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A Carmelite at the helm of the CRI - Mysore:
On behalf of the Karnataka-Goa Province, we congratulate Fr. Dominic Vas OCD, on being elected as the President of the CRI (Mysore Unit) during the general assembly held yesterday (15 February, 2015). We promise him our prayers, so that he may be able to animate the religious in the Diocese and make a valuable contribution to the local Church.

30th Spiritual product of Fr. Rudolf V. D’Souza OCD
The community at Sadbhavana, Bangalore was happy to release the latest publication by our well-known friar Rev. Fr. Rudolf V. D’Souza OCD. At the end of the Sunday Eucharist on 1st March, 2015, Fr Silvestre D’Souza OCD, Editor of “Springs of Living Water” briefly introduced the book to the congregation. Fr. Jerald D’Souza OCD, the Delegate-Superior of the Carmelite community formally unveiled the book: Seek and you will find. The contents of this book first appeared in the form of articles in the magazine of daily reflections “Springs of Living Water.”
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Well Begun Half Done!!!
The Construction work is begun in Canada for the Little Flower Formation House cum Spirituality Centre. We wish all the very best for this project.
 
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Confirmation in Mira Road
It was a joyful day for the parish and the Mother Church as 215 young boys and girls received the gifts of the Holy Spirit on the 28th of February, in St. Joseph's Church, Mira Road. Most. Rev. Bishoph John Rodrigues confirmed them during the Solemn Eucharist concelebrated by the community Fathers. May they be blessed abundantly and become the effective instruments in the mighty hands of God.
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Junior Priests' Meet 2015
The meeting of Junior Priests of Karnataka- Goa province was held in Stella Maris, Honnavar from 2nd to 6th of February, 2015. Twenty four Priests and Br. Malvino participated in this meet. Fr. George Santhumayor, Councilor in-charge of On-going formation presided over the inaugural mass and preached an encouraging homily. Fr. Gregory D’Souza enlightened the participants on the theme, ‘Carmelites Spiritual direction’ by his experiential and wisdom filled input sessions. On the 5th of February, a mass for the people was organized in St. Sebastian’s Parish, Matadakeri where all the priests concelebrated in the Eucharist and prayed for the people.
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Ordination of Fr. Noel D’Cunha
Dn. Noel D’Cunha was ordained by Most. Rev. Philip Neri Ferrao, the archbishop of Goa and Daman on the 11th of February in the Carmelite Monastery, Acquem, Margao. Frs. Ivo Dias and Mark Furtado organized the meaningful liturgy. After the Mass Fr. Archibald Gonsalves, the superior of the Monastery raised the toast and wished the newly ordained all success in his priestly ministry. Fr. Provincial expressed his joy of having another young and bubbling priest for the province and congratulated Fr. Noel. On this graceful occasion he thanked his parents and honored the benefactors who helped Fr. Noel to ascend the altar of God. Fr. Noel thanked everyone who was instrumental in making him a priest in the order of Melchizedek.
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BREAKING NEWS FROM CANADA:
The Blessing ceremony of the construction site of the Little Flower Formation House cum Spirituality Centre was solemnly conducted by Rev. Fr. Rudolf V. D'Souza on his 28th Priestly Ordination Anniversary on February 24th at 11.30 am. Alfred Horie Construction Company had its equipment at site, and Mr. Steve Paone the chief Managing Director directed the cranes to uproot approximately 100 mighty trees symbolically to begin the construction work at the site immediately. Members from Guardian Angels Parish, Secretary Riz Geronimo, Oscar and Heidi; members from St. Edmond's Parish and Secular Carmelites Molly Dias, Marylynn, and Susan - Larry were present.
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Karmel Dongrar Somyacho Pashav - 1 : Infant Jesus shrine, Mangalore
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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New beginning - CARMEL PRERAN
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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Seminar on Consecrated Life in the Third Millennium: Hopes and Challenges : Dhyanavana, Mysore
January 26, Dhyanavana International Institute of Spirituality, Mysore organized a full day seminar on Consecrated life in the third millennium: hopes and challenges. At 9:00 am seminar started with registration and at sharp 9:15 am programme was begun. Participant’s response was enthralling and mind boggling. Sisters from 53 congregations from Mysore, ten congregation sisters from Dhyanavana and four men congregation brothers and fathers participated in the Seminar.
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Mission exposure programme : Dhyanavana, Mysore
January 21 to 23, 2015, a mission exposure programme was organized for Dhyanavana student sisters at Mariapura village in Kollegal district. It was guided by ODP NGO’S Staff members and it was headed by Sr. Felicie U F S. They initiated this exposure programme through P.R.A. method that is Participatory Rural Appraisal. This method helps to trace the needs of the villagers.
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THE INAUGURATION OF THE 5TH BIRTH CENTENARY OF ST. TERESA OF AVILA AT MATEKA AND MPANDAGINDO, SONGEA.

