Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel And Bicentenary Celebration of Catholic Faith in Southern Africa

The Community of Benoni, South Africa celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and 200 years of the Catholic Church in Sothern Africa on 14 July, 2018. They also remembered 20 years of Carmelite Friars presence in South Africa.

The parish communities of Our Lady of Loreto, Kempton Park, St Joseph’s, Acotnville, and Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Brentwood Park came together for this meaningful celebrations. The faithful were spiritually prepared by three days of novena and spiritual renewal programs animated by Fr John D’Souza, Fr Arvin Tauro and Fr Boniface D’Souza. On the feast day (14, July) Mass was presided over by Fr Marthinus Badenhorst, OP who gave a meaningful homily on Carmelite Spirituality.

The celebration was well attended by a large number of congregation. The OCD nuns too were present for the celebration. Fr Arvin Tauro thanked all three parishes for their support and for conducting meaningful liturgy for the feast. Among the special invitees there were Carmelite benefactors who help our seminarians in their academic pursuit. Fr Boniface D’Souza explained the congregation about their contribution and thanked them for their constant support to Carmelites. After the Mass fellowship meal was served to all.

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