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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

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Golden Jubilee of Religious Profession of Fr. Cyril Menezes, OCD
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he Golden Jubilee of Fr. Cyril Menezes OCD was held at Infant Jesus Shrine Mangalore on February 11th 2018 at 5 pm by Holy Mass celebrated by Fr. Cyril Menezes along with a lot of priests, carmelites, religious and relatives. The Homily was preached by Fr. Alfred Menezes. After the Mass there was a felicitation ceremony organized.

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World Cancer day (WCD) observed at Infant Jesus Shrine
The World Cancer Day (February 4) was observed at Infant Jesus Shrine on 8th February 2018, with a Cancer Awareness Drive with the theme ' We Can, I Can'. A J Hospital and Research Centre, Mangaluru in association with Infant Jesus Shrine organized a Free Cancer Screening, Consultation, and Awareness Programme on Cancer at the Infant Jesus Shrine Hall. The programme began with a prayer song “Showers of Blessings” invoking God’s blessings led by compere Ms Lidwin D’souza- Manager, A J Hospital and Research Centre, followed by inauguration of the programme by lighting of the lamp by chief guest Dr Prashanth Marla- Medical Director, AJHRC; along with guest of honor Fr Wilfred Rodrigues, Superior at Infant Jesus Shrine; along with other dignitaries on the dais namely: Dr Venkataramana Kini, Radiation Oncology specialist; Dr Kavitha, Radialogy Oncology Secialist; and Dr Naveen Rodrigues, Pain and Palliative Care specialist- all of them at AJHRC.
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CLOSING OF THE INFANT JESUS FEAST 2018
The Feast of the Infant Jesus at Infant Jesus Shrine, Bikarnakatte, Mangaluru came to a close on 15th January at 8.15 pm by the lowering of the Feast flag. The flag was lowered by Most Rev. Charles Serrao (Provincial of Carmelites) and was handed over to Rev. Dr. Wilfred Rodrigues (Superior of Infant Jesus Shrine). This was preceded by Inner Healing Prayer conducted by Fr. Prakash D'Cunha (Director of Infant Jesus Shrine), Holy Mass in Konkani celebrated by Fr. Provincial and a Holy Eucharistic Procession which was participated by thousands of people.
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FESTAL CHILDREN'S MASS AT INFANT JESUS SHRINE
Another Highlight was the multitude of Children at the Infant Jesus Shrine to honour Infant Jesus on January 15th 2018. There were about 10,000 people in attendance at the festal Mass at 10.30 am celebrated by Most Rev. Dr. Aloysius Paul D'Souza (Bishop of Mangalore). Fr. Sunil Pinto preached gave a valuable message to the children to make their lives as fruitful and useful. After the Mass, there were honours given to Shri U.T. Khader (Minister for Food and Public Distribution, Karnataka), Shri Ivan D'Souza (MLC, Karnataka) Shri J.R.Lobo (MLA, Karnataka) Pius Monteiro (Director, Karavali Development Authority) and Richard Rodrigues who along with Shri Siddaramiah (chief Minister of Karnataka had helped the shrine to lay interlocks and for the construction of Yatri nivas. Also later Shri Ramnath Rai (Minister for Forest, Environment and Ecology) later came and sought the blessings of Infant Jesus. There were more that 10,000 people who took meals at the Shrine in the afternoon.
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FESTIVITIES AT INFANT JESUS SHRINE AND INAUGRATION OF YATRI NIVAS (New Pilgrim Centre)
The Second and Final Day of the celebration of the Feast of the Infant Jesus Feast 2018, after nine days of Novena to Infant Jesus was a miraculous and blessed one. The theme of the liturgy was for reflection was “Experience inner freedom, Make life wholesome.” The Day had Five Konkani and One Kannada Mass. The Highlight of the Day being the Inaugration of the new pilgrim centre. Among the dignitories at the inaugration were Most Rev. Dr. Aloysius Paul D'Souza (Bishop of Mangalore), Shri U.T. Khader (Minister for Food and Public Distribution, Karnataka), Shri Ivan D'Souza (MLC, Karnataka) Shri J.R.Lobo (MLA, Karnataka) and Smt. Sabitha Misquith (Corporator).
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FEAST MASSES ON JANUARY 14th 2018
After the end of the nine day Novena to Infant Jesus, the Infant Jesus Shrine, at Bikarnakatte, Mangaluru began its two day festive celebrations. Following are pictures of the celebration and the multitude of people who came to thank Infant Jesus for the numerous miracles and blessings they have received.


