Mangalore: Feast of Mount Carmel Celebrated at Infant Jesus Shrine

The feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, popularly known as the Feast of the Scapular (Benthin) was celebrated at the Infant Jesus Shrine, Bikarnakatte on Sunday, July 15th along with Secular Carmelites and the faithful.

Throughout the day there were four masses including the Solemn festal Mass at 5.30pm. During all the masses the Holy Scapular, the symbol of Our Lady’s protection, was distributed.

In preparation for the feast, there were novena which began on July 6th, with a reflection each day on the different Mysteries of Rosary, which reflected the interior life of Mary. The priests and religious were invited from Mangalore diocese to share in the celebration.

Fr. Andrew Leo D’ Souza, the Parish Priest of St. Lawrence Church, Bondel presided over the festal Mass. Fr. Alwyn Siquira, OCD preached Homily on the theme, ‘Mary- the model of Contemplation and Best of Mystics.’ Fr. Wilfred Rodrigues, the superior, thanked all the benefactors and volunteers, who are at the service of Carmelites at Carmel hill throughout the year. The devotees came in large numbers throughout the day and received the immense blessings of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.

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