Hall here on Friday December 21. Central Sahitya Academy Award winning poet Melvyn Rodrigues released the book along with other dignitaries on the dais, while Rev. Fr. Archibald Gonsalves, Provincial Superior of the Carmelites presided over the function. 'Suryacha Kirnnani' is an appraisal of the contribution of Wilfy's literature which includes his songs (more than 3,000), poems (20), plays (9) and short stories.  8 read more

  • PRESS RELEASE
    SURYACHA KIRNNANI a new book edited by Fr. Stephen Pereira, OCD is an appraisal of the literary contributions of the renowned and legendary singer from Mangalore, the Late Mr. WilfyRebimbus. Fondly remembered by thousands as the KonkanKogul (Nightingale of Konkani), he still captures hearts through his voice in his various songs, inspiring them with the wisdom emanating from his lyrics. Apart from the numerous awards and honours received in recognition for his contribution to Konkani music and literature, he was also honoured with the Pro Ecclesia EtPintifice(for Church and Pope), the highest Papal Award given to a layperson for contributing to the Church through his songs.
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  • 65th Independence Day celebrated at Infant Jesus Shrine
    It is a day of double celebration for Catholics in India. India, our Motherland was freed from the clutches of the British and thus attained its political liberation. Blessed Virgin Mary after completing her life on earth was assumed into Heaven Body and soul. That's the feast of the Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary which Catholics commemorate today whole over the world. Faithful in great number participated in both these celebration held at Infant Jesus Shrine, Mangalore. 8 read more

  • Renovated Adoration Chapel at Infant Jesus Shrine blessed
    The renovated Adoration chapel at Infant Jesus Shrine, Bikarnakatte, was blessed and inaugurated by Aloysius Paul D’Souza, Bishop of Mangalore on Thursday December 27. The Holy Sacrament was bought to the chapel in a procession led by the Shrine Director Fr. Elias D'Souza. OCD. The Provincial of the Carmelites, Rev. Fr. Fr Archibald Gonsalves was present along with other priests during the Eucharistic celebration. The superior of the monastery Fr. Pius James D’Souza welcomed the devotees and also proposed the vote of thanks. 8 read more

  • Mount Carmel Feast Celebrated
    The Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel popularly known as the Feast of the Scapular was celebrated on 15th July, 2012 at Infant Jesus Shrine, Mangalore along with the faithful. There were three masses in the morning and the festal mass was at 5.30 pm presided over by Rev. Fr. Vincent Monteiro, Director of Mangalore Diocesan Pastoral Institute, Bajjody. Upholding the importance of the scapular devotion to the feast and in keeping with tradition, scapulars were distributed to the faithful after all the masses. 8 read more

  • 11th Carmelite Priest of the Year Ordained
    In a solemn ordination ceremony Carmelite Deacon Reeevan Prajwal Cutinha, was ordained as priest by the Rt. Rev. Dr. Henry D'Souza, Bishop of Bellary at St. Sebastian Church, Bendur, Mangalore on 7th day of the 7th Month (7th July, 2012). Fr. Stephen Pereira OCD animated the liturgy. The ceremony that began with the solemn Mass and the ordination ritual culminated in a grand reception followed by lunch in the Parish Hall. Fr. Sunil compered the program and Fr. Prakash, Capuchin raised the toast. 8 read more

  • Infant Jesus Shrine donates a House
    We are happy to announce that the Infant Jesus Shrine in collaboration with Diocese of Mangalore to the mark the Post-centenary Jubilee celebration of Diocese donated a house to a poor family of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Sampaje. The newly built house is a kilometer away from the parish and is donated to Felix and Lucy Crasta who have three children studying in the elementary school.  read more

  • Rev. Dr. Pius James D'Souza - Episcopal Vicar for Religious
    Rev. Dr. Pius James D' Souza , the Superior of St. Joseph's Monastery, Carmel Hill, Mangalore has been appointed as the Episcopal Vicar for Religious by Most Rev. Aloysius Paul D' Souza, the Bishop of Mangalore. He has taken the charge of this office on 24th June, 2012. This appointment shows the esteem and trust of the Bishop in the person of Fr. Pius. We also deem it an honour bestowed on the entire Province and especially to our presence in the Diocese of Mangalore. Congratulations and best wishes to the New Episcopal Vicar from all the Fathers, Brothers and Sisters of the Karnataka Goa Province. We assure him our prayers, so that he may guide and co-ordinate the activities of the religious in the Diocese of Mangalore with courage, new vision and wisdom.