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SOLEMN FESTAL CELEBRATION ON JAN 14
The Annual feast of Infant Jesus was celebrated in a grand scale at Infant Jesus Shrine, Carmel Hill, Bikarnakatte here on Sunday, January 14, 2018. The theme of the Feast for reflection was “Experience inner freedom, Make life wholesome.” The Bishop of Lucknow, Most Rev. Dr. Gerald J. Mathais Presided over the festal Mass at 6.00 pm which had the attendance of over 10,000 people. The Sermon was preached by Rev Fr. Sunil D Souza, highlighted the various aspects of Fruitful Christian life. He Explained, “A Christian can bear abundant fruits only when he/she remains faithful to the Lord. Christians are to live a life of the spirit and not so much led by carnal inclinations.” Infant Jesus Shrine has become one of the prominent centers where thousands flock to pray to the Infant Jesus and this feature was particularly evident during the novena days and especially on the festal day. Over a Lakh of people visited the Shrine from the 5th of January 2018.
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FINAL DAY OF NOVENA
"Walking in steadfastness, Gain eternal life in fullness" was the theme of the final Day of novena to the “Infant Jesus Annual Feast 2018” Novena on 13th January 2018. The Carmelites celebrated their 'FRATERNITY DAY'. The Altar was full of Carmelite Priests. In the Morning, the Shrine had a miracle, the presence of the Shepherd Most Rev. Dr. Henry D'Souza, who celebrated the Mass at 10.30 and prayed for the people. The day was specially dedicated for praying for the Benefactors. Many people flocked the Infant Jesus Shrine to experience Infant Jesus' blessings on their families and homes. There was also the release of the book "Christ and Cosmic Redemption" of Rev. Dr. Rathan Nicholas Almeida by Fr. Provincial Charles Serrao, OCD
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EIGHTH DAY OF NOVENA TO INFANT JESUS
"Loving the other, Walk the path of freedom" was the theme of the Eighth Day of the “Infant Jesus Annual Feast 2018”. The Novena preachers today on 12th January 2018 were Fr. Joyson Saldanha OCD (Tanzania Mission), Fr. Ashwin Cardoza (Modankap), Fr. Assisi Rebello (Neerude), Fr. Santosh Rodrigues (Hospet), Fr. Pius D'Souza (Shimogga), Fr. Ivan Mendonca SJ, Fr. Pius James D'Souza OCD. The day was dedicated to pray for RELIGIOUS. The Day ended with the Bala Yesu Namana conducted by Rev. Fr. Pius D'Souza of Shimogga Diocese.
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CONTINUED...SEVENTH DAY OF NOVENA - 22nd BIRTHDAY
The Seventh Day of the “Infant Jesus Annual Feast 2018” ended with the Kannada Mass on 11th January 2018. There was no Bala Yesu Namana, The highlights of the day included the presence of Mayor of Mangalore, Kavita Sanil, MLC Ivan D'Souza, and Corporator Sabita Misquith. The Mayor addressed the gathering at the Mount Carmel Hall which hosted a Blood Donation Camp and Medical Checkup organised in association with Fr. Mullers Medical College and Hospital and AccuLabs. Many people volunteered to donate blood. Mr Ivan D'Souza came to give respects to Infant Jesus and later joined to eat the food served for all the devotees. There were 4 Holy Masses in the Evening: the Novena preachers were Fr. Dion Vaz, Fr. Dominic Vas and Fr. Ivan Sanctis. The day was also special, for the Shrine was now 22 years old..

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Seventh Day of the “Infant Jesus Annual Feast 2018”
NOVENA PRAYER DAY FOR THE SICK

"WITH GOD'S GRACE, CLIMB THE LADDER OF HOLINESS" was the theme of the Seventh Day of the “Infant Jesus Annual Feast 2018” Novena on 11th January 2018. The day was dedicated to pray for the SICK. There were 5 Holy Masses in Konkani till noon. The Shrine was visited by more than 5000 devotees who sought healing from Infant Jesus, and also gave hime thanks for all favours received during the last years. Frs. Lancy Lewis, Fr. Maxim D'Souza, Fr. Anthony Lobo, Fr. Melwyn Noronha were the novena preachers. Also Adoration was conducted by Fr. Melwyn Noronha. If you have not yet come to the Infant Jesus Shrine Mangalore, join us for the remaining masses where we pray for the SICK. We have Malayalam Mass at 4 pm, English Mass at 5 pm, Konkani Mass at 6 pm (With special prayer for sick and Kannada MAss at 7 pm. Also priests are available for confession and blessing. Come and experience the miraculous power of Infant Jesus, at Infant Jesus Shrine Mangalore, Bikarnakatte Mangaluru.