As the whole Order of the Discalced Carmelites rejoices to celebrate the 5th birth centenary of the reformer St. Teresa of Avila (1515 – 2015), the Carmelites of Songea along with the lay faithful had the privilege to inaugurate this Jubilee year with a solemn celebration.
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INSTALLATION OF THE TABERNACLE AT THE PAROCHIAL HOUSE,  MPANDAGINDO, SONGEA.
“It is written,” he said to them, “My house will be called a house of prayer, but you are making it a den of robbers.” (Matthew 21:13). There was a real need for a community chapel for the friars to have their community prayers especially to have the mental prayer at the Parochial House of the St. Martin the Tour. After having received the permission from the local ordinary, the Tabernacle was installed in the Community Chapel by Rev. Fr. Marlon Rodrigues OCD, the Regional Vicar during the evening vespers on the day of Christmas.
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NEW YEAR CELEBRATION AT OUR LADY OF LOURDES SUBSTATION,  MATEKA, SONGEA.
‘Begin Anew. Most of us will make resolutions as we begin the New Year but the essential thing is to keep up those resolutions. Mary lived by the promise she made to the Lord and in the same way we need to live by the promises we make to the Lord’ this is what, Rev. Fr. Baptist Fernandes OCD, the new member of the Carmelite Community preached in his homily during the thanksgiving mass on 31st December.
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THE HOLY FAMILY FEAST AT NDILIMA LITEMBO SUBSTATION, SONGEA.
The family which prays together will live together, was the theme on the Feast of the Holy Family. The feast was celebrated with pomp and glory on 28th December at Ndilima Litembo, one of the Substation which is under the care of the Carmelites. The main celebrant of the feast was Rev. Fr. Marlon Rodrigues, the Regional Vicar. The celebration began with the Holy Eucharist at 11 AM. There were a good number of faithful present for the celebration.

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THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM AT OUR LADY OF LOURDES SUBSTATION,  MATEKA, SONGEA.
December 26th the Boxing Day and the feast of St. Stephen the first martyr was solemnized by conferring the sacrament of Baptism for 28 new born children here at Our Lady of Lourdes substation, Mateka. The Solemn Eucharistic Celebration was presided over by Rev. Fr. Marlon Rodrigues, the Regional Vicar of the Carmelites along with Fr. Roshan Pinto. The mass began at 9 AM with a solemn procession.
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THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM AT ST MARTIN THE TOUR PARISH, MPANDAGINDO, SONGEA.
"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these” said the Lord. On Boxing Day the parishioners of St. Martin the Tour Parish, Mpandagindo, solemnized the feast of St. Stephen, the first Martyr, by having the baptism for 25 children. The solemn Eucharistic celebration began at 9 PM. Rev. Fr. Vivian Menezes OCD, the Parish Priest presided over the Eucharist and baptised the little ones.
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BISHOP OF TRAPANI VISITS SCALA
January 26, 2015: As the Indians celebrated the Republic Day and had the privilege of welcoming Mr Barack Obama, President of USA; the Carmelites of Scala community in Rome had the honour of welcoming His Excellency Most Rev. Pietro Maria Fragnelli, Bishop of Trapani. Fr Wilfred Pais welcomed the Bishop and thanked for his friendly visit to our community which enhanced the joy of the community. After having seen the relic of St Teresa of Avila and the Church, He presided over the Eucharistic celebration and during the homily taking into consideration the rich legacy and the spirituality of the Carmelite Saints invited all to walk in the footsteps of St Teresa of Avila in following Jesus Christ.
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Relic of St. Teresa in Tanzania

The walking staff of the first woman ‘Doctor’ of the Catholic Church arrived Tanzania on the 14th Jan 2015 accompanied by the team of pilgrims from Spain namely Amaya Alvarez, Pablo Montesinos, Cristina Marcos and Fr. Jerome Paluku, Asst mission secretary from Generalate. The entire Catholic Church joining with the Reformed Order of the Carmelites of St. Teresa of Avila marks the 500th Birthday of St. Teresa who is noted for her life of prayer, prayer for the church and efforts to reform the Carmelite Order.
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RELIC IN NYAMUSWA PARISH BUNDA
   
