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The Annual Feast of INFANT JESUS was celebrated on the 14th and 15th of January, 2017.
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ANNUAL FEAST 2017 CLOSING DAY
The Annual Feast came to a close on 15th JANUARY 2017 WITH a closing Mass by Very Rev. Pius James D'Souza OCD at 6 pm followed by flag lowering. In the Morning there was a solemn mass presided by Very Rev. Francis Serrao, Bishop of Shivamoga.


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FEAST DAY ON 14th JANUARY 2017
The Annual Feast of Infant Jesus 2017 was celebrated solemnly, with over fifty thousand people visiting the shrine today. The Solemn Mass was celebrated at 6 pm by Very Rev. Bishop Henry D'Souza, Bishop of Bellary presiding the occassion. Among other dignitories included MLC Ivan D'Souza, MLA J.R. Lobo, Corporator Shabitha and Swami from Hubli (who received a vision from Infant Jesus). The holy Mass and other prayer services were telecasted live on various tv channels and websites. The mood was festive and joyous. Wish you all a Happy Feast of Infant Jesus 2017.
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Ninth Day of the “Infant Jesus Annual Feast 2017”
"ROAD TO SUCCESS IS STRAIGHT - FOLLOW IT" was the theme of the Ninth Day of the “Infant Jesus Annual Feast 2017” Novena on 13th January 2017. There were 9 Holy Masses in Konkani, English, Kannada and Malayalam. The Novena preaching on the commandment "DO NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS" was done by Fr. Rajesh D'Souza OCD (Honnavar), Fr. Rajesh Rosario (Jeppu Seminary), Fr. Joachim Rodrigues OCD (Mira Road, Mumbai), Fr. Rupesh Madtha, Fr. Richard Saldanha OCD (Dhyanavana, Mysore), Fr. Gerald D'Souza OCD (Canada), Fr. Richard Menezes, OCD (Sadbhavana, Bangalore) and Fr. Archibald Gonsalves OCD (Carmelite Monastery, Margao). The Solemn Mass was celebrated by Rev. Fr. Charles Serrao OCD, Provincial, Carmelites - Karnataka Goa Province. The day was specially dedicated for praying for the Religious. Many people flocked the Infant Jesus Shrine to experience Infant Jesus' blessings on their families and homes.
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Eighth Day of the “Infant Jesus Annual Feast 2017”
"GREED IS WORST ILLNESS - SHUN IT" was the theme of the Eighth Day of the “Infant Jesus Annual Feast 2017” Novena on 12th January 2017. The day was dedicated to pray for SICK. There were 9 Holy Masses in Konkani, English, Kannada and Malayalam. The Novena preaching on the commandment "DO NOT COVET YOUR NEIGHBOUR'S GOODS" was done by Fr. Raymond Santhanaz OCD (Tanzanian Mission), Deacon Tony D'Souza OCD (Baroda, Gujarat), Fr. Francis D'Souza (Jeppu), Fr. Vijay D'Costa OCD (Pushpashrama, Mysore), Fr. Andrew D'Souza (Bondel), Fr. Biju Sebastian OP, Fr. Richard D'Souza (Shanti Kiran, Bajjodi) and Fr. Wilfred Rodrigues OCD (Tapovana, Kushalnagar). There was special healing blessing on the Sick. Many people flocked the Infant Jesus Shrine to experience Infant Jesus' blessings on their families and homes.
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Seventh Day of the “Infant Jesus Annual Feast 2017”
"LOVE BINDS, LUST BLINDS - KEEP OFF" was the theme of the Seventh Day of the “Infant Jesus Annual Feast 2017” Novena on 11th January 2017. The day was dedicated to pray for MARRIED COUPLES. There were 9 Holy Masses in Konkani, English, Kannada and Malayalam. The Novena preaching on the commandment "DO NOT COVET YOUR NEIGHBOUR'S WIFE" was done by Fr. Walter D'Souza OCD (Carmel Hill), Fr. Alfred Menezes OCD (Pushpashrama, Mysore), Fr. Austin Peris (Derebail), Fr. Stany Monteiro (Bambil), Fr. Saji, Fr. Anthony Lobo (Gurpur) and Fr. Joy Francis OCD (Dhyana Sadhana, Mysore). There was special blessing on Married Couples. Many people flocked the Infant Jesus Shrine to experience Infant Jesus' blessings on their families and homes.