  • 3 New Carmelite Deacons
    Another reason to rejoice. Three of our Brothers received the Order of Diaconate at the hands of Rt. Rev. Dr. Aloysius P. D'Souza, Bishop of Mangalore on the eve of the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (June 14th). More than two hours long religious ceremony was held at St. Joseph's Regional Seminary Jeppu, Mangalore. Newly ordained Deacons are: Brs. Jayson Saldanha, Richard Menezes and Prakash D'Cunha read more

  • SOLEMN PROFESSIONS: take my life O Lord!
    The Karnataka Goa Province rejoices with eleven brothers who made their final commitment in the Order. Bros. Nitesh Rodrigues, Cannio Cardozo, Kaushik Parmar and Daniel Christain made their Solemn Profession on the 27th of May 2012 at Mira Road, Mumbai. Most Rev. Agnelo Gracias, the Auxiliary Bishop of Bombay, who is also the Rector of Goregaon Seminary was gracious enough to be present and offer the Eucharist. read more

  • New Office of Naman Ballok Jesu Monthly Inaugurated
    The newly set office of Naman Ballok Jesu, Konkani monthly published by the Infant Jesus Shrine was inaugurated on 14th June by Mrs. Mavis Rodrigues, benefactress of the Magazine. Fr. Provincial blessing the new office wished all success in the years to come. Fr. George Santhumayor, visionary and the founder publisher of the magazine breaking the Word of God recalled the initial stages of the Magazine. read more

  • Carmel Music Academy Valedictory Function
    Certificates were distributed to the students who took part in the Summer Camp organized by Carmel Music Academy at Infant Jesus Shrine. 15 days long camp was started on 1st May. Children were taught musical instruments like Piano, Guitar, Key-board etc. read more
     

  • Three Deacons from Ujire Ordained as Priests
    St. Anthony’s parish, Ujire wore a festive look, as three Deacons hailing from the village were raised to the Sacred Order of Priesthood on 21st April, 2012. Two of them, namely Deacons Anil Prashant Lobo and Pradeep Pinto belong to the Discalced Carmelite Order and Deacon Santosh Naveen D’Souza is a member of the Order of Capuchins. We should recall that Fr. Pradeep’s younger brother, Br. Vinod Pinto had also joined the Carmelites, but was called by the Lord when he was in the novitiate. read more

  • Five more NEW Priests to the Order
    Five Deacons belonging to the Carmelite Order were ordained priests. His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Aloysius Paul D’Souza, Bishop of Mangalore conferred the Holy Order of Priesthood on Deacons Arun Sunil Lobo, Anil Veigas, Denzil Veigas, Rajesh D’Souza and Vijay D’Costa on 19th April, 2010 at Infant Jesus Shrine, Mangalore. About 60 priests concelebrated at the Eucharist and a good number of faithful took part in the Liturgy with devotion and rapture. read more

  • First Carmelite from LONDA Ordained
    It is a day which has to be inscribed in the golden letters of the Diocese of Belgaum. The first ever Carmelite was raised to the Sacred Order of Priesthood by His Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr. Peter Machado, Bishop of Belgaum on 18th April, 2012 at Holy Family Church, Londa. There were around 40 Carmelite as well as Diocesan Clergy to witness the Sacerdotal Consecration. Bishop in his Homily invited the priests to be simple and humble after the heart of Jesus. He congratulated the parents of the new Ordinandi for sacrificing two of their sons to the service of the Church. At the same time he had a word of appreciation for the Caremlites for the yeomen service in the Diocese. read more

  • Feast of Divine Mercy celebrated
    The Feast of Divine Mercy was celebrated with devotion and gusto at Infant Jesus Shrine Mangalore on 15th April, 2012. The festal Eucharistic celebration which was held at 5 pm was preceded by an hour long Eucharistic Adoration and recitation of Divine Mercy Rosary. Faithful who had gathered in great number received the Sacrament of Confession and there by experienced the unbounded mercy of God. Rev. Fr. Andrew D�Souza, Parish Priest of Bondel presided over the Mass. In his homily he stressed on the need of believing in the unconditional love of God and his mercy towards humanity and he appealed the faithful, to be merciful as the Almighty is to us. Images of Divine Mercy were distributed to the faithful to be venerated with devotion. read more

  • Golden Moments of Golden Jubilee
    The Golden Jubilee of the Religious Profession of Rev. Dr. Gregory D'Souza OCD was celebrated at Infant Jesus Shrine on 19th March, 2012. The celebration began with the Eucharistic celebration during which Fr. Nelson Pinto broke the Word of God throwing light on St. Joseph. read more

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REFLECTIONS IN KONKANI (Audio)

You are welcome to benefit spiritually from the reflections of our Carmelite Friar - Rev. (Dr) Rudolf V. D’Souza, OCD

Retreat preached on the theme “The Kingdom of God is at hand” at Abu Dhabi, from 26 November to 2 December, 2009.
Day 1: The Kingdom of God
Day 2: The Beatitudes
Day 3: The Seven Sacraments
Day 4: the Ten Commandments
Day 5: Holy Mother, the Church and Mother mary
Day 6A: Family
Day 6B: Love
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Retreat preached at Ruwi – Muscat (Oman) from 20 to 24 January 2008
THEME: JESUS CAME TO GIVE LIFE, LIFE IN ABUNDANCE (JOHN 10:10)

1. ABUNDANT LIFE - GOD
2. FORGIVENESS
3. LOVE
4. SUFFERINGS
5. 7 WORDS FROM THE CROSS AND RESURRECTION
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Homilies preached on various occasions from 2007-2009 at St. Joseph’s Church, Mira Road, Mumbai (now the largest parish in the Archdiocese of Bombay) when he was Parish Priest.
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