Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Celebrated in
Carmelite Fathers of Sadbhavana along with the
vibrant Carmel Kutam celebrated the Feast of our
Lady of Mount Carmel on the 19th of July, 2015
in the Sadbhavana premises. The celebration
began with the solemn procession of our Lady of
Mount Carmel in a beautifully decorated chariot
on Dr. Rajkumar Road. Nearly four hundred people
participated in the pious procession reciting
the Holy Rosary and singing Marian hymns after
V. Rev. Fr. Charles Serrao, Provincial Superior
of Carmelites of Karnatak-Goa province blessed
and incensed the Chariot. After the solemn
procession the statue was installed in the
chapel for veneration by Rev. Fr. Archibald
Gonsalves who presided over the festive
Eucharist. Rev. Fr. William Miranda preached a
heart touching sermon highlighting the motherly
character of our Lady with a request to remain
close to her to feel her affection and
protection. Carmelite priests from near and far
along with Capuchin friars from Saccidananda
concelebrated in the thanksgiving sacrifice. Br.
Sandeep Kumar, studying in Tanzania, Africa
renewed his vows in the hands of V. Rev. Fr.
Charles Serrao on this auspicious day. The
angelic choir led by Mr. Maxim Lobo and Mr.
Cajetan Dias added flavor to the prayerful
celebration. After the Eucharistic blessings
Rev. Fr. Archibald Gonsalves, Fr. Joachim
Rodrigues along with those who celebrated their
B’days these days cut the B’day cake and the
whole congregation sang the melodious B’day
song. Mr. Dolphy D’cunha, the President of
Carmel Kutam honored the Provincial for his
paternal support and encouragement to Carmel
Kutam and the devotees who frequent Sadbhavana
for spiritual assistance. The main sponsor Mrs.
Marina Pinto was honored by V. Rev. Fr. Charles
Serrao offering her the most beautiful statue of
our Lady and a shawl. All others who contributed
through petals and flowers for the celebration
were honored with a blessed candle. V. Rev. Fr.
Charles Serrao wished all the devotees a very
happy and joyous feast and thanked them for
their generosity towards Sadbhavana and Fr.
Archibald Gonsalves encouraged and appreciated
all the members of Carmel Kutam for their
unceasing efforts to keep Konkani alive in the
metropolitan city of Bengaluru. Mrs. Pramila
compeered the post mass program. After the solemn
Eucharist the Scapulars, the armor of protection
offered by our Lady of Mount Carmel were
distributed to all the devotees of our Lady.
Blue Bird Caterers had prepared a sumptuous
Mangalorean meal which was relished and
cherished by all those who took part in the
celebration. All these photos you see are
captured by Mr. Lawrence Miranda. Long live
Carmel Family under the protection of Our Lady
of Mount Carmel.