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SIXTH DAY OF INFANT JESUS NOVENA
The Sixth Day of the “Infant Jesus Annual Feast 2017” Novena on 10th January 2017 was dedicated to WORKERS. There were 9 Holy Masses in Konkani, English, Kannada and Malayalam The Novena preaching on the theme "UPRIGHTNESS IS BEAUTY - TO YOURSELF BE HONEST" was done by Fr. Joe Tauro OCD (Superior, Infant Jesus Shrine), Fr. Anil Lobo (Cordel), Fr. Melwyn D'Souza OFM Cap (Bejai), Fr. Walter D'Souza (Shakti Nagar, Fr. Boniface D'Souza OCD (Asha Deepa, Madantyar), Fr. Siju Sebastian OP, Fr. Joy Francis OCD (Mysore) and Fr. Boniface Pinto (St. Joseph's Seminary, Jeppu. The Novena preaching highlighted the seventh commandment "DO NOT STEAL". Many people were blessed and came forward to give testimonies of blessings from Infant Jesus.
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FIFTH DAY OF INFANT JESUS NOVENA
The Fifth Day of the “Infant Jesus Annual Feast 2017” Novena on 9th January 2017 was dedicated to YOUTH. There were 9 Holy Masses in Konkani, English, Kannada and Malayalam The Novena preaching on the theme "BODY REPRESENTS THE PERSON - TREAT WITH CARE" was done by Fr. Ryan Pais OCD (Koteshwar), Fr. Felix Monteiro (Fr. Muller's, Mangalore), Fr. Andrew Leo (Pashikere), Fr. Joe D'Souza OCD (Madantyar), Fr. Clifford Fernandes (St. Joseph's Seminary, Jeppu) and Fr. Pradeep Pinto OCD (Ryshivana, Ranipura). The adoration and healing service at 11.45 am conducted by Fr. Ryan Pais. The Shrine was flocked by lot of youth, children and people. Many people came forward to give testimonies of blessings from Infant Jesus.
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FOURTH DAY OF INFANT JESUS NOVENA
The Fourth Day of the “Infant Jesus Annual Feast 2017” Novena on 8th January 2017 was dedicated to PARENTS. There were 5 Holy Masses in Konkani. The Novena preaching on the theme "LIFE IS A PRECIOUS GIFT - PROMOTE IT" was done by Fr. William Miranda OCD (Koteshwar), Fr. Gregory D'Souza OCD (Carmel Hill, Mangalore), Fr. Stephen Pereira OCD (Bangalore) and Fr. George Santhumayor OCD (Mysore). The adoration and healing service in Konkani and Kannada at 11.45 am conducted by Fr. Praveen Pinto OCD (Bangalore).
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THIRD DAY OF INFANT JESUS NOVENA
The Third Day of the “Infant Jesus Annual Feast 2017” Novena 7th January 2017 was dedicated to CHILDREN. There were 9 Holy Masses in Konkani, English, Kannada and Malayalam The Novena preaching on the theme "WISDOM OF PARENTS - OBEY THEM" was done by Fr. Rovel D'Souza OCD (Carmel Hill, Mangalore), Fr. Steevan Lobo OCD (Xellim, Goa), Fr. Derrick OFM Cap (Bejai), Fr. Walter D'Mello (Bishop's House), Fr. Rathan Almeida OCD (Austria), Fr. Subesh, Fr. Rupesh Madtha and Fr. Ashwin D'Silva OCD. The adoration and healing service in Kannada at 11.45 am conducted by Fr. Prakash D'Cunha, Fr. Steevan Lobo and Fr. Ashwin D'Silva. The Shrine was flocked by lot of children and their parents. The evening Mass at 6 pm was presided by Episcopal Vicar Rev. Fr. Pius James D'Souza OCD and the novena preaching was done by Fr. Rupesh Madtha. After the Holy Mass, there was prayer and blessing over the children.
