FIRST PROFESSION OF NOVICES AND VESTITION OF THE
Viva Carmelo! The ancient Order of Carmel was
enriched by the entry of yet another 6 members
as these received the Carmelite Habit at Tapovana on 14th November, 2017 and pronounced
their religious vows. Fr. Provincial who
presided over the Solemn Eucharist preached a
well-prepared and moving homily.
“The path of
holiness found in Carmel is sure and authentic
and its spirituality, dense. This is testified
by the number of cases awaiting today the honor
of Canonization before the Vatican,”
he said, as
he commended the courageous decision of the six
youngsters who were pledging their lives to
Jesus with their mystical theme,
‘to be little
victims of His love’.
In the absence of his
Provincial, Fr. Jayasheelan, the Novice Master
of Tamilnadu Province represented his province
as one of the candidates comes from there.
A zealous battalion of 13 Novices aglow with
their newly vested uniform sounded angelic at
Choir which was animated by the emerging
choir-maestro Fr Augustine Robert. Fr Ajith
Rodrigues with his soldierly voice steered the
entire liturgy with Carmelite decorum. Almost
half the Tapovana chapel had turned into
priest’s sanctuary as a record number of over 50
priests concelebrated the Eucharist. Fr
Sylvester Pereira was joined by Philomena-Kudige
in laying the table with a delicious meal. Viva Carmelo!