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DAY 6 OF INFANT JESUS FEAST 2018 NOVENA
The Sixth Day of the “Infant Jesus Annual Feast 2018” Novena on 10th January 2018 was dedicated to WORKERS. There were 9 Holy Masses in Konkani, English, Kannada and Malayalam The Novena preaching on the theme "Desire to hoard, Takes peace off board" was done by Fr. Patrick Lobo OCD (Mangalore), Fr. Boniface D'Souza OCD (South Africa), Fr. Stany Monteiro (Bambil), Fr. Walter D'Souza (Shakti Nagar), Fr. Ivan D'Souza OCD (Bajjodi), Biju Sebastian OP, Fr. Gregory D'Souza OCD (Mangalore), Fr. Joseph Martis (St. Joseph's Seminary, Jeppu) and Fr. Cyril Lobo (Bidar). The Novena preaching highlighted the theme and the importance of workers. There was Adoration conducted by Fr. Stany Monteiro and Kannada prayer service was conducted by Fr. Cyril Lobo. Many people continued to come forward to give testimonies of blessings from Infant Jesus. There was inaugrated and blessing of new toilets for men. The ribbon cutting was done by Mr. Pius Monteiro, Director, Karavali Development Authority. Fr. Wilfred Rodrigues prayed and did the the blessing. The day ended with the Bala Yesu Namana with the praise "Aaane waala Yesu Maharaj ki Jai."
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Fifth Day of the “Infant Jesus Annual Feast 2018”
The Fifth Day of the “Infant Jesus Annual Feast 2018” Novena on 9th January 2018 was dedicated to COUPLES. There were 9 Holy Masses in four languages - Konkani, English, Kannada and Malayalam. The Novena preaching on the theme "Hurdle of Pride, Life enslaved" was done by Fr. Rajesh D'Souza OCD, Fr. Anil Roshan Lobo (Panja), Fr. Clifford Fernanades (St. Josephs Seminary), Fr. Sylvester D'Souza OCD (Bangalore), and Fr. Cyril Lobo (Bidar). The main celebrant of the 6 pm Mass was Fr. Shabas Crasta, Parish Priest of Infant Mary Church, Bajjodi. The adoration and healing service at 11.30 am was conducted by Fr. Rajesh D'Souza and Fr. Prakash D'Cunha. The Shrine witnessed thousands of devotees, especially many from other faiths. A lot of married couples joined together to pray for their spouses and for their children. Many people came forward to give their testimonies of receiving blessings from Infant Jesus. The day ended with the Bala Yesu Namana conducted by Fr. Cyril Lobo (Gulbarga) and a team of Carmelite brothers, which is seeing larger number of people joining to praise Infant Jesus, in Kannada.

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Br. Regan D'Souza and Arun Alwyn Dias

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FOURTH DAY OF NOVENA TO INFANT JESUS
The Fourth Day of the “Infant Jesus Annual Feast 2018” Novena on 8th January 2018 was for those ABROAD. Special prayer service was conducted for those working and living abroad by Fr. Joachim Rodrigues. They were also specially remembered individually (those who send their petitions) during the Novena to Infant Jesus. There were 9 Novena Masses today, the Novena preaching on the theme "God Experience enables joyful sacrifice" was done by Fr. Jeevan Tauro, OCD (Kushalnagar), Fr. Nilesh Crasta (Kodialbail Press), Fr. Praveen Monteiro OP, Fr. Joachim Fernandes (Kelerai), Fr. Sylvester D'Souza OCD (Bangalore), Fr. Anil Kiran Fernandes SVD (Mulki) and Fr. Rajesh OCD (Honnavar). The adoration and healing service in Konkani was conducted by Fr. Prakash D'Cunha, the Shrine Director. Kannada prayer service was conducted by Fr. Cyril Lobo (Gulbarga Diocese). The Evening was prayerfully ended with the Bala Yesu Namana, conducted by Fr. Cyril Lobo.