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SECOND DAY OF INFANT JESUS FEAST
The Second Day of the “Infant Jesus Annual Feast 2017” was held on 6th January 2017. Their were 9 Holy Masses in Konkani, English, Kannada and Malayalam The Novena preaching was on the theme "Church, Way to Holiness - Listen to her" was done by Fr. Jeevan Tauro OCD (Novice Master, Kushalnagar), Fr. Richard Lasrado (Thokur), Fr. Ashwin Cardoza (Bendur), Fr. Joachim Fernandes (Kelarai), Fr. Ivan D'Souza OCD (Bajjodi), Fr. Subesh, Fr. Shabas Crasta OCD (Bajjodi) and Fr. Dominic Vas OCD (Mysore). There was also adoration and healing service in Kannada at 11.45 am conducted by Fr. Praveen Pinto, OCD (Bangalore). 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 VOCATIONS on this day.
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FIRST DAY OF INFANT JESUS FEAST
The First Novena Day of the “Infant Jesus Annual Feast 2017” was held on 5th January 2017. Their were 9 Holy Masses in 4 languages. The Novena preaching was done by Fr. Anil Prashanth Lobo OCD, Fr. Praveen Monteiro OP (Ashoknagar), Fr. Eugene D’Silva CSsR (Alangar), Fr. Melwyn Noronha (Borimar), Fr. Mark Furtado OCD (Margao), Fr. Siju Sebastian OP, Fr. Rajesh D’Souza OCD and Fr. Arun Sunil Lobo OCD. There was also adoration and healing service at 11.45 am conducted by Fr. Melwyn Noronha. 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. The Day was also the release of the Carmel Bible Diary 2017, A Diary with daily Readings and Reflections for the Liturgical year in Konkani.
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RELEASE OF CARMEL BIBLE DIARY 2017
On 5th January 2017, the First Day of the Novena to Infant Jesus, the Carmelites released CARMEL BIBLE DIARY 2017 at Infant Jesus Shrine, Bikarnakatte . The book was released by Fr. Joe Tauro (Superior, St. Joseph’s Monastery), Fr. Melwin Noronha (Parish Priest, Borimar), Fr. Elias D’Souza (Shrine Director), Fr. Raymond Santhanaz (Missionary in Tanzania) and Fr. Praveen Pinto (Director, Dhyanavana Publications). The Bible Diary gives daily readings and reflections on the Word of God for the Liturgical year 2017 in Konkani. These reflections were prepared by Carmelite Friars and published by Dhyanavana Publications and priced at Rs. 150 only. This book can be used for the family prayer and to give to friends and family as a precious gift.
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Reflection for the FIRST day of Novena

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HORE KANIKE AND FLAG HOISTING AT INFANT JESUS SHRINE, BIKARNAKATTE, MANGALORE
Ahead of the Annual feast of Infant Jesus shrine scheduled to be held on January 14th and 15th 2017, a grand Horekanike (offertory procession) was flagged off by Rev. Fr. Victor Machado (Parish Priest, Cordel, Kulshekar) on 4th January 2017 at Holy Cross Church, Cordel. M.L.C Ivan D'Souza Rev. Fr. Joe Tauro (Superior, St. Joseph's Monastery), Rev Fr. Elias D'Souza (Shrine Director) and Rev. Fr. Prakash DÇunha and the friends, devotees and benefactors of the Infant Jesus Shrine were present. The Hore Kanike procession began at Holy Cross Church, Cordel, Kulshekar at 5.30 pm and reached Infant Jesus Shrine at 6.30 pm. The colourful offertory procession witnessed participation of many faithful. And comprised offertory items donated by various donors of the city.
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THE ANNUAL FEAST OF INFANT JESUS 2017
BIKARNAKATTE MANGALORE

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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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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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