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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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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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Gospel Reflections

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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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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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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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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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 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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