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St. Joseph’s Monastery
Carmel Hill (Carmel Gudo),
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Kulshekar Post
Mangalore - 575 005

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The Annual Feast of INFANT JESUS was celebrated on the 14th of January, 2015.
The solemn concelebrated mass was at 6.00.p.m.
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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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 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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 About St. Joseph Monastery :    

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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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

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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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