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THIRD DAY OF NOVENA TO INFANT JESUS
The Third Novena Day of the “Infant Jesus Annual Feast 2018” on 7th January 2018 was dedicated to TEACHERS. There were 5 Holy Masses in Konkani. The Novena preaching on the theme "Ponder God’s Word, A mighty Sword" was done by Fr. Joachim Rodrigues OCD (Bangalore), Fr. Rudolph Pinto OCD (Rome), Fr. Archibald Gonsalves OCD (Margao), and Fr. Darick D'Souza OFM Cap (Bejai). The adoration and healing services were conducted by Fr. Darick and Fr. Cyril (Gulbarga Diocese). There were no evening masses, due to the diocesan Eucharistic Procession in Mangalore. The Shrine was flocked by lot of devotees.
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SECOND DAY OF NOVENA TO INFANT JESUS
The Second Day of the “Infant Jesus Annual Feast 2017” was held on 6th January 2018. Their were 9 Holy Masses in Konkani, English, Kannada and Malayalam The Novena preaching was on the theme "Surrender first, Triumph next" was done by Fr. Don Tony D'Souza OCD (Baroda), Fr. Anil Prashanth OCD (Madantyar), Fr. Rovel D'Souza OCD (Mysore),Fr Richard D'Souza (Canara Communications), Fr Pius D'Souza Shimoga and Fr. Cyril Lobo, (Gulbarga). The large number of devotees participated in the prayer and liturgical services and later joined for lunch provided by generous benefactors. The atmosphere at the Infant Jesus Shrine was of prayer and devotion. Special focus was to pray for Children on this day.
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FIRST DAY OF NOVENA TO INFANT JESUS
The First Novena Day of the “Infant Jesus Annual Feast 2017” was held on 5th January 2018. Their were 9 Holy Masses in 4 languages. The Novena preaching was done by Fr. Wilfred Rodrigues OCD, Fr. Rohan Lobo, Bejai; Fr. Boniface D'Souza, OCD; Fr. Sandeep Goveas, OCD; Fr. Siju Sebastian OP, and Fr. Vijay Machado, Mangala Jyoti. Also Christanamana Prayer Service was conducted by Fr. Cyril Lobo from Gulbarga Diocese. Large number of devotees participated in the prayer and liturgical services and later joined for lunch provided by generous benefactors. The atmosphere at the Infant Jesus Shrine was of prayer and devotion. The Day was specially dedicated to pray for the Youth. The Theme of the day's preaching was "Irrational Fear, unsettles the believer".
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HORE KANIKE AND FLAG HOISTING AT INFANT JESUS SHRINE, BIKARNAKATTE, MANGALORE
In preparation for the Annual feast of Infant Jesus 2018 at the Infant Jesus Shrine, Bikarnakatte, which is scheduled to be held on January 14th and 15th 2018, a grand Horekanike (offertory procession) was flagged off by Rev. Fr. Joachim Rodrigues, who gave the flag to Rev. Dr. Wilfred Rodrigues on 4th January 2018 at Kaikamba –Bikarnakatte. Rev. Fr. Wilfred Rodrigues (Superior, St. Joseph's Monastery), Rev Fr. Prakash D’Cunha (Shrine Director), Rev. Fr. Liguory Crasta, Rev Fr. Jocy D’Souza, Rev. Fr. Joachim Rodrigues and Rev. Fr. Stephen Pereira, along with the Carmelite brothers, Carmelites Secular, Ballok Jezu Kutam, Infant Jesus Auto Drivers’ Welfare Associaton, friends, devotees and benefactors of the Infant Jesus Shrine began the procession at 6 pm and later reached Infant Jesus Shrine. The colourful offertory procession witnessed participation of many faithful, and comprised of offertory items to be used for the noon meals that will be served on all the novena days and on 15th, donated by various donors of the city.
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PRESS MEET for the INFANT JESUS FEAST 2018
