Solemn Profession @ Infant
Jesus Shrine, Mangalore
It was a day of great joy and
jubilation for the Carmelites on 31st of May,
2016 at 3.30 pm, as they witnessed five young
and energetic brothers pronouncing their
religious vows for life at the Infant Jesus
Shrine, Bikarnakatte - Mangaluru.
The rite of Solemn Profession animated by Fr.
Prakash D’Cunha OCD, was beautifully integrated
in the Eucharistic celebration. Rev. Fr. George
Santhumayor the Vicar Provincial, exhorted the
candidates to be ‘the beacons of Joy of the
Gospel.’ The highlight of the ceremony was
making the religious profession in the hands of
the Vicar Provincial of the Carmelites, Rev. Fr.
George Santhumayor OCD.
Solemn Profession is a religious ceremony in
which the members pronounce the three
evangelical counsels (poverty, chastity and
obedience) for life after the thorough training
of almost ten years and that marks the entry
into the order as a full-pledged member. With
this the member shares everything in common with
the other members of the Order. The five young
men who made their final profession are,
1. Br. Anthon Souz, Gundolli, Belgaum
2. Br. Peter Pereira, Londa, Belgaum
3. Br. Rayan Pinto, Permai, Mangalore
4. Br. Wison D’Costa, Londa, Belgaum
5. Br. Nelson Cardoza, Mira Road, Mumbai
At the end of the Mass there was a short