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RELIC ARRIVES IN DAR ES SALAAM - ST. TERESA OF AVILA SUB STATION
16th January, 2015 the relic was taken by flight from Mwanza to Dar Es Salaam. The plane landed at 2.15pm and the relic was received at the airport by Discalced Carmelite friars and the OCDS members. The three cars decorated proceeded to St. Peter Claver parish where the relic was received solemnly with singing and celebration. There was exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. At 5 pm there was the solemn Eucharistic celebration presided over by Rev. Fr. Benno the Dean and parish priest of Kibaha parish and concelebrated by the Carmelite priests and Diocesan priests.
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RELIC ARRIVES IN DAR ES SALAAM - ST. THERESE OF THE CHILD JESUS PARISH
At 9 am the relic was taken to St. Therese of the Child Jesus Parish where the people along with children and sang and offered flowers expressing their joy. The relic was taken in procession to the church. The Eucharistic celebration was presided over by Fr. Marlon Rodrigues OCD. The veneration of the relic was held after the mass.

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RELIC ARRIVES IN MOROGORO - KOLA SEMINARY
At 3pm the journey to Morogoro began and we reached Kola formation community where the community welcomed the relic at the gate with songs and dancing. The vespers were sung and the community spent some time in meditation till 9 pm.


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RELIC ARRIVES IN KIHONDA OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL CHURCH
At 9.20 pm the relic was received at Kihonda Mt. Carmel church, where religious and lay people gathered and had the night vigil with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. On 18thmorning Sunday the two masses were presided over by Rev. Fr. Mloka, the Rector of St. Peter’s seminary Diocese of Morogoro. In the afternoon at 1.30 pm the relic and the pilgrims travelled to Dar es salaam to fly to Madagascar via Kenya at 7.10 pm.
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more News & Announcements

This website was launched in 2006 during the silver jubilee celebrations of the Karnataka-Goa Province of the Discalced Carmelite Order.

The ancient Carmelites founded in the thirteenth century were reformed in the sixteenth by two great doctors of the church, Saints Teresa and John of the Cross. These spiritual geniuses, while re-enforcing the contemplative dimension of the Carmelites, inserted a decidedly apostolic thrust into their spirituality, with special emphasis on the missions.

During the seventeenth century, we find Carmelite missionaries in several pockets along the west coast of the Indian sub-continent : Surat, Diu, Goa, Verapoly. In the eighteenth, Carmelites were appointed vicars apostolic of "the Great Mogul" and Verapoly. They are invited to attend to the pastoral needs of the Catholics in Mumbai. In the nineteenth century, the sees of Mangalore and Quilon were entrusted to the sons of St. Teresa.

Finally, in the twentieth century, the Discalced Carmelites opened their doors to Indian natives, who would henceforth draw more freely from the rich spiritual treasures of Sts. Teresa, John of the Cross, and other Carmelite interreters of the Good News of Jesus.

As Indian vocations multiplied, more and more foundations were made, and grouped into "provinces". Today among more than thirty provinces world-wide, there are five Indian provinces . One of these is the Karnataka-Goa province.

The aim of this web-site is, primarily to acquaint readers with Carmelite history and tradition; to share the spiritual insights of the great Carmelite saints and also give glimpses of the life within the province to all our associates. Articles of topical interest have also been included.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

PROVINCIAL COUNCIL

Rev. Fr. Charles Serrao
Provincial

Rev. Fr. George Santhumayor
I Councillor

Rev. Fr. Silvestre J. D'Souza
II Councillor

Rev. Fr. Lawrence D'Cunha
III Councillor

Rev. Fr. Jerome Moras
IV Councillor

Rev. Fr. Richard Menezes
Provincial Secretary

We invite you to begin the day with poetic reflections on the day's Gospel composed by our Friar,


Rev. Fr. Paul D'Souza, OCD
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New book to be released
Here is
SEEK AND YOU WILL FIND another new book by Fr. Rudolf V. D'Souza OCD. The book contains a beautiful FOREWORD by Rev. Fr. Charles Serrao OCD (Provincial). This is the 30th literary product by Fr. Rudolf. This compendium is a collection of his articles published on the Living Water monthly Gospel reflections by Dhyanavana Publications of Karnataka Goa Province of the Carmelites.

These articles are short but filled with common wisdom and practical material for anyone who wants to seek and find God's presence in daily life. We wish all the best to his new book and pray that this instrument may help all those who seek God in their lives to be powerful in their ministry and mission.


HOMILIES IN ENGLISH (VIDEO):
The following homilies have been preached by Rev. Fr. Rudolf V. D'Souza OCD, Parish Priest at Guardian Angels Church, Vancouver Canada.The first three homilies are of his Lenten mission reflections in the parish.

The remaining are Sunday homilies which will be regularly uploaded. All our friends and well-wishers are most welcome to benefit from these reflections.

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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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