The annual feast of Infant Jesus will be celebrated on 14th and 15th of January 2018. In preparation, there will be nine days of novena starting on 5th January. There will be nine masses every day on the novena days. The Feast Mass on 14th January will be presided by Bishop Most. Rev. Gerald Mathias, Bishop of Lucknow along with Rev. Fr. Charles Serrao (Provincial of Carmelites) and other priests. The festal Mass on on 15th January will be celebrated by Bishop Most. Rev. Aloysius Paul D'Souza, Bishop of Mangalore. The votive offering procession will begin on 4th January 2018 at 6:00PM from Jayshree Gate - Kaikamba to Infant Jesus Shrine followed by flag hoisting. The Press meet was chaired by Rev. Fr. Wilfred Rodrigues, Superior, Rev. Fr. Prakash D'Cunha, Director of the shrine, and Mr. Elias Fernandes (Fourwinds Communications)
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COME & SING CARMEL CAROLS 2017
Naman Ballok Jesu, Konkani Monthly in association with Infant Jesus Shrine, organized “COME & SING CARMEL CAROLS 2017”, their first Carol Singing competition on 10th December 2017 at 2.30 pm. The Infant Jesus Shrine, Bikarnakatte, Mangaluru was filled with vibrant and melodious. The event was inaugurated by the Chief Guest and renowned singer Mr. Melwyn Peris by hoisting a Star. Other guests of honour included Mr. Elias Fernandes (Four Winds Communications), and the three Judges of the Competition Fr. Jayprakash, Mr. Edwin Sequeira and Mrs Ivy D’Souza. The event was compered by Fr. Prakash Tauro. The Carmelite Brothers began the event by singing the first Christmas Carol. Then, Rev. Fr. Wilfred Rodrigues, Superior of the St. Joseph’s Monastery welcomed the gathering, and wished the participants. Mr. Melwyn Peris later wished the participants well for their singing.
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CARMEL DAY 2017
The Carmelites, celebrated “Carmel Day 2017” on 9th December 2017 at St. Joseph’s Monastery, Carmel Hill. The Chief Guest of the event was Rev. Fr. Richard Coelho, Director of Fr. Muller’s Institutions. In his speech, he praised the Carmelites for their involvement in the diocese, especially admiring their spiritual work at Infant Jesus Shrine, Carmel Hill. He told the audience that their presence showed the good work done by the Carmelites and the collaboration provided by the faithful. He ended his message by wishing a peaceful Christmas and New Year 2018. Other guests of honour were Rev. Fr. Pius James D’Souza OCD, (Episcopal Vicar for Religious, Mangalore Diocese and First Councillor of the Carmelites of Karnataka Goa Province) and Rev. Fr. Wilfred Rodrigues OCD (Superior of St. Joseph’s Monastery). Fr. Wilfred Rodrigues welcomed the gathering, Fr Prakash D Cunha compered the event and Fr. Liguory offered the vote of thanks.
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9th Anniversary of ‘Naman Ballok Jesu’ celebrated
The 9th anniversary of the magazine was celebrated on 3rd of December in Carmel Gudo, Bikarnakatte at 5pm. It began with a prayer song by the OCDS Bajjodi unit. Fr. JOCY Siddakatte, the Editor of the magazine welcomed the guests and said that this celebration is of readers and writers! “A fake news cannot be good news! Fake news is the new face of terrorism which instills fear and confusion in the common man! Whatsapp is the common platform where fake messages are forwarded without a second thought!” said Fr. Chetan Lobo, the Editor of ‘Uzvad’ Konkani magazine on the occasion He was the chief guest for the occasion and addressed the audience on the topic, ‘Fake News and the Common man’.
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Frivita and Nivita bag NBJ Yuva Pratibha Puraskar and Jeet Milan ‘The person of the year’
MANGALURU, November 21, 2017. Frivita D’Souza and Nivita Cardoza, young budding youth are chosen for the ‘NBJ – Amulya Akash Yuva Pratibha Puraskar-2017’ in sports and art category respectively and environmentalist Jeet Milan Roche for the ‘Godwin-Sushma Rasquinha Person of the Year -2017’ instituted by Naman Ballok Jesu, Konkanni monthly. The award ‘Yuva Pratibha Puraskar’ carries Rs. 20,000 in cash and the ‘Person of the Year Award’ Rs 30,000 in cash, certificate, memento and shawl. All the three awards will be presented in Carmel Hill – Mangaluru on December 3.

