THE FRIARS OF GOA REGION celebrate the solemnity of ST JOHN OF THE CROSS
The Goa region, comprising the communities of Mapusa, Xellim, Londa, Matadakeri and Margao came together to celebrate the feast of St John of the Cross at Carmelite Monastery, Margao on 14th of December, 2020. There was a recollection in the morning up to noon. Fr Kennet Teles, the director of the Family Service Centre, shared his insights to make our preparation for Christmas more meaningful and fruitful. Confessions followed.

Fr. Ronald S. D’Souza, the Silver Jubilarian was the main celebrant at the Solemn Mass, during which three regents (Brs. Pranay Pereira, Elston Monteiro and Bala Praveen), renewed their profession. Fr. Joachim Rodrigues, Superior of Londa, in his homily, indicated how the example and teachings of St John of the Cross, are very relevant to Covid times, though he lived in a different age and milieu.

Before lunch, Fr. Ajith Rodrigues wished the Silver Jubilarian on behalf of the region, highlighting some of his sterling qualities based on the alphabets of his name. The postulants, who were guided by Fr. Ronald till a few days back, offered their congratulations in song. Finally the jubilarian gave expression to his sentiments. The Superior of Mapusa, Fr. Ivo Dias, prayed the grace over the meals, which were lovingly prepared by Fr. Jossey Rodrigues.

In the afternoon, all the friars gathered to discuss some pertinent issues of the region and exchange views regarding the common programmes and gatherings for the triennium.

The get-together ended with the intonation of FLOS CARMELI.

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