Canonical Establishment of OCDS Community at Bikarnakatte

April 09, 2021 was a day of thanksgiving and jubilation for the OCDS of St Teresa of Avila community at Bikarnakatte, Carmel Hill, Mangalore which was Canonically Established by Rev. Fr Saverio Cannistra, OCD General Superior. To mark this unique event, the Holy Eucharist was celebrated by Rev. Fr Pius James D’Souza, Provincial along with seven concelebrants. Fr Rovel D’Souza, OCDS spiritual assistant, preached a meaningful homily. After the homily the OCDS members renewed their promises to the Lord.

Subsequently there was a short programme during which the official decree of the canonical establishment of the OCDS community was read by Fr Deep Fernandes, Delegate Provincial of OCDS. Mrs. Laveena compered the programme and Mrs. Mary Rebello, the President welcomed the gathering. Fr Provincial in his address highlighted the human, Christian and Carmelite formation in the life of the OCDS. Fr Charles Serrao, the Superior of Carmel Hill sketched the history of the Carmelite Secular Order. Fr Patrick Lobo was especially mentioned and thanked for his pioneering work in laying the foundation of the OCDS at Carmel Hill, Mangalore. Mrs. Leena proposed the vote of thanks.

The Province is happy with the growth that has taken place in the community during the past 18 years and invites it to aspire to still greater prowess.

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