Frivita D’Souza

Nivita Cardoza

Jeet Milan Roche

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INFANT JESUS MANGALORE - OCDS PROFESSION CELEBRATION
The Mangalore OCDS (Secular Carmelites) had a special day to remember on 10th September 2017, at 11.00 am. The Joyous occasion was the Final Profession of 11 OCDS members, and First Profession of 5 members. They belong to the Infant Jesus Shrine, Mangalore. The Holy Mass was presided by Rev, Fr, Pius James D'Souza, Delegate Provincial of Karnataka Goa Province of Carmelites. He received the vows of the 16 OCDS members. Fr. Prakash D'Cunha director of OCDS, Infant Jesus Shrine and the Delegate Provincial OCDS, Fr. Rovel D'Souza graced the occasion with their presence along with other priests. Fr. Rovel preached an inspirational homily. After the Holy Mass, there was a short felicitation programme. It was also a time to bid farewell to Fr. Prakash D'Cunha, outgoing Director OCDS, and the welcoming of Liguory Crasta, OCD as the new Director of OCDS, at Mangalore.
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BLESSING OF RENOVATED PARLOUR
The Infant Jesus Shrine, had a special guest on Sunday, the 10th September 2017 at 8.30 am in the person of Shri. J.R. Lobo, Member of Karnataka Legislative Assembly, and Chairman of Backward Class and Minority Welfare Committee. It was fitting for him to be honoured, as he was very instrumental in arranging aid from Minority Welfare Committee for the repair and renovation at the Infant Jesus Shrine. He was honoured by presenting a shawl by Rev. Fr. Wilfred Rodrigues, Superior and presenting an Infant Jesus Statue by Fr. Pius J D'Souza, who is Episcopal Vicar for religious of Mangalore Diocese. Mr. Baptist Bondel was also honoured for helping and arranging the paper work for the same project. Later the new parlour was blessed by Rev. Fr. Wilfred Rodrigues, Superior. The people who attended Holy Mass on Sunday, joined in the felicitation.
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Monti Fest at Infant Jesus Shrine
The Monti-Fest Celebrations was celebrated in a solemn way at the Infant Jesus Shrine, Bikernakatte, Mangalore. Preparation began with a 9 day novena, where children offered flowers to Mother Mary at the Mount Carmel Grotto. There was also a short reflection each day, on the importance of Mary in the life of parents and children. On the Feast day, on September 8th 2017, there was blessing of Corns of Paddy and Sugarcane distribution after the Solemn Mass for Children. There were special prayers for children. In a special way, the importance and dignity of the girl child was emphasized.
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FEAST OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL AT THE SHRINE
The Celebration of the Feast of Mount Carmel on 16th July 2017 at Infant Jesus Shrine Mangalore was inaugrated at 6 am, with Holy Mass celebrated by Fr. Cyprian Fernandes OCD, and the Homily preached by Deacon Rayan Pinto OCD. The 7.15 am is celebrated by Fr. Pius James D'Souza OCD and the Homily preached by Fr. Gregory D'Souza OCD. The 10 am Mass was celebrated by Fr. Pius James D'Souza OCD, and Fr. Jocy D'Souza OCD. The Celebration was concluded by the Solemn Mass at 5.30 pm celebrated by Rt. Rev. Aloysius Paul D'Souza, Bishop of Diocese of Mangalore. The Homily was preached by Fr. Wilfred Rodrigues, the Superior of the Community. The Choir made the liturgy very festive and prayerful. Devotees in large number flocked the Infant Jesus Shrine Mangalore. Scapulars were distributed at the end of the Mass.
MAY YOU ALL RECEIVE BLESSINGS FROM OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL.

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BENEFACTORS DAY 2017
The Community at St. Joseph's Monastery, on the 14th of July 2017, on the eighth day of the Novena to our Lady of Mount Carmel, celebrated its Benefactors day. All the Carmelite fathers, brothers of the community, OCDS, Naman Ballok Jesu Kutam, and all benefactors of the monastery and the Shrine joined in thanksgiving to God at Holy Mass, which was followed by a cultural programme and a fellowship meal. The celebration was graced with the presence of Sabitha Misquith, Corporator.
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INFANT JESUS AUTO DRIVERS UNION ANNUAL GATHERING
The Infant Jesus Auto Drivers Union members gathered on 2nd July 2017, along with their family to celebrate their Annual Day. The Holy Mass was concelebrated by Rev. Fr. Wilfred Rodrigues, Superior, St. Joseph's Monastery and Frs. Cyprian Fernandes and Patrick Lobo. Cultural programme and games followed and the event ended with a fellowship meal.

