Pushpashrama venerates Patroness of the Order

“Triumph all ye Cherubim, sing with us sweet Seraphim, Heaven and Earth resound our Hymn, Salve Salve Salve Regina…!”

A day to be proud of, a day to be remembered,
A day to celebrate, a day to jubilate
A day to pray, a day to say
O dearest mother, guide our way.

The day to which all the Carmelites look forward to dawned on 16th of July to celebrate the great solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. But this joy as to be shared with all be it Carmelites or not, because Mother Mary is the mother of all. Therefore the Pushpashrama keeping this in their minds anticipated the celebration of our Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel on Sunday. As the feast is of the Carmelites, the liturgy was animated and celebrated by the Carmelites of the entire order i.e., the priests, brothers, the secular Carmelites and lest to forget, the offshoots of the vineyard of Carmel, the other sister congregations of the Carmelites.

The con-celebrated mass was presided over by Fr. Oswald Crasta (Provincial Prefect for studies) who also preached a homily of immense spiritual depth. He said, “Carmel means gazing the face of the eternal God, just like Mary who gazed the face of her son from his birth and especially during His crucifixion.”

A beautiful choir led by the brothers who reverberated the song of their hearts throughout the shrine. The OCDS brought forth wonderful gifts to the Lord in the offertory procession. After the mass, blessed Scapulars were distributed to the people while at the same time highlighting the importance the message and protection of Mary through the Scapulars.

Following the exchange of greetings and wishes, was a short fraternal breakfast with the OCDS and their families. Indeed the day was a day of jubilation and a day of remembrance of our allegiance to our beloved mother.

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