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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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“Our hearts are restless until they rest in Thee….” These words of St Augustine, best explain the inner thirst of every person. Through the human history we find people in various religions going in search of God or God experience. This phenomenon continues even today (even in this consumeristic society) … for our hearts are ….

Elijah the famous Prophet of the Old Testament, is the prime example of one who was burning with love for God and was in search … “I have been very zealous for the Lord, the God of hosts,” he said (1 Kg 19:10). On Mount Carmel, he encountered God who revealed Himself through the sound of sheer silence (1Kg 19:12). Under his inspiration and the mantle of our mother, Our Lady of Mt Carmel, Carmelites world over have been dedicating their life to experience the Living God and proclaim His message to the world in the footsteps of Elijah.

The Carmelite Order was born in the 12th Century on Mount Carmel in Israel, when the pilgrims and crusaders retired to the Holy Mountain in search of the inner quiet and peace. They called themselves the sons of Prophet Elijah and brothers of Our Lady of Mt Carmel. Thus began a systematic search for the union with the God.

St Teresa of Avila and St John of the Cross, the two mystical Doctors of the Church who are the best guides to the union with this Living God brought renewal into this Order which has contributed a number of Saints and Blesseds to the Church. St Therese of Lisieux (Little Flower), St Edith Stein, Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity, Blessed May Baourdy … are some of them.

The goal of every Carmelite is union with God, through their contemplative and apostolic activity (mission). Of course the latter being the fruit of the former. Silence, retirement, mortification are the ways in which the Carmelite attains his goal of experiencing the Living God. The call of every Christian is to be holy/perfect (Mt 5:48). Carmel strives with all its energy to actualize this call.

In a world filled with noise, God calls you through Carmel to retire to the inner chamber of your heart in silence and bear witness to him realize your call.

Do you want to lead a life centred on prayer and contemplation, lived in a community of brotherhood and spent in the missionary and charitable activities? Carmel extends you a red carpet welcome.

Contact us:

Fr. Ligoury Crasta, OCD
Phone :
7038562455
Email: ligu2@rediffmail.com

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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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