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ONE DAY RETREAT ON 2nd JULY 2017
On 2nd July 2017, Infant Jesus Shrine held a one day retreat from 9 am to 4.30 pm. The Retreat was conducted by Fr. Raju Aratil (Mysore) , Fr. Anil, SVD and Fr. Prakash D' Cunha Ocd, and was attended by a large gathering. The choir and the worship team led the gathering in prayer.

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Solemn Profession at Infant Jesus Shrine, Mangalore
It was a day of great joy and jubilation for the Carmelites on 26th 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 liturgy of Solemn Profession animated by Fr. Joseph Cyril D’Souza OCD, was beautifully integrated in the Eucharistic celebration. Rev. Fr. Charles Serrao, the Provincial, received the vows of the brothers. Solemn Profession is a religious ceremony in which the members pronounce the three evangelical counsels (poverty, chastity and obedience) for life after the thorough training of almost ten years. This marks the entry into the order as a full-pledged member. With this the member shares everything in common with the other members of the Order. The five young men who made their final profession are,
1. Br. Regan D’Souza, Hyderabad, Telengana
2. Br. Fantino Pereira, Mapusa, Goa
3. Br. Macson Dabre, Vasai, Maharashtra
4. Br. Julius Gonsalves, Xellim, Goa
5. Br. Jovel Olivera, Kundapur, Udupi
At the end of the Mass there was a short felicitation programme.

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Fr Charles Serrao re-elected provincial superior of Discalced Carmelites
BENGALURU: April 27, 2017: The 13 Provincial Chapter of the Discalced Carmelite Friars of the Karnataka-Goa Province has re-elected Rev. Fr Charles Serrao as the Provincial Superior for the next triennium (2017 – 2020). Rev. Fr Charles Serrao, OCD was born on 26 August, 1950 at Vamadapav, Diocese of Mangaluru. He made his first religious profession on March 19, 1971 and was ordained a priest on December 23, 1978. After the formation of the Karnataka-Goa Province in 1981, he held the offices of Director of the Aspirants at the Vocation Home - Mangaluru, Master of Theology Students - Mangaluru, Vocation Promoter and Provincial Councillor. He obtained a Licentiate in Psychology and Pedagogy from Salesian Pontifical University in Rome and a Diploma of Specialization in Consecrated Life at ‘Claretianum’, an Institute of Theology for Religious Life, in Rome. He also, holds a Diploma in Human Growth and Development Relationships, Spiritual Counselling Skills, Community Living from the Institute of St Anselm, London.
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Good Friday celebrated on 14th April, 2017 at Infant Jesus Shrine, Mangalore

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Maundy Thursday celebrated on 13th April, 2017 at Infant Jesus Shrine, Bikarnakatte

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Palm Sunday celebrated on 9th April, 2017 @ Carmel Hill, Mangalore.

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The Carmelites in Karnataka: The Teresian Carmelites had established themselves in Goa and in Kerala in the seventeenth century. And since the region formerly known as the Carnatic, lies between Goa in the north and Kerala in the South, the Carmelites had inevitably to pass through Karnataka when proceeding by land from Goa to Kerala. And it is not surprising to find them residing at least on a temporary basis, in places like Bijapur, which form part of today's Karnataka. In his ‘Viaggio alle Indie Orientali’ Fr. Vincent Mary of St Catherine, has left us interesting descriptions of the beliefs, customs, feasts of the Canara of his time, and even of the scenic beauties and the cultivation and other aspects of life. But he found the Christians greatly neglected. And, on his reporting the need of the Canara Christians to the Holy See, Mangalore secured its first Vicar Apostolic in 1677. 8 read more

 
 About Infant Jesus Shrine :    

Infant Jesus has been honored with a magnificent shrine at Carmel Hill, Mangalore. The architectural structure and design of the newly inaugurated shrine is unique in many ways. Carefully planned, it has a rich symbolic meaning and significance derived principally from Biblical themes, of both the old and the new testaments. Here below we give in brief its main features. Here below we give in brief its main features. Here below we give in brief its main features. Here below we give in brief its main features. 8 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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